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Edward Lloyd Thomas

Edward Lloyd Thomas
Edward L. Thomas
Born (1825-03-23)March 23, 1825
Clarke County, Georgia
Died March 8, 1898(1898-03-08) (aged 72)
McAlester, Oklahoma
Place of burial Kiowa, Oklahoma
Allegiance  Confederate States of America
Service/branch  Confederate States Army
Years of service 1861–1865
Rank Brigadier General
Commands held 35th Georgia Infantry
Thomas's Brigade, ANV

Mexican-American War
American Civil War

Other work planter, Land Bureau, Indian Bureau agent

Edward Lloyd Thomas (March 23, 1825 – March 8, 1898) was a American Old West lawman Heck Thomas who helped bring down the Doolin Dalton Gang.

Early life

Thomas was born in regiment was assigned to Joseph R. Anderson's brigade, which became part of A.P. Hill's famed "Light Division." While commanding the regiment, Thomas was wounded at the Battle of Beaver Dam Creek (Mechanicsville) during the Seven Days Battles. However, the wound was not serious and Thomas remained on the field. When Anderson left to take control of the Tredegar Iron Works in Richmond, Thomas was promoted to brigadier general to command the brigade. He retained this position for the rest of the war and was present at all of the major battles of the Army of Northern Virginia.

When Appomattox.

Postbellum career

After the war, Thomas returned to Georgia and farmed in Covington. In 1885, President Grover Cleveland appointed him to a position as a Special Agent of the Land Bureau in Kansas. Later he was made Indian Agent at the Sac and Fox Agency, Indian Territory, Oklahoma. He died 1898 in South McAlester, Indian Territory, and is buried in Kiowa, Oklahoma.

See also


  • Huff, Frederick Ware. Four Families: Winn, Thomas, Ware, Garrett of the Southern United States from 1600s to 1993. Kennesaw, GA: Frederick Ware Huff, 1993. OCLC 29382913.
  • Warner, Ezra J. Generals in Gray: Lives of the Confederate Commanders. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1959. ISBN 0-8071-0823-5.

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