Kirby Smith CSA

Edmund Kirby Smith CSA (1824 - 1893)

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Gen. Edmund Kirby (Kirby) Smith CSA
Born in St Augustine, St. Johns, FLmap
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Husband of — married [location unknown]
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Died in University Cem, Sewanee, Franklin, TNmap
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Categories: Confederate States of America.



Confederate soldier and educator. Son of Joseph Lee Smith.[1]

Nicknamed "Seminole" for his native state. Civil War Confederate General. There are several internet websites about this famous ancestor. Search for Edmund Kirby Smith for more information.

grad US Military Academy 1845, served with his brother in Mex-Amer War. He did not join the Confederate Army until his home state of Florida seceded in 1861.

The ONLY Smith in the Statuary Halls of the US Capitol is Edmund Kirby Smith (1824 FL -1893) Confederate General -Civil War [s/o- Joseph Lee & Frances (Kirby) Smith] >> to Joseph b.1682 CT m. Mary Royce of GROUP 18 - The 4SmithBrothers family

Info about him in "Famous Americans" under his father's name of Joseph Lee Smith.

GEN. E. KIRBY SMITH was born in St. Augustine, Fla., in 1824, . . .Goodspeed's Biographical, Franklin County, TN

Edmund Kirby Smith, a native of St. Augustine, Florida, was one of the most despised Civil War commanders in East Tennessee. Tennessee Encyclopedia

Photographed Primary Sources memorial #8829 in University Cem, Sewanee, Franklin, TN


Descendant of yDNA group NE18 brother William Smith (c1617 ENG-1670 CT) m Elizabeth Stanley on SmithConnections Northeastern DNA Project.[2]


  1. Dictionary of American biography by American Council of Learned Societies, Published 1943. Vol 10 page 424
  2. SmithConnections Northeastern DNA Project, haplogroup Rb1 NE18 Christopher Smith.


Thank you to Kitty Smith for contributions to this profile. Cooper-1 18:23, 28 February 2016 (EST)

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The only Smith statue in the U.S. Capitol.
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