Andrew Jackson Smith

Andrew Jackson Smith (HM16PA)

Location: Kuttawa, KY 42055 Lyon County
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Country: United States of America
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N 36° 58.182', W 88° 11.808'

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Medal of Honor

This Medal of Honor recipient was born a slave in Lyon County, Ky., on September 3, 1843. Andrew Jackson Smith escaped to Union Army at 19 and fell in with 41st Illinois. Wounded at Battle of Shiloh. Recuperated at Clinton, Illinois, where he heard that blacks could join the Union Army. He mustered in Co. B, 55th Mass. Colored Infantry, May 16, 1863.

Medal of Honor
Posthumously awarded Medal of Honor in 2001 for gallantry for saving regimental colors when color bearer was killed at the Battle of Honey Hill in South Carolina, Nov. 30, 1864, during Civil War. He lived, bought, and sold land in Between The Rivers area after war. Died 1932. Buried at nearby Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. Presented by Between The Rivers, Inc.
HM NumberHM16PA
Series This marker is part of the Kentucky: Kentucky Historical Society series, and the Medal of Honor Recipients series.
Marker Number2107
Year Placed2003
Placed ByKentucky Historical Society - Kentucky Department of Highways
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Date Added Wednesday, September 24th, 2014 at 3:48am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 393469 N 4092180
Decimal Degrees36.96970000, -88.19680000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 58.182', W 88° 11.808'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 58' 10.92" N, 88° 11' 48.48" W
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Area Code(s)270
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 9289-9299 Woodlands Trace, Kuttawa KY 42055, US
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