b. 12/02/1843 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. d. 24/02/1923 Kansas.
DATE OF MOH ACTION: 17/09/1865 Powder River, Dakota Territory.
Charles L. Thomas was born on February 12, 1843 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He left his home at Boudes Ferry Landing, Ohio to enlist in the 11th Ohio Cavalry in June 1863. He was mustered in at Cincinnati, Ohio. Thomas served in the West along the Overland Road for the duration of the Civil War, earning a promotion to Corporal in February 1864. Charles Thomas was promoted to Sergeant and mustered out in 1866. He returned to Ohio and later moved to Kansas. He was awarded the Medal of Honor on August 24, 1894. Charles L. Thomas died on February 24, 1923 in Dwight, Kansas. He is buried in the Dwight-Morris cemetery, in Morris County, Kansas.
Carried a message through a country infested with hostile Indians and saved the life of a comrade en route.
BURIAL LOCATION: DWIGHT MORRIS CEMETERY, DWIGHT, KANSAS.
Section D Block 1 Grave 251 (possibly grave 231)
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