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Gen George Cummins Thomas

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Gen George Cummins Thomas

  • Birth 9 Oct 1812 Elizabeth, Union County, New Jersey, USA
  • Death 2 Dec 1882 Georgetown, District of Columbia, District Of Columbia, USA
  • Burial Washington, District of Columbia, District Of Columbia, USA
  • Plot Chapel Valley, Lot 366.
  • Memorial ID 37442611

USMA Class of 1836.

The New York Times December 5, 1882
Obituary
General George C. Thomas
General George C. Thomas died on Saturday night at his home in Georgetown, D.C. General Thomas was born in Elizabeth, New Jersey October 9, 1812. He entered the Military Academy at West Point in 1832, graduating four years later. His first service was as Second Lieutenant in the Fourth Artillery in the operations in the Creek Nation in 1836. He served in the Florida war against the Seminole Indians in 1836 to 1837, taking part in the defense of Fort Mellon in February of the latter year. During the following year he was engaged in the removal of the Cherokees to the West, in garrison at Fort Columbus, New York and again in the Florida war. In August 1838 he was promoted to be First Lieutenant. During the next two years he served on the northern frontier during the Canadian border disturbances, on the expedition to collect the Pottawatomie Indians for emigration at various posts in Michigan and at Fort Niagara, New York.

He resigned from the Army January 31, 1842 and until 1858 he was an attorney and claim agent in Washington. He was then appointed to a clerkship in the United States Quartermaster's Department, which he held two years, when he was transferred to the Engineer Department. When the late war broke out he offered his services to President Lincoln by whom he was appointed Major General of the Militia of the District of Columbia. General Thomas continued in command of this Militia until the close of the rebellion, when he became a clerk in the Quartermaster General's office in Washington.


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  • Created by: SLGMSD
  • Added: 24 May 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 37442611
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Gen George Cummins Thomas (9 Oct 1812–2 Dec 1882), Find A Grave Memorial no. 37442611, citing Oak Hill Cemetery, Washington, District of Columbia, District Of Columbia, USA ; Maintained by SLGMSD (contributor 46825959) .