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Smith, John A. Jr.


Age: 22, credited to Brookfield, VT
Unit(s): 8th VT INF, 12th VT INF
Service: enl 8/23/62, m/i 10/4/62, Pvt, Co. F, 12th VT INF, m/o 7/14/63; enl 12/24/63, m/i 1/7/64, Pvt, Co. G, 8th VT INF, m/o 6/28/65

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Birth: 09/09/1840, Brookfield, VT
Death: 12/08/1927

Burial: Cavendish Village Cemetery, Cavendish, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone photographer: Joie Finley Morris +
Findagrave Memorial #: 91294215


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 6/21/1881, VT; widow Alice B., 12/16/1927, VT
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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Cavendish Village Cemetery, Cavendish, VT

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John Smith, Jr.

The Vermont Journal, December 16, 1927


In the death of John Smith, Cavendish lost its last Civil war veteran and one of the town's oldest residents. John Smith was born in Brookfield, Vt., Sept. 9, 1840. He married April 18, 1891, Miss Alice B. Cady, who survives him.

Mr. Smith served in the Civil war both with the nine months' men and the three year men in Co. F, 12th Vermont and Co. G, 8th Vermont. In the death of Mr. Smith the town has lost a good citizen, a kind neighbor and a friend.

The funeral was held at the Baptist church Sunday afternoon, Rev. J. O. Long officiating. Col. Hathorn and Capt. Howe of Ludlow, comrades of Mr. Smith in the Civil war, attended, as did also the American Legion, Wallace-McNulty-Hoyle post and some from the Ludlow post.

The bearers were members of the American Legion: two of them, George Richardson and Fred Sperry, were Sons of Veterans.

Relatives from out of town sent beautiful flowers, Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Cady, Mr. and Mrs. P. Cady, Mrs. Sidney Cady, and Mr. and Mrs. James Cady; also a floral piece from Athol, Mass., and one from the American Legion.

Burial was in the village cemetery with military honors. A volley was fired and taps were sounded by a bugler from Co. B, which was well represented at the funeral.

For several years Mr. Smith was the local correspondent to the Tribune, the Bellows Falls Times, the Woodstock Standard, and the Springfield Reporter.

Courtesy of Cathy Hoyt.
8th Vermont Infantry Regimental History