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army officer

Thomas John Lucas, American army officer. Served, private to adjunct, Company C, 4th Indiana vols., in Mexican war, participating in battles of Broken Bridge, Cerro Gordo, Huamantha, Ecliso, Pueblo, etc. In Civil war helped raise 2 companies.

Background

Lucas, Thomas John was born on September 9, 1826 in Lawrenceburg, Indiana, United States. Son of Frederick and Letitia (Netherly) Lucas.

Education

Educated Lawrenceburg.

Career

Served, private to adjunct, Company C, 4th Indiana vols., in Mexican war, participating in battles of Broken Bridge, Cerro Gordo, Huamantha, Ecliso, Pueblo, etc. In Civil war helped raise 2 companies. Raised 3d, becoming captain.

Colonel 16th Indiana vols., which met Kirby Smith at Richmond, Kentucky, losing 200 men. Fought under Grant in all the operations about Vicksburg. Regiment joined 13th army corps and captured Arkansas Post.

Later took part in all battles in and around Vicksburg until surrender. Promoted brigadier general and entered on Mobile campaign. Bvtd. major general, and at head of independent command, under Canby, raided Western Florida, Georgia and Alabama, destroying railroads and munitions of war.

After war in New Orleans until mustered out, January 1866. Was in internal revenue service 4 years. Postmaster of Lawrenceburg, 1881-1885, 1889-1893.

Was candidate for Congress, 1886, defeated.

Membership

Served, private to adjunct, Company C, 4th Indiana vols., in Mexican war, participating in battles of Broken Bridge, Cerro Gordo, Huamantha, Ecliso, Pueblo, etc. In Civil war helped raise 2 companies.

Connections

Married Ann Eliza Munson, September 24, 1848.

father:
Frederick Lucas

mother:
Letitia (Netherly) Lucas

spouse:
Ann Eliza Munson