Colonel Milo Smith

Series: Characters in the story Chronicles of War

Little is recorded of Colonel Smith.  It is believed that he was born in Vermont around 1819.  At some point he took up residence in Clinton, IA.  When Iowa’s 26th Volunteer Infantry was formed in the summer of 1862, Colonel Smith was given command–a post he served faithfully until January of 1865, when he resigned his commission.  Colonel Smith went to work for the Des Moines Valley Railroad for many years after the war.

Very little exists today in the way of biographical information on Milo Smith.  The picture of him in this post, apparently taken after the war, was found in a history of Iowa.