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Smith, Wesley B.

MILITARY SERVICE

Age: 18, credited to Huntington, VT
Unit(s): 17th VT INF
Service: enl 1/2/64, m/i 1/5/64, Pvt, Co. B, 17th VT INF, pr CPL, m/o 7/14/65

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VITALS

Birth: 01/31/1845, Starksboro, VT
Death: 01/04/1919

Burial: Village Cemetery, Hinesburg, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Bob Hackett
Findagrave Memorial #: 162434457

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Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Unknown
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: None

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BURIAL:

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Tombstone

Village Cemetery, Hinesburg, VT

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Obituary

Hinesburg--The funeral of the late Wesley B. Smith was held at the home of his sons, C. J. and G. W. Smith January 7 at 12 o'clock, with burial in the family lot in Hinesburg. The bearers were his sons, C. W. and F. W. Smith, his grandson, C. P. Smith, his brother-in-law, William Thompson, and two Grand Army men, Michael Finney, and and Henry Larose. There were many floral offerings from friends and relatives. The Rev. A. H. Edie officiated.

The late W. B. Smith was born in Stocksboro January 31, 1845. On November 27, 1863 he married Rosina T. Rollins, of Huntington, who died October 18, 1913.

On January 2, 1864 he enlisted in Co. B. 17th., being mustered out July 14, 1863. He was promoted Corporal during his service. He was a member of G.A.R. Post No. 37, of which he was a Post Commander.

He was a man of sterling character, and his loss will be deeply felt by all who knew him. He is survived by two sons, and two grandsons.

Source: Burlington Weekly Free Press, Jan 16, 1919:
Courtesy of Deanna French

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