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After his capture, he was carried to Petersburg, and thence to Richmond, Va. After three day's in Libby prison, he was sent to Salisbury, N. C. Here he remained until February 22, 1865, when he was paroled, and on March 1st, he reentered the Union lines at Wilmington. N. C, together with thirteen of the twentv-eight men of his regiment who had been captured with him five months previous, the other fourteen having succumbed to the privations of prison life. He was finally discharged at Annapolis, Md., on June 5, 1865.
In November of 1865, he engaged in the grocery business at Biddeford, Me., in which he continued until 1875. Selling out his business in that year, he became a commercial traveler, which occupation he has since followed. He was married September 13, 1871, to Miss Lucretia Maloon Meeds, of Biddeford, by whom he has had five children, Fred H., Edward D., Harold J., Donald M., and Roydon L. Small.