John Smith was enlisted as Private on May 15th, 1862 in Captain Cawthon’s Company, Company H (Union Rebels), 6th Regiment Florida Infantry by S. A. Cawthon at Mount Vernon Arsenal, Florida, for a period of 3 years. (Company Muster Roll for April 2nd to July 9th, 1862).
He is reported absent on the Company Muster Roll for June 30th through November 12th, 1862. This Roll documents him as absent sick at Knoxville, Tennessee since October 27th, 1862.
He is reported deceased on the Company Muster Roll for November 12th, 1862 through February 11th, 1863. This roll documents his death at Knoxville, Tennessee on November 20th, 1862.
His name appears on a Register of Officers and Soldiers of the Army of the Confederate States who were killed in battle or died of disease at Knoxville, Tennessee, Kentucky on November 21st, 1862.