It may also help to narrow down my search if you could provide any additional information such as DOB or place of birth, or any additional family spouse? Smith was a very common last name I have over 20,000 hits just on the name you gave me for PA Civil War and so far have been through 100 of them and no 122nd.
Additional information needed if known.
Dear Mr. Elbell,
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We searched the National Archives Catalog and located the series Indexes to the Carded Records of Soldiers Who Served in Volunteer Organizations During the Civil War in the Records of the Adjutant General's Office, 1762 - 1917 (Record Group 94) that include an index card for [Pennsylvania] Smith, Joseph B - 122nd Infantry, Company G. The card indicates there should be a consolidate military service record (CMSR) for him in the record series Carded Records Showing Military Service of Soldiers Who Fought in Volunteer Organizations During the American Civil War in Record Group 94. Most of the service records in this series have been made available via microfilm and through digitization of the microfilm. Unfortunately, the records for Pennsylvania Volunteers have not been microfilmed or digitized.
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There also may be a pension file for him, however please note that not all Civil War soldiers received a pension. The majority of Civil War pension files in the Records of the Department of Veterans Affairs (Record Group 15) are in the custody of the National Archives at Washington, DC - Textual Reference (RDT1). There are also 3 record series (XC files) in Record Group 15 at the National Archives at St. Louis (RL-SL) that include claims files relating to Civil War Veterans. These records were transferred to the National Archives in 1952 and 1955 from the VA. Please email both RDT1 at Archives1reference@nara.gov and RL-SL at email@example.com with full details about the soldier you are researching.
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Think I found your individual where he is buried. He also may have served in other units within the PA Infantry. Wife's name was Catherine C. Smith her maiden name was Gillespie
Here is his pension record index and other records: click on images to enlarge