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Dear Ms. Smith,
Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!
We searched the National Archives Catalog and located the Carded Records Showing Military Service of Soldiers Who Fought in Confederate Organizations in the War Department Collection of Confederate Records (Record Group 109) that includes two related file units titled Confederate Soldiers from the State of Tennessee - Smith, Samuel M - Third (Clack's ) Infantry, Rh-Y and Confederate Soldiers from the State of Tennessee - Smith, Samuel - Third (Lillard's) Mounted Infantry, S-Y AND Third Consolidated Regiment, Infantry.If this is not the Samuel Smith you seek, there were 23 file units for “Samuel Smith from Tennessee” from the same series (including the two listed above). These file units are digitized and available using the Catalog.
Since Confederate pensions came from the states, we suggest that you contact the Tennessee State Library & Archives for a search of the index to the Tennessee Confederate Pension Applications: Soldiers & Widows database.
We hope this is helpful. Best of luck with your family research!
Thank you so much Ms. Collier for your reply.
With a common name like Samuel M. Smith, research on him has been difficult. In order to specifically identify which one of the many Samuel/Samuel M. Smith's in the CW records, I need to pin him to his wife, Barbary Ann. I was hoping to find a pension record that listed her. While your links did not help me find specifically him, it did help me to eliminate two of the possibilities I was looking at. The Sam M. from Beldsoe County and Samuel Monroe from Fayette County both have wives names listed, neither of which are Barbary Ann.
So I continue my pursuit but I do thank you for the links. They have been most helpful and will continue to be.
Thank you again,