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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1836

Vol. I

(Born N. J.)

George C. Thomas

(Ap'd N. J.)


Born Oct. 9, 1812, Elizabeth, NJ.

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1832, to July 1, 1836, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Bvt. Second Lieut., 4th Artillery, July 1, 1836.

Second Lieut., 4th Artillery, Aug. 15, 1836.

Served: in Operations in Creek Nation, 1836; in the Florida War against the Seminole Indians, 1836‑37, being engaged in the Defense of Ft. Mellon, Feb. 8, 1837; in the Cherokee Country, 1838, during the removal of the Indians to the West; in garrison at Ft. Columbus, N. Y.,

(First Lieut., 4th Artillery, Aug. 6, 1838)

1838; in the Florida War, 1838‑39; in garrison at Ft. Columbus, N. Y., 1839; at the Camp of Instruction near Trenton, N. J., 1839; and on the Northern Frontier during Canada Border Disturbances, at Detroit, Mich., 1839‑40; on Expedition against Pottawatomie Indians, to collect them for emigration, 1840; on the Northern Frontier during Canada Border Disturbances, at Dearbornville, Mich., 1841, — Ft. Mackinac, Mich., 1841, — Recruiting, 1841, — Ft. Mackinac, Mich., 1841, — and Ft. Niagara, N. Y., 1841.

Resigned, Jan. 31, 1842.

Civil History. — Attorney and Agent for Claims, Washington, D. C., 1842‑58. Clerk, at Washington, D. C., in the U. S. Quartermaster's Department, 1858‑60.

Military History. — Served during the Rebellion of the Seceding States

(Major-General, D. C. Militia, May 19, 1860)

States, 1861‑66, in command of the Volunteers and Militia of the District of Columbia.

Civil History. — Clerk in the Engineer Department, 1860‑70, — and in the Quartermaster-General's Office, Washington, D. C., 1870‑82.

Died, Dec. 2, 1882, at Georgetown, D. C.: Aged 70.

Buried, Oak Hill Cemetery, Washington, DC.

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