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Smith, Henry H.

MILITARY SERVICE

Age: 21, credited to Stowe, VT
Unit(s): 13th VT INF
Service: enl 9/8/62, m/i10/10/62, 1SGT, Co. E, 13th VT INF, pr SGTMAJ, 2/23/63, kia, Gettysburg, 7/3/63

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VITALS

Birth: abt 1841, Marshfield, VT
Death: 07/03/1863

Burial: Gettysburg National Cemetery, Gettysburg, PA
Marker/Plot: A-25
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Tom Ledoux
Findagrave Memorial #: 28654097

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Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Not Found
Portrait?: Unknown
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
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Remarks: 13th Vt. History off-site

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Henry H. Smith

HENRY H. SMITH

Was born in Marshfield; aged 21; was enrolled on Co. E., 13th Vt. Reg., Sept. 8, '62; mustered in Oct. 10, '62, as 1st Sgt; promoted to Serg. Maj., Feb. 18,'63; near the close of the Battle of Gettysburg, hit in the head with a piece of shell, killing him instantly; was buried by his company about 100 rods in the rear, near a small orchard about midway between Sugar Loaf and Cemetery Hills. He had received $50 from the town, and $5 from individuals. The same shot that killed Smith also killed Orson L. Carr, and wounded Gen. Stannard and Lieut. Kenfield.

Hemenway's Historical Gazetteer, 1871, ii:763

Submitted By: Deanna French.

Biography

FIRST SERGEANT HENRY H. SMITH was elected 1st Sergeant at the company organization, September 8th, 1862, and served in that position until February 23rd, 1863; was promoted Sergeant Major. Was killed July 3rd, 1863 in General Pickett's famous charge. He was second to no orderly in the 13th Vermont Regiment for neatness and promptness in attending to business that came within his line of duty. He had to hurry up mornings as a rule to have roll-call in Company E as early as Company K.

Source: Sturtevant's Pictorial History, Thirteenth Regiment, Vermont Volunteers, War of 1861-1865, p. 553