Thomas Speed, clerk United States circuit and district courts.
Speed, Thomas was born on November 26, 1841 in Bardstown, Kentucky, United States. Son of Thomas Spencer and Sarah Whitney (Sparhawk) Speed.
Attended Centre and Hanover Colls. Entered Union army as private, 1862, in 12th Kentucky Veterinary Infantry, becoming First lieutenant and later adjunct of regiment. Also served on brigade staff.
Was in siege of Knoxville, Bean’s Station, the battles of Atlanta campaign, Columbia, Franklin, Tennessee, taking of Fort Anderson and Wilmington, North Carolina.
Colonel James F. Buckner, of Louisville. After war studied law in University of Michigan and office of James Speed (Lincoln’s Attorney-General). Practiced law in partnership with latter until his death, in 1887, and with his son, John Speed, from 1879.
Secretary Filson Club (local history society). Clerk United States circuit and district courts, district of Kentucky, from July 9, 1892. Author: Wilderness Road and Political Club, Records and Memorials of the Speed Family, 1892 C8.
The Union Regiments of Kentucky, 1897 C8. Address: Louisville, Kentucky.