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date: 16 October 2019

Thomas, Lorenzolocked

(26 October 1804–02 March 1875)
  • Edward Hagerman

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Thomas, Lorenzo (26 October 1804–02 March 1875), soldier, was born in New Castle, Delaware, the son of Evan Thomas and Elizabeth Sherer. In 1823 Thomas graduated seventeenth in a class of thirty-five at the U.S. Military Academy and was commissioned in the infantry. He served as quartermaster for the Seminole War in 1836–1837 and was appointed assistant adjutant general in 1838 with the brevet rank of major. In 1846 he left this post to serve as chief of staff to General William O. Butler’s volunteer division in the Mexican War and was brevetted lieutenant colonel for meritorious service at the battle of Monterrey. He returned to his assistant adjutant general’s position until appointed chief of staff to the army’s commanding general, ...

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