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.
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