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Peter D. Thomas

Peter D. Thomas
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Title: Peter D. Thomas
Description: 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
Not known
City, State: Wisconsin
Leach, Eugene Walter, 1857-1938 : Papers, 1842-1851, 1898-1938
Genre: Photograph
Copied from photograph in Racine County Historian

See also Image ID: 33613.

Subjects: Slavery
Civil War, 1861-1865
African Americans
Indoor photography
Portrait photography
Suits (Clothing)

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