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Lorenzo Thomas
Birth: Oct. 26, 1804
New Castle
New Castle County
Delaware, USA
Death: Feb. 2, 1875
Washington
District of Columbia
District Of Columbia, USA

Civil War Union Brigadier General. In 1823, he graduated from the US Military Academy, saw action in the Seminole War and served as General William O. Butler's chief of staff in the Mexican War. At the outbreak of the Civil War, he was named Adjutant General and promoted Brigadier General, in March 1863. As punishment for alleged inadequacy, he lost his status as adjutant but retained his rank and was assigned to organize black troops in the South for the remainder of the war. After the war, he played a pivotal role in the political battle between President Johnson and the Congressional Radicals for control of Reconstruction. When the President decided to fire Secretary of War, Edwin Stanton in February 1868, he named Thomas to replace Stanton on an ad interim basis and restored him as Adjutant General. He retired from active duty at the end of President Johnson's term in 1869 and died in Washington, D.C. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
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 Spouse:
  Elizabeth Brindley Colesberry Thomas (1806 - 1879)*
 
 Children:
  Henry Colesberry Thomas (1833 - 1909)*
  Lorenzo Thomas (1837 - 1912)*
  Mary B. Thomas Hulings (1838 - 1918)*
  Evan Thomas (1843 - 1873)*
  Randolph Thomas (1849 - 1861)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Oak Hill Cemetery
Washington
District of Columbia
District Of Columbia, USA
Plot: Corcoran, Lot 259
GPS (lat/lon): 38.91397, -77.05769
 
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Record added: Jul 08, 2000
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