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army officer.

Abiel Leonard Smith, American army officer.

Background

Smith, Abiel Leonard was born on July 14, 1857 in Fayette, Howard County, Missouri, United States. Son of Joseph D. and Martha (Leonard) Smith.

Education

Graduated from the United States Military Academy, 1878. Army War College, 1914.

Career

Commissioned Second lieutenant 19th Infantry, June 28, 1878. Brig. general, September 22, 1916. Retired. January 3, 1918.

Participated in campaigns against Indians, 1878-1886. Spanish-American War, 1898. Also in World War. Brevetted captain, February 27, 1890, “for gallant and meritorious service” in Geronimo Campaign, 1886.

Connections

Married Florence Compton, June 19, 1890. Children: Abiel Leonard, Dorothy, Charles Compton, Margaret.

father:
Joseph D. Smith

mother:
Martha (Leonard) Smith

spouse:
Florence Compton

children:
Abiel Leonard Smith

Dorothy Smith

Charles Compton Smith

Margaret Smith