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Smalley, Henry Adams

MILITARY SERVICE

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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VITALS

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

MORE INFORMATION

Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 7/24/1882, VT
Portrait?: Gibson Collection, Italo Collection, VHS Collections
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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Photo

VHS - Reunion Society Collection

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John Gibson Collection

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Ed Italo Collection

Obituary

Col. Henry A. Smalley

Word was received in this city yesterday of the death of Col. Henry A. 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 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 at Chambly, L. C., in the Norwich University and the University of Vermont each, 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 1st regiment of artillery, U. S. A., and was engaged in skirmishes with the Indians in Florida and the West. In 1858 he obtained a year's leave of absence and visited Europe. In 1861 he was commissioned colonel of 5th Vermont volunteers and mustered into service with it. Ill health compelled him to retire from active service and he was detailed for duty at West point, where was assistant professor of French. He was married in 1863 to Frances, daughter of G. D. Overton, Esq., of New York. He served in various posts until 1869 when he was nominated by the president for the brevet of brigadier general, and he was unanimously confirmed. In 1869 and 70 he was in Europe and since that time he has been practicing his profession as civil engineer. In1872 the honorary degree of A. M. Was conferred upon him by the University. He has written a number of articles for the New York press on engineering questions. For some time past his health had been poor, preventing active business life.

The remains will arrive here from New York this morning and the funeral services will be held at St. Paul's chapel at 3:30 this afternoon.

Source: Burlington Free Press, May 15, 1888.
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.