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Smith, Lorison

MILITARY SERVICE

Age: 20, credited to Brandon, VT
Unit(s): 12th VT INF
Service: enl 8/14/62, m/i 10/4/62, Pvt, Co. G, 12th VT INF, m/o 7/14/63

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VITALS

Birth: 09/29/1841, Pittsford, VT
Death: 01/12/1900

Burial: Pine Hill Cemetery, Brandon, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Jennifer Snoots

Findagrave Memorial #: 0
(There may be a Findagrave Memorial, but we have not recorded it)

MORE INFORMATION

Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 12/15/1879
Portrait?: Co. G, 12th VVI Reunion
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: See Benedict's Army Life in Virginia

DESCENDANTS

3rd Great Grandfather of Sue Ann Huntley Nagy, Rutland, VT

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BURIAL:

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Tombstone

Pine Hill Cemetery, Brandon, VT

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Lorison Smith

St. Albans Daily Messenger

Oct. 1, 1888

Death of an Old Veteran

Larius Smith, who died on Thursday home, night at Brattleboro, at the age of 92, was credited with being the oldest soldier of the civil war. He enlisted in Company I of the 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 easily have passed for a man of 60. He was twice married and left two sons, one of whom is Henry H. Smith, clerk of the Rutland county court. He was also a member of Stoughton Grand Army Post and was buried with military honors on Saturday.

Contributed by Tom Boudreau.