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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1855

Vol. II
p616
1687

(Born Pa.)

Michael P. Small

(Ap'd Pa.)

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Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1851, to July 1, 1855, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Bvt. Second Lieut. of Artillery, July 1, 1855.

Served: on frontier duty at Benicia, Cal., 1855; in Florida Hostilities

(Second Lieut., 2d Artillery, Sep. 21, 1855)

p617 against the Seminole Indians, 1856‑57; in garrison at Ft. Lafayette, N. Y., 1857, — and Ft. McHenry, Md., 1857; on frontier duty at Ft. Leavenworth, quelling Kansas Disturbances, 1857‑58, — March to Utah, 1858, — and Ft. Leavenworth, Kan., 1858‑59; in garrison at Ft. Monroe, Va. (Artillery School for Practice), 1859; on Harper's Ferry Expedition to suppress John Brown's Raid, 1859; in garrison at Ft. Monroe, Va. (Artillery School for Practice), 1859‑61; and as Quartermaster, 2d Artillery,

(First Lieut., 2d Artillery, Apr. 27, 1861, to Mar. 30, 1864)

July 10 to Aug., 1861.

Served during the Rebellion of the Seceding States, 1861‑66: as Chief

(Captain, Staff — Commissary of Subsistence, Aug. 3, 1861)

Commissary and Quartermaster at Rolla, Mo., of the Southwestern District of Missouri, Sep. 4, 1861, to Jan. 31, 1863; as Mustering Officer and Depot Commissary and Quartermaster at Rolla, Mo., Jan. 21, 1862, to Jan. 31, 1863; as Inspecting Commissary of Subsistence of the Department of the Missouri, Feb. 1 to Mar. 31, 1863; as Chief of Commissariat of the District of Minnesota, Department of the Northwest, and Depot and Purchasing Commissary at St. Paul, Min., Apr. 10 to Aug. 22, 1863; as Chief Commissary of 13th Army Corps, and of the Army in the Field, in the Teche Campaign (Department of the Gulf), Sep. 15 to

(Lieut.‑Colonel, Staff U. S. Volunteers, Sep. 15, 1863, to Dec. 29, 1865)

Nov. 9, 1863; as Purchasing and Depot Commissary at Chicago, Ill., and Supervising Commissary of the States of Illinois and Indiana, Dec. 30, 1863, to Feb. 15, 1864; as Chief Commissary of the Department of Virginia and North Carolina at Ft. Monroe, Va. (supplying the "Armies Operating against Richmond" on the James River), Feb. 22, 1864, to

(Bvt. Colonel, U. S. Volunteers, Jan. 1, 1865,
for Distinguished and Meritorious Services in the Campaign of 1863 and 1864)

Feb. 21, 1865, — of the Army of the James and Department of Virginia, Feb. 21 to June, 1865, — of Military Division of the Southwest and Military

(Bvt. Major, Bvt. Lieut.‑Col., and Bvt. Colonel, Mar. 13, 1865,
for Meritorious Services in the Subsistence Department during the Rebellion)

(Bvt. Brig.‑General, Apr. 9, 1865,
for Faithful and Meritorious Services
in the Subsistence Department during the Rebellion)

Department of the Gulf (ex officio Colonel, U. S. Volunteers), May 25 to Dec. 29, 1865; and as Purchasing and Depot Commissary at New Orleans, La., July 25 to Dec. 5, 1865.

Served: as Purchasing and Depot Commissary at Nashville, Ten., and Supervising Commissary of Subsistence of the States of Kentucky, Tennessee, and portions of Alabama and Georgia, Feb. 17 to Nov. 6, 1866; as Chief Commissary, Department of the Tennessee, Nov. 6, 1866, to Mar. 16, 1867, and of the Cumberland, Mar. 16, 1867, to July 26, 1869, — and Purchasing and Depot Commissary at Louisville, Ky., Dec. 1, 1866, to July 26, 1869; in settling accounts at Washington, D. C., to Sep., 1869; as Chief Commissary, Department of California, and Purchasing and Depot Commissary at San Francisco, Cal., Sep. 30, 1869, to Dec. 12, 1872; as Chief Commissary, Department of Arizona, at Prescott, Ara., Feb. 20, 1873, to May 25, 1875, and Acting Chief Quartermaster,

(Major, Staff — Commissary of Subsistence, June 23, 1874)

June 23 to May 10, 1874;º as Purchasing and Depot Commissary, Chicago, Ill., June 25, 1875, to Dec. 22, 1880; as Chief Commissary, p618Department of Texas, and Purchasing and Depot Commissary at San Antonio, Tex., Dec. 26, 1880, to Aug. 31, 1883; as Purchasing and Depot Commissary at New York city, Sep. 20, 1883, to Oct. 31, 1884, — and at Baltimore, Md., to Aug. 30, 1889.

Vol. IV
p99
[Supplement, Vol. IV: 1890‑1900]

Military History. — Chief Commissary of the Department of the East to Aug. 1, 1892.

Died Aug. 1, 1892, at Governor's Island, N. Y. H.:º Aged 61.


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