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Smith H. Hastings
Hastings, Smith Hugh c1865 MoH public domain image.jpg
Hastings in c. 1865
Born (1843-12-27)December 27, 1843
Quincy, Michigan
Died October 13, 1905(1905-10-13) (aged 61)
Allegiance United States
Service/branch United States Army
Union Army
Rank Colonel
Unit Michigan Company M, 5th Michigan Volunteer Cavalry Regiment
Battles/wars American Civil War
Awards Medal of Honor
Smith H. Hasting's Burial Marker in Riverside Cemetery, Colorado
Hastings' burial marker in Riverside Cemetery, Colorado

Smith H. Hastings (December 27, 1843 - October 13, 1905) was a Union Army soldier in the American Civil War who received the U.S. military's highest decoration, the Medal of Honor.

Hastings was born in Quincy, Michigan on December 27, 1843. He was awarded the Medal of Honor, for extraordinary heroism on July 24, 1863, while serving as a Captain with Company M, 5th Michigan Volunteer Cavalry Regiment, at Newbys Crossroads, Virginia. His Medal of Honor was issued on August 2, 1897.

Colonel Hastings was a companion of the Colorado Commandery of the Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States.

He died at the age of 61, on October 13, 1905 and was buried at the Riverside Cemetery in Denver, Colorado.

See also


  • Dyer, Frederick H (1908). A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion. Des Moines, IA: Dyer Pub. Co.. ASIN B01BUFJ76Q.
  • War Department, U.S. (1880). The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies: Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office. OCLC 857196196.
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