Capt Evan Thomas

Capt Evan Thomas

Birth
Death 26 Apr 1873 (aged 29)
California, USA
Burial Washington, District of Columbia, District of Columbia, USA
Plot Corcoran, Lot 259.
Memorial ID 37224824 · View Source
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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.


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  • Created by: SLGMSD
  • Added: 18 May 2009
  • Find a Grave Memorial 37224824
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Capt Evan Thomas (29 Aug 1843–26 Apr 1873), Find a Grave Memorial no. 37224824, citing Oak Hill Cemetery, Washington, District of Columbia, District of Columbia, USA ; Maintained by SLGMSD (contributor 46825959) .