Smith, Vernon Morton
Age: 20, credited to Stowe, VT
Unit(s): 3rd VT INF
Service: enl 9/6/61, Pvt, Co. E, 3rd VT INF, dis/dsb 2/5/63
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Birth: 915/1842, Stowe, VT
Burial: Lakewood Cemetery, Minneapolis, MN
Marker/Plot: Section 8, Lot 287, Grave 2
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Tom Ledoux
Findagrave Memorial #: 128890199
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 11/5/1902, MN
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: Died in Portland, OR
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Lakewood Cemetery, Minneapolis, MN
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Vernon M. Smith
VERNON M. SMITH, born in Stowe, 1841; at the breaking out of the rebellion, had a strong desire to enter the army, and offered himself in the 1st and 2d Regiments, but his father, then in feeble health, was unwilling to let him go, but seeing his son's earnest desire, consented, when the 3d Regiment was being raised, and Vernon was one of the first to enlist among those who afterwards composed Company E; his father's health continuing to fail, he was released from his enlistment contract, came home, assisted in the last sickness and death of his father; soon afterwards went to Washington, and joined his company by a new enlistment; mustered into Co. E. 3d Vt. Reg., Sept 6.'61.; a few days after detailed by Gen. W.F. Smith to assist Capt. West in topographical engineering, remained in that place; remained in that place 'till Aug., '62, when reduced by chronic diarrhea, he was appointed to light duty as orderly at the office of Gen. Smith, and soon after taken under the general's care as private orderly, and discharged by his order, Feb. 8, '63; served 17 months.
Hemenway's Historical Gazetteer, 1871, ii:763
Submitted By: Deanna French.