Smith, Albert M.
Age: 18, credited to Chelsea, VT
Unit(s): 10th VT INF
Service: enl 8/1/62, m/i 9/1/62, Pvt, Co. I, 10th VT INF, mwia, Monocacy, 7/9/64, d/wds 8/8/64 (gsw, knee), Frederick Md Hosp.
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Birth: 1844, Chelsea, VT
Burial: Highland Cemetery, Chelsea, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Kathy Valloch
Findagrave Memorial #: 75724592
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, widow Elizabeth A., 11/14/1891, VT; minor, 5/25/1915, VT
Portrait?: USAHEC off-site
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
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Remarks: 10th Vt. History off-site
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Highland Cemetery, Chelsea, VT
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Albert M. Smith
The Vermont Journal, August 27, 1864
In Frederick Hospital, Md., August 8th, Albert Morgan Smith, son of John W. and Lucy Smith of Chelsea, a corporal of Co. I, 10th Reg't. Vt. vols., aged 20 years. He was severely wounded by a shot through the knee in a skirmishing encounter with the rebel raiders near Monocacy Junction, Md., July 9th, who robbed and stripped him, leaving him on the field where he was found the next day (Sunday) by a flag of truce, and conveyed to Frederick Hospital, Md., where he received the most kind and assiduous attention from the attendants and benevolent ladies of that city. He bore his intense suffering with patience and composure, submitting to an amputation cheerfully, with the fond hope of saving his life, but it being too long deferred, with the hope of saving his limb, his strength was too much exhausted to sustain such a shock and a few days afterwards he sunk under it. A brave noble, patriotic boy, greatly beloved and lamented, He died at his post - another precious offering for the salvation of his country. Who can estimate the cost of this dire rebellion?
Contributed by Cathy Hoyt.