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Smith, Warren S.

MILITARY SERVICE

Age: 18, credited to Burlington, VT
Unit(s): 2nd VT INF
Service: enl 6/14/61, m/i 6/20/61, Pvt, Co. G, 2nd VT INF, mwia, Spotsylvania, 5/12/64, d/wds 5/13/64

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VITALS

Birth: abt 1843, Burlington, VT
Death: 05/13/1864

Burial: Probably buried in an unmarked grave, , VA
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
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Findagrave Memorial #: 0
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MORE INFORMATION

Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, mother Susan, 6/25/1875
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: None

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Obituary

Warren S. Smith, of Co. G, 2nd Vt., who was shot in the battle of the 12th, was the son of Mr. Otis Smith of this village, and was barely 18 years old when he enlisted in May, 1861. A notice in the Times says that from that time until the hour he bravely met his death he was never "off duty" a single day, never incurred reprimand or punishment of any sort, and was engaged in every battle and skirmish in which his Brigade participated, and had re-enlisted for a second term of service. He was shot about noon on the 12th, by a ball which struck his hip, glanced and entered his intestines. He suffered most excruciating agony until 9 o'clock on the morning of the 13th, when death terminated his sufferings. His last words, as communicated by his tent mate, Andrew Spear of this place, to the bereaved parents, were "Tell my folks I got my death blow doing my duty."

Source: Burlington Free Press, May 28, 1864
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.