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Smith, William

MILITARY SERVICE

Age: 43, credited to Barre, VT; Orange, VT
Unit(s): 8th VT INF, 9th VT INF
Service: enl 2/7/62, m/i 2/18/62, Pvt, Co. I, 8th VT INF, Pvt, Co. I, 8th VT INF, dis/dsb 8/27/63; enl 1/4/64, m/i 1/6/64, Pvt, Co. H, 9th VT INF, tr to Co. C, 6/13/65, m/o 7/21/65

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VITALS

Birth: 1811, Springfield, VT
Death: 05/07/1900

Burial: Veterans Home Cemetery, Bennington, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Carolyn Adams
Findagrave Memorial #: 40912233

MORE INFORMATION

Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 11/17/1884
Portrait?: Unknown
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: VT
(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: Died at Bennington Soldiers' Home

Webmaster's Note: If this soldier enlisted before 9/1/62, and was with the regiment on 9/13/62, he would have briefly been taken prisoner along with the entire regiment at Harper's Ferry. Read the blue section of the unit's Organization and Service for details.


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BURIAL:

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Veterans Home Cemetery, Bennington, VT

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Obituary

Death At Soldiers' Home.

William Smith, of Barre, Admitted Only Four Days Previous
(Special to the Messenger)

Bennington, May 8. -- William Smith,an inmate of the Soldiers' home, died in the hospital yesterday. He was in his 90th year, and was admitted from Barre last Thursday. He served during the rebellion in Company I, Eighth Vermont, and Company H, Ninth Vermont. Death was caused by cancer and old age. His death is 115 at the home. It is expect(ed) that the body will be taken to Barre.

Source: St. Albans Dailly Messenger, 8 May 1900
Transcribed by Deanna French