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Smith, Elisha B.

MILITARY SERVICE

Age: 59, credited to Rockingham, VT
Unit(s): 12th VT INF
Service: enl 9/10/62, m/i 10/4/62, Pvt, Co. I, 12th VT INF, Pvt, Co. I, 12th VT INF, m/o 7/14/63

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VITALS

Birth: abt 1803, Haverhill, NH
Death: 09/27/1888


MORE INFORMATION

Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 4/27/1878; widow Merit A., 8/24/1889, VT
Portrait?: Unknown
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: 1890 - Widow living in Bellows Falls, VT

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Obituary

Bellows Falls
THE OLDEST SOLDIER OF THE CIVIL WAR DEAD

Larious Smith, who died Thursday night at the age of 92, was credited with being the oldest soldier of the civil war. He enlisted in Co. I, 12th Vermont volunteers, which went from Bellows Falls in 1863. He was then 67 and a man of remarkably strong physique. He would at the time of his death pass for a man of 60. He was twice married and leaves two sons, one Henry Smith, clerk of the Rutland court. He was a member of Stoughton Grand Army post and will be buried with military honors today.

Source: Springfield Republican, September 29, 1888
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.