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Lot #54 - Map And Document Case From The Effects Of Capt. John T. Thomas 117Th New York Regt. Volunteer Infantry

  • Auction House:
    Leonard Joel
  • Sale Name:
    The American Civil War Collection
  • Sale Date:
    22 Jul 2012 ~ 12noon
  • Lot #:
    54
  • Lot Description:
    Map And Document Case From The Effects Of Capt. John T. Thomas 117Th New York Regt. Volunteer Infantry
    rectangular tin case with lid, with descriptive tag attached
    19cm high x 14cm wide x 2cm deep
  • Notes:
    John T. Thomas, stone cutter, was born in Trenton, N.J. in 1831. He first served as 1st Lt. in the 81st N.Y. Inf. and then joined the 117th N.Y. Inf. as a 2nd Lt. on 13 August, 1862. He was later promoted to 1st Lt. of Co. 'C' and then Capt. of Co. 'D'. Thomas served at the Siege of Suffolk, Battles of Cold Harbour, Chaffin's Farm, Darbytown Road and Siege of Petersburg, V.A. During the Battle of Fort Fisher, N.C. Thomas was shot through the heart and died instantly. He was aged 34 years. For his bravery he was made Brevet Major U.S.V.
  • Estimate:
    A$100 - 150
  • Realised Price:
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  • Category:
    Militaria & Weapons

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