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 Edward Lloyd Thomas

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Birth
Clarke County, Georgia, USA
Death
8 Mar 1898 (aged 72)
McAlester, Pittsburg County, Oklahoma, USA
Burial
Kiowa, Pittsburg County, Oklahoma, USA
Memorial ID
4508 View Source

Civil War Confederate Brigadier General. He was a graduate of Oxford College of Emory University in Oxford, Georgia. Served as a Second Lieutenant, of an independent company of Georgia mounted men, in the U.S. Army during the Mexican–American War (1848-1849). After Georgia seceded from the Union he was appointed Lieutenant Colonel of the 4th Battalion, Georgia Infantry, on October 14 1861. Elected Colonel in command of the 35th Regiment, Georgia (Volunteer) Infantry, Joseph R. Anderson's Brigade, Army of Northern Virginia, Confederate States Army on Oct 15, 1861. The 35th Inf Regt was organized at Atlanta, Georgia, and mustered into Confederate service at Richmond, Virginia, in October, 1861. Fought in every major battle of Army of Northern Virginia, except Antietam; led the 35th Georgia Infantry in campaigns through Kentucky, Virginia (the Battle of Seven Pines, suffered a minor wound at Mechanicsville during the Seven Days Battles, Second Manassas, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville to Cold Harbor) and was the last senior Division Commander in the field after the Battle of Gettysburg in July 1863. Promoted to Brigadier General, P.A.C.S. Nov 1, 1862. In command of two North Carolina brigades and remained a Brigade Commander in 3rd Army Corps, Army of Northern Virginia (1865) until the surrender at Appomattox, VA on Apr 9, 1965. [Three of his brothers were Confederate officers: Henry Philip (b. 1810) a Colonel in the 16th Regiment, Georgia Infantry was killed in Battle at Fort Sanders in Knoxville, Tennessee, in 1863; Lovick Pierce Thomas, I (1812–1878) Captain and Quartermaster of the 35th Regiment, Georgia Infantry resigned in 1863 due to injury; Wesley Wailes (1820–1906) served as a Major in Phillip's Legion of Cavalry.] After the war, he returned to Georgia and farmed in Newton County near Covington and President Grover Cleveland appointed him as a Special Agent of the Land Bureau in Kansas, in 1885. Later he was made Indian Agent at the Sac and Fox Agency, Indian Territory, Oklahoma. After being in poor health for some time, Thomas died on March 8, 1898 in South McAlester, Indian Territory.

Civil War Confederate Brigadier General. He was a graduate of Oxford College of Emory University in Oxford, Georgia. Served as a Second Lieutenant, of an independent company of Georgia mounted men, in the U.S. Army during the Mexican–American War (1848-1849). After Georgia seceded from the Union he was appointed Lieutenant Colonel of the 4th Battalion, Georgia Infantry, on October 14 1861. Elected Colonel in command of the 35th Regiment, Georgia (Volunteer) Infantry, Joseph R. Anderson's Brigade, Army of Northern Virginia, Confederate States Army on Oct 15, 1861. The 35th Inf Regt was organized at Atlanta, Georgia, and mustered into Confederate service at Richmond, Virginia, in October, 1861. Fought in every major battle of Army of Northern Virginia, except Antietam; led the 35th Georgia Infantry in campaigns through Kentucky, Virginia (the Battle of Seven Pines, suffered a minor wound at Mechanicsville during the Seven Days Battles, Second Manassas, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville to Cold Harbor) and was the last senior Division Commander in the field after the Battle of Gettysburg in July 1863. Promoted to Brigadier General, P.A.C.S. Nov 1, 1862. In command of two North Carolina brigades and remained a Brigade Commander in 3rd Army Corps, Army of Northern Virginia (1865) until the surrender at Appomattox, VA on Apr 9, 1965. [Three of his brothers were Confederate officers: Henry Philip (b. 1810) a Colonel in the 16th Regiment, Georgia Infantry was killed in Battle at Fort Sanders in Knoxville, Tennessee, in 1863; Lovick Pierce Thomas, I (1812–1878) Captain and Quartermaster of the 35th Regiment, Georgia Infantry resigned in 1863 due to injury; Wesley Wailes (1820–1906) served as a Major in Phillip's Legion of Cavalry.] After the war, he returned to Georgia and farmed in Newton County near Covington and President Grover Cleveland appointed him as a Special Agent of the Land Bureau in Kansas, in 1885. Later he was made Indian Agent at the Sac and Fox Agency, Indian Territory, Oklahoma. After being in poor health for some time, Thomas died on March 8, 1898 in South McAlester, Indian Territory.

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  • Added: 9 Feb 1999
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID: 4508
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/4508/edward-lloyd-thomas: accessed ), memorial page for Edward Lloyd Thomas (23 Mar 1825–8 Mar 1898), Find a Grave Memorial ID 4508, citing Kiowa City Cemetery, Kiowa, Pittsburg County, Oklahoma, USA; Maintained by Find a Grave .