Smith, Vernon Morton
Age: 20, credited to Stowe, VTVITALS
Birth: 915/1842, Stowe, VTADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Alias?: None notedDESCENDANTS
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.