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Peter D. Thomas

Peter D. Thomas | Photograph | Wisconsin Historical Society
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
Collection Name:Leach, Eugene Walter, 1857-1938 : Papers, 1842-1851, 1898-1938)
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.

Civil War, 1861-1865
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