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Allen Thomas

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Born: December 14, 1830

Birthplace: Howard County, Maryland

Father: Captain Dr. Allen Thomas 1783 – 1855
(Buried: Saint Johns Cemetery of Howard Co., Ellicott City, Maryland)​

Mother: Eliza Bradford Dall 1795 – 1840
(Buried: Saint John’s Cemetery of Howard Co., Ellicott City, Maryland)​

Wife: Anne Octavie Bringier 1839 – 1917
(Buried: Ascension of our lord Catholic Church, Donaldsonville, LA.)​

Children:

Allen G. Thomas 1858 –​
John Ridgely Thomas 1870 –​
Julian Bringier Thomas 1875 –​
Dall Thomas 1875 – 1956​

Education:

1850: Graduated from Princeton University​

Occupation before War:

1850 – 1857: Attorney in Maryland​
1857 – 1861: Planter in Louisiana​
1857 – 1861: Colonel in Louisiana State Militia​

Civil War Career:

1861 – 1862: Major of 29th Louisiana Infantry Regiment​
1862 – 1864: Colonel of 29th Louisiana Infantry Regiment​
1862: Served in the Battle of Chickasaw Bayou, Mississippi​
1863: Occupied Planters Hall during Vicksburg, Mississippi​
1863: Captured during the Battle of Vicksburg, Mississippi​
1863: Paroled by the Union Army at Vicksburg, Mississippi​
Brought the report of Pemberton on fall of Vicksburg to Richmond​
1864 – 1865: Brigadier General of Confederate Army Infantry​
1864 – 1865: Brigade Commander in Trans – Mississippi Department​
1865: Paroled on June 8th at Natchitoches, Louisiana​
1865: Pardoned by the United States Government on July 19th

Occupation after War:

Professor of Agriculture for Louisiana State University​
1872: Presidential Elector​
1880: Presidential Elector​
1882 – 1884: Member of Board of Supervisors for LSU​
Coiner at United States Mint at New Orleans​
1894 – 1897: United States Minister to Venezuela​

Died:
December 3, 1907

Place of Death: Waveland, Mississippi

Age at time of Death: 76 years old

Cause of Death: Not Known

Burial Place: Ascension of our lord Catholic Church, Donaldsonville, LA.
 
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