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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1844

Vol. II
p195
1211

(Born Va.)

Francis J. Thomas

(Ap'd Md.)

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Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, Sep. 1, 1840, to July 1, 1844, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Bvt. Second Lieut., 3d Artillery, July 1, 1844.

Served: in garrison at Ft. McHenry, Md., 1844‑45, — and Ft. Moultrie, S. C., 1845‑46; in the War with Mexico, 1846‑48, being engaged

(Second Lieut., 2d Artillery, June 18, 1846)

in the Battle of Monterey, Sep. 21‑23, 1846, — and in the Attack on

(Transferred to 3d Artillery, Oct. 19, 1846)

the San Antonio Garita of the City of Mexico, Sep. 12‑13, 1847; and

(First Lieut., 3d Artillery, Mar. 22, 1847)

on frontier duty at Santa Fé, N. M., 1848‑49, — Expedition to Cañon p196del Perro, against Apache Indians, 1849, — and Santa Fé, N. M., 1849‑50.

Resigned, June 30, 1852.

Civil History. — Chief Engineer, Montevue Railroad, from Piedmont, Va., to Fairfield, Pa., 1854. Superintendent of Montevue Mining and Manufacturing Company, Allegheny County, Pa., 1855‑56; and of Pinnakinnick Coal Mines, Clarksburg, Va., 1857‑58. General Commission Merchant, Baltimore, Md., 1859‑61.

Joined in the Rebellion of 1861-66 against the United States, and was

Killed, July 21, 1861, at the Battle of Bull Run: Aged 37.


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