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 Thomas Moonlight

Thomas Moonlight

Birth
Arbroath, Angus, Scotland
Death 7 Feb 1899 (aged 65)
Leavenworth, Leavenworth County, Kansas, USA
Burial Lansing, Leavenworth County, Kansas, USA
Plot Section 14, Lot 252
Memorial ID 23433 · View Source
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Civil War Union Brevet Brigadier General, Wyoming Territorial Governor, US Diplomat. Served in the Civil War first as a Captain in the 1st Kansas Volunteer Light Artillery. He was then detailed to the staff of Brig. General James G. Blunt, where he served as Assistant Adjutant General. When the 11th Kansas Volunteer Infantry was formed, he was promoted to be its Lieutenant Colonel. Finally, he was promoted once more to be the Colonel and commander of the 11th Kansas Volunteer Cavalry. He was brevetted Brigadier General, US Volunteers on February 13, 1865. After the conflict, he served as Kansas' Adjutant General from 1883 to 1884, as Territorial Governor of Wyoming from 1887 to 1889, and as United States Minister to Bolivia from 1895 to 1897. He unsuccessfully ran for Governor of Kansas in 1886.

Bio by: Russ Dodge


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  • Added: 26 Jul 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 23433
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Thomas Moonlight (10 Nov 1833–7 Feb 1899), Find A Grave Memorial no. 23433, citing Mount Muncie Cemetery, Lansing, Leavenworth County, Kansas, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .