Smith, Stillman H.
Age: 26, credited to Cornwall, VT
Unit(s): 14th IA INF
Service: cred. Anamosa, IA; enl Co. K, 14th IA INF, pr SGTMAJ 11/1/61, kia, Fort Donelson, 2/15/62 Smith, Stillman H. Residence Anamosa. Promoted Sergeant Major Nov. 1, 1861. Killed in action Feb. 15, 1862, Fort Donelson, Tenn. See Field and Staff. Appointed Sergeant Major Nov. 1, 1861. Killed in action Feb. 15, 1862, Fort Donelson, Tenn. See company K. Co. K, F & S
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Birth: 12/08/1834, Cornwall, VT
Burial: Linwood Cemetery, Dubuque, IA
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Findagrave Memorial #: 108388596
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: yes, mother Elizabeth, 10/29/1879
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
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Stillman H. Smith
"Come, let no darkness daunt us. Let us go
Where Cornwall Village dreams not far below
And on their obelisk read how Truman Lane
Died in the Wilderness; Stillman Smith was slain
At Donelson; and at Cold Harbor
Captain Samson (sic). Then, strangely, Alva Barlow
'Hung by Guerrillas!' -- the stone does not say where.
Perhaps it's not a monument's affair.
But I'll weep -- even for Alva -- if you can weep
For him, for all, for Southern boys asleep
Like these your fathers may somewhere have known.
Donald Davidson, "Poems, 1922-1961," University of Minnesota Press, 1966, p. 54.