GUSTAVUS WOODSON SMITH - (1822-1896) - Army Engineer, born Scott Co., Kentucky. Graduated at West Point (1842), served as assistant engineer in construction of Ft. Trumbull and Battery Criswald; taught engineering at West Point (1844-46)and commanded the company of Sappers, Miners and Pontoniers in the Mexican War. Was in battle of Churabasco, Chapultepec and in assault and capture of Mexico City. Assistant professor of engineering at West Point (1849-54), then resigned commission. Superintended extension of the Treasury building, and repairs of branch mint and construction of the Marine Hospital in New Orleans. At outbreak of civil War, joined Confederate Army, appointed Brigadier-General from Kentucky, commanded 4th Brigade, Army of the Shanendoah at first Battle of bull Run. Several important commands, then acting secretary of War of the Confederate States Government (1862). Surrendered at Macon, Georgia, April 20, 1865, and held as prisoner of war. Was superintendent of Southwest Iron Works, insurance commissioner for Kentucky.