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Sturtevant, Smith C.

MILITARY SERVICE

Age: 18, credited to Weybridge, VT
Unit(s): 5th VT INF, VRC
Service: enl 12/22/63, m/i 12/22/63, Pvt, Co. B, 5th VT INF, wdd, Wilderness, 5/5/64, tr to VRC 2/21/65, m/o 7/15/65

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VITALS

Birth: 10/02/1846, Weybridge, VT
Death: 02/06/1887

Burial: Greenwood Cemetery, St. Albans, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Kathy Valloch
Findagrave Memorial #: 147121099

MORE INFORMATION

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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Greenwood Cemetery, St. Albans, VT

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Smith C. Sturtevant

Smith Sturtevant, 5th VVI, was killed in the "Great Train Wreck of 1887" when a Central Vermont passenger train derailed while crossing a bridge over the White River between Hartford and West Hartford, VT on February 5, 1887. One of the worse train wrecks in history, nearly 40 people died.

Sturtevant had been employed on the Central Vermont since the war, first as a brakeman, then a conductor. He left a widow and seven children. His remains were taken to St. Albans, his home.

More details on the scene at his death in "The Great Train Disaster of 1887", Clyde Berry and Pat Stark, Hartford Vermont Historical Society, 2005.

Contributed by David R. Mayhew.

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