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Seated portrait of Peter D. Thomas (1847-1925) of Racine. Thomas was an escaped slave who joined the 15th Wisconsin Regiment during its service in Tennessee. Thomas served Lt. Charles B. Nelson of Co. G at Chickamauga and other battles, then enlisted in a USCT regiment. Later he followed Wisconsin troops back to Beloit and attended school there. In time he made his home in Racine and was elected Racine County coroner.


Image ID: 3399

Creation Date:  date unknown

Creator Name: Unknown



State: Wisconsin

Collection Name: Leach, Eugene Walter, 1857-1938 : Papers, 1842-1851, 1898-1938

Genre: Photograph

Original Format Type: photographic print, b&w

Original Format Number: PH 702.610

Original Dimensions: 2.25 x 3.5 inches


Copied from photograph in Racine County Historian

See also Image ID: 33613.


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