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Smalley, Henry Adams

Age: 27, credited to Burlington, VT
Unit(s): 5th VT INF, 2nd US ARTY
Service: 1LT, 2nd US ARTY, comn COL, 5th VT INF, 7/30/61 (9/16/61), leave of absence from USA revoked 9/10/62; pr CPT 2nd US ARTY 8/1/63, resgd 3/8/65 [College: NU 51, UVM 53, USMA 54]

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Birth: 02/28/1834, Jericho, VT
Death: 05/13/1888

Burial: Greenmount Cemetery, Burlington, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Kathy Valloch
Findagrave Memorial #: 21277
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes
Portrait?: Italo Collection, VHS off-site
College?: NU 51, UVM 53, USMA 54
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: more off-site

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Greenmount Cemetery, Burlington, VT

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and other veterans who may be buried there.

(Gibson Collection)


Col. Henry A. Smalley---Word was received in this city Monday, of the death of Col. Henry Smalley, which occurred at the Roosevelt Hospital, from pneumonia, on Sunday. He had been in poor health for some time, but his illness was not supposed to be serious until last week when Deputy Collector E. A. Smalley was summoned to New York.

Col. Smalley was the eldest son of the late Judge David A. Smalley, and was born in Jericho Feb. 28, 1834, and was therefore 54 years old. He received his education in the French College of Chambly, L.C., in the Norwich University, and the University of Vermont, one year, finishing in the Military Academy at West Point, to which he received the appointment of Cadet in 1850, and from which he graduated in 1854.

He was commissioned Brevet second Colonel in the first regiment of artillery, U. S. A., and was engaged in skirmishes with the Indians in Florida, and the West. In 1858 he obtained a years leave of absence, and visited Europe. In 1861 he was commissioned Col. of the 5th Vermont Volunteers, and mustered into service with it. His health compelled him to retire from active service, and was detailed at West Point where he was assistant professor of French.

He was married in 1863 to Frances, daughter of G. D. Overton, Esq. Of New York. He serve in various posts until 1869, when he was nominated by the president for the brevet of the Brigadier General, and was unanimously confirmed. In 1869 he was in Europe, and since that time he has been practicing his profession as civil engineer. In 1872 the honorary degree of A.M. was confirmed upon him by the University. He has written a number of articles for the New York Press on engineering questions. For sometime past his health has been poor, preventing active business life.


The funeral of the late Col. Henry Smalley was held Tuesday afternoon from St. Paul's Chapel, Rev, Dr. J. Isham Bliss officiating. The interment was in the lot of the late David A. Smalley at Green Mount Cemetery. The bearers were, Gen. William Wells, Gen W. W. Henry, Capt. G. W. Burleson, of St. Albans, Major C. H. Forbes, of Brandon, Dr. B. W. Carpenter, and Mr. A. G. Pierce. Mr. J. A. Arthur had charge of the arrangements. Collector, and Mrs. Smalley were unable to be present, owing to the delicate state of Mrs. Mrs. Smalley's health.

Burlington Weekly Free Press, May 18, 1888
Courtesy of Deanna French