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Smith, Stillman H.
MILITARY SERVICE
Age: 26, credited to Cornwall, VT
Unit(s): 14th IA INF
Service: cred. Anamosa, IA; enl Co. K, 14th IA INF, pr SGTMAJ 11/1/61, kia, Fort Donelson, 2/15/62

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VITALS
Birth: 1835, Cornwall, VT
Death: 02/15/1862

Burial: Linwood Cemetery, Dubuque, IA
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer:
Findagrave Memorial #: 108388596
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes
Portrait?: Unknown
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
(State digraphs will show that this soldier spent some time in a state or national soldier's home)

Remarks: None
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BURIAL:
Copyright notice
Linwood Cemetery, Dubuque, IA
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and other veterans who may be buried there.



Epitaph

"Come, let no darkness daunt us. Let us go
Where Cornwall Village dreams not far below
And on their obelisk read how Truman Lane
Died in the Wilderness; Stillman Smith was slain
At Donelson; and at Cold Harbor
Captain Samson (sic). Then, strangely, Alva Barlow
'Hung by Guerrillas!' -- the stone does not say where.
Perhaps it's not a monument's affair.
But I'll weep -- even for Alva -- if you can weep
For him, for all, for Southern boys asleep
Like these your fathers may somewhere have known.

Donald Davidson, "Poems, 1922-1961," University of Minnesota Press, 1966, p. 54.