Smith, Walter Wallace
Age: 24, credited to Wilmington, VT
Unit(s): 2nd USSS
Service: enl 10/17/61, m/i 12/31/61, SGT, Co. H, 2nd USSS, reen 12/21/63, comn 11/11/64 (12/6/64), tr to Co. G, 4th Vt. INF, 2/25/65, m/o 7/13/65 (occupation: mechanic, 5' 6 3/4", light complexion, grey eyes, dark hair)
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Birth: 1837, Wardsboro, VT
Burial: Forest Hill Cemetery, Fitchburg, MA
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Dana Ringquist
Findagrave Memorial #: 114504090
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 6/24/1879; widow Abbie E. M., 6/13/1899, MA
Portrait?: VHS Collections
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
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Forest Hill Cemetery, Fitchburg, MA
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Walter W. Smith
Wilmington Mason Dead
Captain Walter Wallace Smith, one of the veterans of '61, and a member of Social lodge, F&AM of Wilmington, Vt., died at his home in Fitchburg on the evening of Memorial day. He had suffered from chronic disease contracted in the service which gradually undermined his constitution and probably prepared the way for his sudden demise. Captain Smith was born at Wardsboro, Vt., October 11, 1837, and his parents were Lewis and Lucinda Smith. He left home when quite young and traveled in the west, visiting two uncles and other relatives. He returned to Vermont just before the breaking out of the civil war and enlisted in Company H, second regiment of Colonel Berdan's United States sharpshooters.
He was mustered in December 31, 1861, as sergeant of the company, for a term of three years; reenlisted December 21, 1863, was promoted to captain, December 24, 1864, and was discharged from the service July 13, 1865, the war having ceased.
Source: North Adams Transcript, 1 June 1899; contributed by Tom Boudreau