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Cdv of Major General Green Clay Smith, 4th Kentucky Cavalry
Cdv of Major General Green Clay Smith, 4th Kentucky Cavalry. Mexican War veteran, politician, Civil War Brigadier, later a Congressman, Territorial Governor of Montana, and failed Presidential Candidate. Lies at rest in Arlington National Cemetery.
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Smith, Green Clay, brigadier-general, was born in Richmond, Ky. July 2, 1832. In 1847 he enlisted in a cavalry regiment and served a year in the Mexican war. He was graduated at Transylvania university in 1850 and at the Lexington law school in 1853; began practicing with his father, removed to Covington in 1858, and was elected to the legislature, where he defended the national government in 1860. In the following year he was commissioned major in the 3d Ky. cavalry; was appointed colonel of the 4th Ky. cavalry in Feb., 1862; was wounded at Lebanon, Tenn.; and was promoted brigadier-general of volunteers, June 11. He resigned his commission Dec. 1, 1863, having been elected to Congress; where he served till 1866, then resigned to accept the office of governor of Montana where he remained three years. He was brevetted major-general of volunteers, March 13, 1865, for gallantry in the field. In 1869 he was ordained to the ministry of the Baptist church and settled in Frankfort, Ky. He devoted most of his time to service as an evangelist, but in 1876 was the candidate of the National Prohibition party for the presidency, and received a popular vote of 9,522. In 1890 he was called to the pastorale of the Metropolitan Baptist Church, Washington, D. C., and he died in that city on June 29, 1895.

Source: The Union Army, vol.