An amendment to the United States Constitution to abolish slavery introduced during the American Civil War.
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(4 July, 1826 -- 29 June, 1895) Smith was an American soldier, lawyer, and politician. Born in Richmond, Madison County, Ky., Smith served in the Mexican War. Smith was admitted to the bar in 1852 and was a member of the State house of representatives 1861 to 1863. Smith was elected as an Unconditional Unionist to the Thirty-eighth and Thirty-ninth Congresses and served from March 4, 1863, until his resignation in July 1866. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774- Present', available at http://bioguide.congress.gov/biosearch/biosearch.asp]
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