Smith, Louis McD.
Age: 24, credited to St. Albans, VT
Unit(s): 1st VT INF, 5th VT INF
Service: enl 5/2/61, m/i 5/9/61, SGT, Co. C, 1st VT INF, m/o 8/15/61; comn 2LT, Co. A, 5th VT INF, 9/3/61 (9/3/61), pr 1LT, 6/15/62 (6/15/62), wdd, Savage's Station, 6/29/62, pow, Savage's Station, 6/29/62, prld 7/17/63, m/o 12/31/62, SOWD; comn again, CPT, Co. E, 3/1/63 (4/23/63), m/o 9/15/64
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Birth: 07/05/1837, Enosburgh, VT
Burial: Greenwood Cemetery, St. Albans, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Kathy Valloch
Findagrave Memorial #: 148502139
Alias?: None noted
Portrait?: Italo Collection, VHS Collections
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
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Vermont Officers Reunion Society Collection
Courtesy Vermont Historical Society
Left to right:
1LT Orrin L. Spencer, Co. A
CAPT Louis M. Smith, Co. E
Capt. Miner E. Fish, Co. D
CAPT Alonzo R. Hurlbut, Co. C
(The Italo Collection)
Capt. Louis McD. Smith, for several years past deputy collector at St. Albans, who had been failing for about six weeks past, died at the residence of his sister in that village on Friday, December 12.
Capt. Smith enlisted in Company C. First Regiment, Vermont Volunteers 1861, and was appointed First Sergeant. After the expiration of his service with the First Regiment, he enlisted in Company A of the Fifth Regiment and was commissioned Second Lieutenant, Set 3, 1861. At the Battle of Savage Station, July 29. 1862he was wounded and taken prisoner and was paroled on the 29th of the same year. He was mustered out of service December 31, 1862, and subsequently, at the solicitation of Gov. Smith, accepted a Commission of Company E. of the Fifth Regiment. He was afterward Commissioned as Major but did not accept, and he was finally mustered out of service September 16, 1864.
He was a member of the Commandery, of the Legion, a member of Baxter Post, G. A. R. of Newport, of Champlain Chapter, No 1, R. A. M., and Franklin Lodge, No. 4, F. And A. M.
The Messenger says of him, "Captain Smith was a man of generous impulses and pure motive. Never physically strong since his brilliant service in the field, he met the varied responsibilities of life with courage and fortitude characteristic of the man. Faithful in the discharge of any duty, he gained the confidence and respect for all, and in a marked degree, and held the esteem and loving regard of a large circle of friends. The various organizations of which he was a cherished member, will remember him as a comrade and companion, zealous for the welfare of his associates, and always keenly alive to their interests. To all these bodies, as well as association in offices, his friends, and immediate family, his death is a loss, and untimely."
The funeral was held Monday afternoon. Among those in attendance were delegations from Hurlburt Post, and from Newport, Post, representing the Baxter Post G. A. R., a delegation from the Loyal Legion of Burlington, and nearly the full ranks of the local Masonic Lodges. The Pall Bearers were: S. H. Danforth, F. C, Smith, Capt E, H. Perkins, & F. P. Livingston. Rev. A. Flanders, D. D. officiated.
Source: Burlington Weekly Free Press, Dec. 15, 1892
Courtesy of Deanna French