Smith, William H.
Age: 19, credited to Windham, VT
Unit(s): 4th VT INF, 2nd USSS
Service: enl 12/24/63, m/i 12/29/63, PVT, Co. H, 2nd USSS, wdd, Wilderness, 5/6/64, tr to 4th VT INF, Co. H, 2/25/65, m/o 6/13/65
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Birth: 12/20/1844, Grafton, VT
Burial: Dellwood Cemetery, Manchester, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Heidi McColgan
Findagrave Memorial #: 0
(There may be a Findagrave Memorial, but we have not recorded it)
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 9/8/1865; widow Mary F., 6/1/1920, VT
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
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Dellwood Cemetery, Manchester, VT
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WILLIAM H. SMITH
In the death of William H. Smith Sunday morning, Manchester has lost a well known and much respected citizen. Mr. Smith was a veteran of the Civil War, having enlisted December 24, 1863, in Co. H, 2nd Regt. U.S. Sharpshooters. In the battle of the Wilderness, May 6th, 1864, he was wounded seriously in the right ankle, and was in hospitals for about a year, being honorably discharged June 13, 1865, because of his wounds. Returning to civil life, Mr. Smith married and soon became a farmer in Manchester, making his home on the east road. A few years ago he disposed of most of his land, but kept his residence on the home lot. He had a great interest in Skinner Post, No. 24, G.A.R. of Manchester and was also an Odd Fellow, filling the office of Noble Grand in the local lodge.
For many years Mr. Smith has been a member of the Congregational Church, serving as deacon for a long period. For fifty years he and his wife have lived happily together. He will be remembered for his upright life, and sincerely mourned as neighbor, friend and comrade. He is survived by his wife, his son, Albert Smith, the photographer, and a brother.
The funeral, which was private, was held from his late home on Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock, Rev. Sidney . Perkins officiating. The Odd Fellows' burial service was conducted by Hope Lodge No. 50 of Manchester, at the grave Rev. J.S. Brown and Rev. A.L. Dodd, offices of the lodge, conducting the services. The interment was in Dellwood Cemetery in the family plot.
Source: Manchester Journal, April 22, 1920
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.