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The Daily Dispatch: May 30, 1862., [Electronic resource], A General fired (search)
A General fired --The cause of the issue of the Federal General, G. F. Smith, a reported in the St. Louis Democrat to have been is follows. "For two or three nights he was very much exposed in front of Fort Donelson, to the wind, elect, and cold, in arranging and preparing his troops, and after the capitulation as was taken with fever and ague, which weakened him greatly. But his spirit, was indoubtitable. Upon the first symptom of recovery he was again in the field. While at Pittsburg Landing he jumped from a gunboat into a yawl, and ran a spike into his leg, which penetrated the bone and caused exfoliation. Crysipelas intervened, and in nine days from the time of the accident he died. "