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Smith, Nathan Abner


Age: 19, credited to Shaftsbury, VT
Unit(s): 4th VT INF
Service: enl 9/2/61, m/i 9/21/61, PVT, Co. A, 4th VT INF, reen 12/15/63, pr CPL 7/31/63, wdd, Wilderness, 5/5/64, pr SGT 9/21/64, pr QMSGT, 2/4/65, comn 2LT, Co. F, 2/27/65 (3/16/65), m/o 7/13/65

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Birth: 01/31/1841, Woodford, VT
Death: 09/02/1913

Burial: Hillside Cemetery, North Adams, MA
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Tom Boudreau
Findagrave Memorial #: 46178784


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 7/11/1892, MA
Portrait?: Gibson Collection
College?: Not Found
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: None


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Hillside Cemetery, North Adams, MA

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Nathan A. Smith

Bennington Banner
3 Sep 1913


Well Known Veteran Died Tuesday
at Age of 72

Nathan Abner Smith, a well known veteran of the Civil war died at the home of Mrs. George R. Smith, Beech street yesterday afternoon. He was in his seventy third year. For the past five years Mr. Smith has lived on the place known as the "Billy Weeks' place about two miles west of the Bennington Battle monument, noted for many years for its splendid orchard and for one of the largest and finest shaped maple trees to be found in this section.

Mr. Smith was born in Arlington, January 31, 1841. He served in Company A, 4th Vt. Vols., and it was the men of his type and character that made possible the history of this regiment known throughout history for its fighting record. He returned a lieutenant of his company. He is the last of five brothers who served their country in its time of need. No better memory of him can be left in the hearts of his legion of friends than that he was a good soldier in the highest sense of the words.

After the war he was for a number of years the trusted agent of the late Prof. Mowbray of North Adams, in charge of transporting large quantities of nitro glycerine to many points in the United States and Canada. For some years he was an efficient member of the North Adams police force serving under Chief Dineen.

His many friends will mourn his passing. He is survived by two sisters, Mrs. D.A. Millard and Mrs. Mary Rider both of Chicago, one daughter, Mrs. Clara Brown of North Adams , and three grandchildren, Mardel, Jennie and Doris Brown of Rowe, Mass.

The funeral will be held Thursday At 2 p.m. at the residence of Mrs. Geo. R. Smith, 145 Beech street. Interment will be in Hillside cemetery, North Adams.

Contributed by Tom Boudreau.