Smith, Stillman H.
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
See Legend for expansion of abbreviationsVITALS
Birth: 1835, Cornwall, VT
Burial: Linwood Cemetery, Dubuque, IA
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Findagrave Memorial #: 108388596
Alias?: None noted
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
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Linwood Cemetery, Dubuque, IA
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"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.
Source: Donald Davidson, "Poems, 1922-1961," University of Minnesota Press, 1966, p. 54.