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Smith, Thomas
February 28, 2007 06:42PM
History of Bourbon, Scott, Harrison and Nicholas Counties, Kentucky, ed.
by William Henry Perrin, O. L. Baskin & Co., Chicago, 1882. p. 613.
[Scott County] [Georgetown City and Precinct]

PROF. THOMAS SMITH, Georgetown, was born in King and Queen County, Va., in
1835; here he remained until he was thirty years of age; he was educated
in an elective course in 1859; in 1855 he began teaching. He enlisted in
the army of Northern Virginia, in Stonewall Jackson's Corps, and was
afterward with Gen. A. P. Hill's Corps, engaging in over forty battles; he
was wounded in the second battle of Manassas, and a second time before
Petersburg, when the Weldon R. R. was taken by the Federals; the first
time by shell in the ankle, and the second time a section of six inches of
the ulna of the fore-arm was taken out; he served as Adjutant of a regiment
in the twenty-second Virginia battalion of infantry; in later years he was
Adjutant General of a well known Field's Brigade, which afterward, was
known as Walker's Brigade; he was home on a leave of absence, from the
effects of his wounds, when Lee surrendered, and was paroled in the spring
of 1865; Prof. Smith taught in Virginia a year after the war; he went to
Texas in the fall of 1866, and taught six months in a private school when
he was made Professor of Latin in Austin College, at Huntsville, Texas; he
was there but a short time when he was taken with yellow fever, being
confined seven months by the disease and its effects. In January, 1868,
he returned to Virginia and in November of the same year, came to Kentucky
taking charge of the Central Academy in Fayette County, where he taught
four years; at the end of that period establishing the Winchester High
School, where he taught seven years, in the meantime building up a large
school. In June, 1879, he was elected Professor of Latin in Georgetown
College, a position he still retains to the satisfaction of all.

Fayette-KY Clark-KY King_&_Queen-VA TX

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