Thomas, Melchia

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)
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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