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Smith, Edward Worthington


Age: 0, credited to St. Albans, VT
Unit(s): 15th US INF, USV
Service: 15th US INF: 1LT 5/61, ADC to Gen. Hunter, 8/61. AAG 1st Div, Army of the Missouri, 1861, AAG Dept of Kansas, and Dept of the South to 11/62. MAJ USV, 1862. AAG and Mustering Officer, Dept of the South 11/62 to 7/63; LTC and AAG, Department of the South; AAG, 10th A.C. 7/63; AAG, Department of Virginia and North Carolina, and Army of the James 64 to 3/65; AAG, Department of Virginia, to 7/66; Bvt COL and BGen USV for distinguished services during the war; CPT 15th US INF, 2/63; tr to 24th US INF, 9/21/66; AAG, Department of Dakota, 9/66; Bvt MAJ, USA, for gallant and meritorious services at the assault on Fort Wagner, SC; Bvt LTC USA, for gallant and meritorious services during the siege of Petersburg, d/svc 5/21/82 [College: UVM 52]

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Birth: 12/16/1832, St. Albans, VT
Death: 05/21/1883

Burial: Greenwood Cemetery, St. Albans, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone photographer: Kathy Valloch
Findagrave Memorial #: 13245220


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Not Found
Portrait?: Findagrave
College?: UVM 52
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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Greenwood Cemetery, St. Albans, VT

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Intelligence was received at St. Albans Monday night of the death of Major Edward W. Smith at Fort Lewis, Colorado, of hemorrhage of the lungs. Deceased was about fifty years of age, the son of the late Rev. Dr. Worthington Smith of St. Albans, and had served several years in the regular army, being at the time of his death commandant at Fort Lewis. The deceased was graduated from the University of Vermont in 1852 or 1853, and entered the regular army from civil life in 1861, at the outbreak of the war. He served in the department of the South during much of the rebellion, and left Hilton Head the last year of the war with the 10th army corps to join the army of the James. For several years after the war Major Smith was on the staff of General Alfred H. Terry, with headquarters at St. Paul. Of Major E. W. Smith, the New York Times has this record:

He was born in Vermont and entered the army from Illinois on May 14, 1861. He was made captain February 1, 1863, and on September 21, 1866, was transferred to the Twenty-fourth infantry. On March 4, 1870, he was assigned to the Eighteenth Infantry, and February 20,1882 to the Twenty-second infantry. When mustered out of the volunteers in 1866 he held the rank of brevet brigadier general. He participated in the assault on Fort Wagner, South Carolina, and was made a lieutenant colonel April 2, 1865, for gallant and meritorious service in front of Petersburg, Va.

Source: Rutland Daily Herald, May 26, 1883
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.