Decker, Smith M.
Age: 20, credited to Highgate, VT
Unit(s): 13th VT INF, 6th MA INF
Service: enl 9/11/62, m/i 10/10/62, Pvt, Co. K, 13th VT INF, m/o 7/21/63; also 6th MA INF
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Birth: 1843, Highgate, VT
Burial: Bellevue Cemetery, Lawrence, MA
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Heidi McColgan
Findagrave Memorial #: 68187155
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, death date/location, widow Clara; both units
Portrait?: 13th VT INF, off-site
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
(If there are state digraphs above, this soldier spent some time in a state or national soldiers' home in that state after the war)
Remarks: 13th Vt. History off-site
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Bellevue Cemetery, Lawrence, MA
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Swanton---Col. Smith M. Decker, a native of Swanton, died at his home in Lawrence, Mass., April 4, after an illness of several months, and the funeral was held Friday.
In trade in Lawrence many years, he was recognized as one of the leading citizens of that city.
Mr. Decker went to the Civil War, going out in Company K, 14th Vermont, and took part in the battle of Gettysburg. He was active in Grand Army circles, and kept up comradeship by attending the reunions of this famous regiment. For a number of years he was colonel of the 6th Massachusetts.
He leaves a wife. Edwin Decker of Highgate is a brother.
Source: Burlington Weekly Free Press, April 13, 1916
Courtesy of Deanna French