John B. Small

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J. B. Small
Co. G.
5. Tx. Inf.
Aug. 30, 1908
Aged 80 yrs.
Full Name: John B. Small
Location: Section:Confederate Field, Section 1 (F)
Row:A  Number:35
Reason for Eligibility: Confederate Veteran 
Birth Date: 1828 
Died: August 30, 1908 
Burial Date: August 30, 1908 
Confederate Home Roster Information:
Birth Place: Kentucky 
Occupation: Carpenter 
Marital Status: Single 
Came To Texas: 1854 
Residence: West, Texas 
Admitted To Home: December 22, 1896 
Religion: Baptist 
Army: Northern Virginia 
Brigade: Hood's 
Regiment: 5th Texas Inf. 

SMALL, JOHN B. (1828 ~ 1908). Confederate veteran John B. Small was born in Kentucky in 1828. Small moved to Texas in 1854 and lived in West, McLennan County where he was a member of the Baptist Church.

During the Civil War he served in Company G, 5th Texas Infantry, Hood's Brigade in the Army of Northern Virginia. The 5th was organized in October of 1861.

The 5th participated in many important battles including 2nd Bull Run, Antietam, Fredericksburg, Gettysburg, Chickamauga, and the Petersburg Siege. The 5th surrendered at Appomattox Court House, Virginia on April 9, 1865 under General Robert E. Lee.

Small was a single carpenter before he was admitted to the Confederate Men's Home on December 23, 1897. He died at the Home on August 20, 1908.

Information taken from Texas State Cemetery file materials.

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