Thomas, Melchia

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Melchia Thomas served in the 8th United States Colored Troops during the Civil War. In October 1863 Thomas joined Company E as a Sergeant. While at the Battle of Olustee on February 20, 1864 in Florida, Thomas was wounded and sent to a hospital in Jacksonville. Thomas returned to his company after April 1864, but on August 17, 1864 Thomas drowned in the James River in Virginia. (By Don Sailer)

Life Summary

Full name
  Melchia Thomas
Birth Date Certainty
  Estimated
Gender
  Male
Race
  Black
Sectional choice
  North
Origins
  Free State
Occupation
  Military
Relation to Slavery
  Free black
Military
  Union Army

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