Joshua Smith, Civil War captain

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I am looking for information about Joshua Smith who was captain in Company H, 79th Ohio Volunteer Infantry during the Civil War from 1862 - 1864. He died May 13, 1865 from tuberculosis and is buried at Corwin in Warren County.
Joshua Smith was living in Davenport, Iowa in 1857 and joined a colony that came west to central Nebraska and established a settlement that became known as Grand Island. Smith was part of the surveying party that put down stakes for the town and the settlers claims. He remained in Nebraska for several years, then returned to Ohio where he received a commission as captain for the Ohio Volunteers.
Smith wrote an important letter describing the journey from Davenport, Iowa to central Nebraska to his brother George Smith in November 1857.
I am using this letter as the basis for a documentary of the first settlers that came to Hall County, Nebraska and I would like to learn more about Joshua Smith and hopefully find a photograph of him.
Besides his brother George, their were two other brothers, Cyrus and Philip. All three spent their lives in Warren County. The documentary will be posted to Youtube when completed.
I would be pleased to hear from anyone that has information.
My email address is: khfarms@hamilton.net
My name is Ken Harders
820 N. Burwick Road,
Wood River, Nebraska 68883

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