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Smith, George H.

MILITARY SERVICE

Age: 18, credited to Brattleboro, VT
Unit(s): 9th VT INF
Service: enl 7/7/62, m/i 7/9/62, Pvt, Co. K, 9th VT INF, pr CPL 4/10/63, red 9/2/64, pr CPL 3/3/65, m/o 6/13/65

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VITALS

Birth: 1844, North Enfield, NH
Death: 01/20/1922

Burial: Pine Grove Cemetery, Hinsdale, NH
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Heidi McColgan

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

MORE INFORMATION

Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 10/27/1890, VT
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: None

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 unit's Organization and Service for details.


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Pine Grove Cemetery, Hinsdale, NH

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Obituary

GEORGE H. SMITH DIES SUDDENLY

Hinsdale Man, Civil War Veteran and Member of Masonic Fraternity, Succumbs to Brights Disease.

HINSDALE, N.H., Dec. 21.

George Henry Smith, 78, one of the very few reining Civil War veterans of hinsdale and a lifelong resident of this town, died very suddenly Wednesday afternoon at the home of his eldest son, John H. Smith, 14 Brattleboro road, of acute Brights disease. He had been in failing health the past year, but had been quite active about his house until Monday evening and from that time was in a serious condition.

He was born in Hinsdale Dec. 12, 1844, a son of the late William and Martha Latham Smith. He was educated in the public schools and was employed in the woolen industries in this place, starting in at an early age, and he followed this line of work practically all his life up to the time he retired a few years ago.

He enlisted at the age of 17 and on July 9, 1862, was mustered into Company K, 9th Vermont Infantry Regiment Volunteers at Brattleboro, and served in the Union army with that company until June 13, 1865, when he was honorably discharged.

He married Mary Calista Dickinson, daughter of Nathaniel and Lucina Hill Dickinson of Swanzey, N.H., at Brattleboro, Sept. 26, 1867, Rev. Joseph Chandler officiating. He was a member of Golden rule lodge, No. 77, of Mason of this town.

He leaves two daughters, Mrs. Mattie L. Laffond of Hinsdale and Mrs. Ada May McDonald of North Hinsdale; three sons, John H. Smith of this town, Guy N. Smith of White River Junction and G. Milan Smith of Brattleboro, and six grandchildren.

The funeral services will be held at the home Friday afternoon at 2:15 o'clock Rev. E. P. Wood of the All Souls church of Brattleboro will officiate and the burial will take place in Pine Grove cemetery.

Source: Brattleboro Reformer, December 21, 1922
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.