Portrait of Rev. Cotton Mather Smith, of Sharon, Litchfield County, Conn., (photograph)
Unknown (copy after)
Smith, Cotton Mather
Appears in exhibition catalog as entry no. 36
(A photograph from the original, now in the possession of Hon. John Cotton Smith, of Sharon.) He was Chaplain in the Revolutionary army, and for a long time with the troops at Ticonderoga, and was present at the taking of the fort. He is spoken of in history, on that day, as "praying like a saint, and fighting like a devil." He was settled over his congregation, in Sharon, for fifty-two years. [P. 8.]
Hand-Book of the Centennial Exhibition of Antiquarian and Revolutionary Relics, held in New Haven, Connecticut, from June 10th to July 2d, 1875, in aid of the National Centennial Fund of Philadelphia. New Haven, Conn.: Punderson & Crisand, Printers, 12 Center Street. 1875.