Private George w. Smith was mustered into service on July 20th, 1861 as a Private in Captain James P. McMullen’s Infantry Company, which was stationed at Clearwater Harbor, Pinellas County, Florida. He remained in this unit until its 3-months term of service expired on October 20th, 1861.
He next enlisted with Captain Henry Mulrenan’s Florida Volunteer Coast as a seaman on January 1st, 1862; on January 9th, 1862 he was assigned to the crew of the Mollie Post. He remained in this unit until mustered into Confederate service on March 5th, 1862 when he was enlisted as a Private in Captain Smith’s Company (Key West Avengers), 7th Regiment Florida Infantry by Major R. B. Thomas at Tampa, Florida for a period of 3 years or the war.
He was discharged on April 25th, 1862 and re-enlisted as a Private in Captain Gettis’ Company (South Florida Infantry), 7th Regiment Florida Infantry by Major R. B. Thomas at Tampa, Florida for a period of 3 years or the war.