Cpl. Smith was captured June 22, 1864 near Clarkesville, N.C. He was sent to Fortress Monroe, Va. and then forwarded to Point Lookout, Md.
Cpl. M.B. Smith was chosen for exchange, was transferred for the exchange on March 14, 1865 and was paroled at Point Lookout. He was then sent to Aiken's Landing, Va. for the exchange.