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Melancthon Smith
Member of the
Mississippi House of Representatives
from Clarke County
In office
1857–1859
Preceded by Unknown
Succeeded by Unknown
Personal details
Born (1829-04-15)April 15, 1829
Mobile, Alabama
Died November 1, 1881(1881-11-01) (aged 52)
Mobile, Alabama
Spouse(s) Mary Emma (Forney) Smith
(October 13, 1833 - February 8, 1870)
Clara (Howze) Smith
Profession Planter, Militia Officer, Journalist
Military service
Allegiance  United States of America
Confederate States of America Confederate States of America
Branch/service United States United States Army
 Confederate States of America Army (Artillery)
Years of service 1851–1854 (USA)
1861–1865 (CSA)
Rank Union army 2nd lt rank insignia.jpg 2nd Lieutenant (USA)
Union Army major general rank insignia.svg Major General (MS Militia)
Confederate States of America Colonel.png Colonel (CSA)
Unit 8th U.S. Infantry Regiment
Commands Right Wing—Mobile Defenses
Artillery—Cheatham's Corps
Artillery—D.H. Hill's Corps
Artillery—Hardee's Corps
Artillery—Cheatham's Division
Smith's (Mississippi) Battery
Battles/wars American Civil War

Melancthon Smith (frequently spelled Melancton or Melanchton; April 15, 1829 – November 1, 1881) was a Colonel in the Confederate States Army during the American Civil War. A graduate of the United States Military Academy, he served with the artillery of the Army of Tennessee in the Western Theater. After the war he became a journalist.

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