|Birth||July 16, 1843|
|Death||Oct. 18, 1931|
|Unit||46th Illinois Infantry, Company K|
Private William H Thomas
Company K, 46th Illinois Infantry
Thomas was born in Seneca County, Ohio on July 16, 1843. He was residing in Freeport (Stephenson County), Illinois when he enlisted on January 5, 1864. Thomas was mustered on February 18, 1864 and served nearly 2 years. He was discharged on January 20, 1866 at Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
He joined the regiment in the spring of 1864. In April 1865 the unit was sent to Alabama and was involved in the sieges of Spanish Fort and Blakely. After the conclusion of the Civil War, the regiment was assigned duty as an occupational force. Orders were issued on December 27, 1865 that the regiment was to return to Springfield, Illinois. The unit was officially mustered out on January 20, 1866.
Thomas died on October 18, 1931 at the age of 88 years. He is buried in the Aurora Cemetery in Aurora (Hamilton County), Nebraska. Thomas was a member of two (2) posts of the Grand Army of the Republic:
Chandler Post (#44) in Aurora, Nebraska.
Coates Post (#107) in Dorchester, Nebraska.
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Note: Veteran bios were compiled and written by Dean Podoll.