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Smith, Camden M.


Age: 24, credited to Brattleboro, VT
Unit(s): 15th MA INF
Service: enl, Worcester, 7/12/61, m/i, CORP, Co. D, 15th MA INF, 7/12/61, mia, Ball's Bluff, 10/21/61, prld 1862, dis/dsb, 9/21/62

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Birth: 10/03/1838, Darien, GA
Death: 02/28/1907

Burial: Prospect Hill Cemetery, Brattleboro, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Bob Edwards
Findagrave Memorial #: 107538516


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 6/11/1879; widow Emma A., 4/15/1907, 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: Georgia is best guess for nativity, appears in records more than any other location (Alabams, Massachusetts).


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Prospect Hill Cemetery, Brattleboro, VT

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Death of Camden M. Smith

Camden M. Smith, 68, died at his home in Green street yesterday noon after an illness of a year and a half from a complication of diseases. He was a civil war veteran and was imprisoned and never fully recovered from the effects. For the past 28 years he has lived in Brattleboro carrying on a small farm on Orchard street until four years ago, when he moved to Green street. He was born in Darien, Ga., and received part of his education in the north, where he lived some years with an uncle. At the outbreak of the civil war he had to leave his home as his feelings were with the north and he was practically driven out of town. He came to Worcester, Mass., and July, 1861, enlisted in Company I of the 15th Massachusetts regiment. He saw considerable active service and was taken prisoner by the rebels at the battle of Balls Bluff. He was in prison in Richmond about three months and while there came close to death by typhoid fever which was raging in the prisons. He was exchanged and came north where he was honorably discharged September 21, 1862. He had been promoted to corporal shortly after the regiment took the field.

He married, July 12, 1862, Miss Emily A. Smith, who survives him. After his discharge he was in Worcester for several years as an attendant in the insane asylum and was afterwards connected with a the Middletown, Conn., institution for the insane. He also worked several years as a telegraph lineman putting up several long lines. In 1879 he bought the farm on Richard street and lived there until four years ago. He was a member of the Grange and of Fort Dummer colony of Pilgrim fathers as well as a member of the Sedgwick post, G. A. R. The funeral will be held Saturday afternoon in the Baptist chapel with private prayers in the home preceding the church service. Rev. G. B. Lawson will officiate and the bearers will be from the Grand Army.

Source: Vermont Phoenix, March 1, 1907.
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.