He was born in 1835/36 (4 (52 yrs, 3 mos, 9 dys on 31 May 1888), 10 (29? 28? in 1865)).
He had six brothers and two sisters (7):
When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 5 inches tall, and had blue eyes, sandy hair, and a florid complexion (9).
At least four of his brothers served in the Civil War (7). His brother Jeremiah Small served in company F (6, 7). Jacob served in company F of the 165th Pennsylvania, and was a veteran volunteer in company C of the 152nd Pennsylvania (7). William served in company H of the 87th Pennsylvania Infantry from 19 September 1861 to 13 October 1864, and was wounded at the Wilderness, with a bullet lodged near his spine (2, 7). David served in company C of the 202nd Pennsylvania (7). He also had a brother Daniel, who was married to Agnes V Butler, and is not the Daniel Small who served in company C of the 202nd Pennsylvania (married to Anne Marie Heidler), or the Daniel Small who served in the 152nd Pennsylvania, 3rd Heavy Artillery, Co U (married to Julia) (8).
He was drafted from Oxford Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania (16th congressional district) (1, 9, 10). He was mustered into service as a private on 28 February 1865 at Chambersburg, Pennsylvania (1, 10, 11). He was a private, in company F (1).
He mustered out on 10 July 1865 with his company (1, 10, 11). He was a private, in company F (14).
He was a plasterer (3). He was not a member of the Grand Army of the Republic (3). He was married, and had eight children, two of whom died before he did (3, 7).
In 1890, his widow, Joanna B Small, was living in York, York County, Pennsylvania (11).
On 12 July 1890, his widow, Johanna Small, applied successfully from Pennsylvania for a pension (12, 13).
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1 Bates, Samuel Penniman. History of Pennsylvania volunteers, 1861-5. Harrisburg: B. Singerly, state printer, 1869-71. 5 volumes. 'Ninety-first regiment', volume 3, pages 186-233. (In the roster) (Jerome Small)
2 e-mail, Chris Buckingham, 3 April 2002 and 11 May 2002 (Jerome Edward Small)
3 'Death in the workshop'. In The York Gazette, 1 June 1888, page 3. (Thanks to Chris Buckingham for providing this transcription!) (Jerome E Small)
4 [Obituary for Jerome Small.] In The York Gazette, 1 June 1888, page 3. (Thanks to Chris Buckingham for providing this transcription!) (Jerome Small)
6 e-mail, Chris Buckingham, 29 May 2002
7 e-mail, Chris Buckingham, 4 August 2002
8 e-mail, Chris Buckingham, 4 Feb 04
9 e-mail, Chris Buckingham, 28 Feb 04, citing pension record
10 Civil War Veterans' Card File, available at the Pennsylvania State Archives, searched 19 January 2005 (Jerome E Small)
11 1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, York County, York, supervisor's district 2, enumeration district 273, page 3 (Jerome C Small)
12 pension index, by name (Jerome E Small)
13 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company F (Jerome E Small)
14 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Jerome E Small)