E. Slocum was born c. 1826 and was a blacksmith before the War. His father-in-law
Henry North was also a blacksmith.
Smith E. Slocum enlisted in the regiment on September 10th 1861 in New York, NY. He mustered in as Musician 2nd Class
and joined the regimental band on September 21st 1861.
At the time of Smith’s enlistment he was a widower. Smith’s wife, Betsy
Almira North, had passed away on the 23rd November 1853 at the age
of 26 (and is buried at the North Norwich Cemetery). The couple’s two children (Rhoda Jane
and Ella Jeanette) are recorded in the 1860 census as living with the family of Harlow H. Howe in
Smith is recorded as
enlisting along with Edward B.R. Champlin (or Chaplin) and Henry S. Knapp. He made his will on the
day of his enlistment, naming his two children, his sister Harriet Carr and his mother.Smith
passed away from disease at Georgetown D.C. on 3rd November 1861. He lies at rest in the U.S. Soldier’s and Airmen’s
Home National Cemetery (formerly the Military Asylum Cemetery) in Washington D.C., at burial site