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Smith, Silas J.


Age: 38, credited to Chester, VT
Unit(s): 10th VT INF
Service: enl 12/15/63, m/i 12/15/63, Pvt, Co. I, 10th VT INF, m/o 6/29/65

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Birth: 01/07/1825, Rockingham, VT
Death: 03/12/1894

Burial: Brookside Cemetery, Chester, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Carolyn Adams

Findagrave Memorial #: 0
(There may be a Findagrave Memorial, but we have not recorded it)


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 2/27/1889, VT; widow Olive A., 3/19/1894, VT
Portrait?: Unknown
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: 10th Vt. History off-site


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Brookside Cemetery, Chester, VT

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Smith, Silas J. - born Rockingham, Vt., 1825, son of William & Ruth (Blodgett) Smith; he married Olive A. Parker. He died of 'rheumatism" at his home in Chester, Vt., 12 March 1894 (age 69). Civil War Soldier, Co. "I", 10th Reg't Vt. Vols., A prominent member of the G.A.R., he was surrounded by his former companions in arms on his last day. He leaves a widow and one daughter, Mrs. Hulett of Peterboro, NH. Dr. Haynes, who was the army chaplain for the 10th Vermont during the war, was the minister who served at Mr. Smith's funeral. Mr. Smith was a farmer and an honorable man. CHESTER, VT NEWS: 28 Dec. 1894: "Mrs. Silas Smith went Monday to Winchendon, Mass., where she will make her future home with her daughter Mrs. Hewett, whose husband is in business in that prosperous town."

Source: The Vermont Tribune, Ludlow, Vermont. Contributed by Linda M. Welch, Windsor County researcher.


North Chester - Silas Smith died Sunday. His funeral was held at the Baptist church Wednesday afternoon.

Source: Brattleboro Reformer, March 16, 1894.
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.