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Smith, William
MILITARY SERVICE
Age: 0, credited to Orwell, VT
Unit(s): USA, USV
Service: comn Assistant Paymaster, USA, 8/29/61; Bvt LTC, 3/13/56; honorably m/o 7/26/66 [College: UVM 54]

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VITALS
Birth: 1831, Unknown
Death: 1912

Burial: Mountain View Cemetery, Orwell, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Alan Lathrop

Findagrave Memorial #: 0
(There may be a Findagrave Memorial, but we have not recorded it)
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Unknown
Portrait?: Unknown
College?: UVM 54
Veterans Home?: Not Found
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Remarks: None
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BURIAL:
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Tombstone

Mountain View Cemetery, Orwell, VT

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Biography

Commissioned Assistant Paymaster, USA, 8/29/61; Brevet Lieutenant Colonel, 3/13/56; honorably m/o 7/26/66; Major, Paymaster, USA, 1/17/67; LTC, Deputy Paymaster-General, 9/6/88; Brigadier and Paymaster-General, 3/10/90; Brevet Lieutenant Colonel, US Volunteers, 3/13/65, for faithful and meritorious services during the war; on duty in Washington, DC, 9/61 to 2/62, when he was ordered to Louisville, Kentucky, where he remained two years and a half, paying troops in Kentucky and Tennessee; in the fall of 64 was ordered to St. Paul, and was on duty there until m/o 7/29/66; since his re-appointment he served two years in Louisville, one year in San Antonio, two years in New Orleans, one year in Sioux City, seven years in St. Paul, two years in Washington, four years in St. Paul, two years in Chicago, one and a half years in St. Paul, and at Washington, DC, since 3/26/90. (Revied Roster)



Obituary

GENERAL SMITH IS DEAD
NATIVE OF ORWELL AND WILL BE BURIED THERE

NEW YORK -- Jan. 18 -- Brig-Gen William Smith, U.S.A., retired, died yesterday at his home in Pelham Manor, from pneumonia. He served as paymaster during the Civil War, and in 1890 was made brigadier-general by President Harrison. He retired in March, 1895. General Smith was born in Orwell, Vt. 80 years ago, and the burial will be there. The funeral will be held at his Pelham House Manor.

Barre Daily Times, Jan. 18, 1912
Courtesy of Deanna French