Actions
Begin New Search
Refine Last Search
Cemetery Lookup
Add Burial Records
Help with Find A Grave

Find all Thomases in:
 • Oak Hill Cemetery
 • Washington
 • District of Columbia
 • District Of Columbia
 • Find A Grave

Top Contributors
Success Stories
Discussion Forums
Find A Grave Store

Log In
Sponsor This Memorial!
Capt Evan Thomas
Learn about removing the ads from this memorial...
Birth: Aug. 29, 1843
Death: Apr. 26, 1873
California, USA

His remains were removed to Arlington National Cemetery on June 5, 1899.

He died in the Modoc War, a conflict between the Modoc Indian Tribe in southern Oregon and Northern California from 1872 to 1873.

The Indian History of the Modoc War
Captain Evan Thomas was the son of Lorenzo Thomas formerly Adjutant General of the United States Army.

He was appointed Second Lieutenant of the Fourth Artillery April 9, 1861 in the District of Columbia. Was promoted to First Lieutenant on the 14th of May 1861 and made Captain August 1864, though brevetted Captain in December 1862 and brevetted Major in July 1863. Honors won on the battlefield.

He left a widow and two children at San Francisco. After receiving his death wound he buried his gold watch and chain in the hope it might escape discovery by the Modocs and be recovered by friends, but the watchful foe did not permit the souvenir to reach them. 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Lorenzo Thomas (1804 - 1875)
  Elizabeth Brindley Colesberry Thomas (1806 - 1879)
 
 Siblings:
  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.
 
Created by: SLGMSD
Record added: May 18, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 37224824
Capt Evan Thomas
Added by: Lisa
 
Capt Evan Thomas
Added by: Loretta Castaldi
 
Capt Evan Thomas
Added by: Lisa
 
 
There are 2 more photos not showing...
Click here to view all images...
Photos may be scaled.
Click on image for full size.


- SLGMSD
 Added: Sep. 5, 2012

- Eloffutt
 Added: Jul. 24, 2011
 
 
 Advertisement

Privacy Statement and Terms of Service