Private William T. Smith was born ca. 1840 in Florida.
In 1860 he was living near Chattahoochee, Gadsden County, Florida, at his mother Sarah’s residence along with two younger female wards, Ann Stricklin and Margaret Lewis. William was educated, being enrolled in school within 12 months of the census.
He enlisted on March 12th, 1862 at Quincy, Gadsden County, Florida in Captain Davidson’s Company; he stated his age as 20. William was present with the company from his date of enlistment until October 31st, 1863 when he was hospitalized under Surgeon’s order. He returned to the company in November, and was present with it until it surrendered at Durham Station, North Carolina on April 26, 1865. He was paroled at Catawba Bridge, South Carolina on May 5, 1865.
The date and place of his death are unknown, as is the place of interment.