Brigadier General Tom Smyth Fatally Wounded Days before War ends 1865

#OnThisDay 1865 Brigadier General Tom Smyth from Ballyhooly Cork, was shot in the mouth by a sniper, shattering his cervical vertebra. He had been at the front of his troops when the Confederate marksman hit him. He died two days later just as the war ended when the Confederate Commander General Lee surrendered in the Appomattox Court House. Smyth was the last General to die in the American Civil War.

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Brig Gen Tom Smyth

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