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Thomas Sherwin
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Born July 11, 1839
Died December 19, 1914
Place of birth Boston, Massachusetts
Place of death Boston, Massachusetts
Allegiance Union
Service/branch Union Army
Years of service 1861–1865
Rank Brevet Brigadier General
Commands held


Battles/wars American Civil War
Other work President, New England Telephone and Telegraph Company

Thomas Sherwin (July 11, 1839 – December 19, 1914) was an American Civil War general and executive. He was the son of educator Thomas Sherwin, master of the English High School of Boston. Sherwin enlisted in the 22nd Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry in 1861 as a lieutenant. He was wounded at the Battle of Gaines' Mill on June 27, 1862. On April 3, 1866,[1] President Andrew Johnson nominated Sherwin for the award of the honorary grade of brevet brigadier general, United States Volunteers, to rank from March 13, 1865, for distinguished gallantry at the battle of Gettysburg and for gallant and meritorious services during the war,[2] The U.S. Senate confirmed the award on May 18, 1866.[1][3]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Eicher, John H. and Eicher, David J. Civil War High Commands. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 2001, p. 755. ISBN 0-8047-3641-3
  2. Hunt, Roger D. and Brown, Jack R. Brevet Brigadier Generals in Blue, p. 553. Gaithersburg, MD: Olde Soldier Books, Inc., 1990. ISBN 1-56013-002-4
  3. "Gen. Thomas Sherwin Dead". December 20, 1914. http://query.nytimes.com/mem/archive-free/pdf?_r=1&res=9E06E5DD103EE733A05753C2A9649D946596D6CF. Retrieved June 15, 2010. 

ReferencesEdit

  • Eicher, John H. and Eicher, David J. Civil War High Commands. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 2001. ISBN 0-8047-3641-3.
  • Hunt, Roger D. and Brown, Jack R. Brevet Brigadier Generals in Blue. Gaithersburg, MD: Olde Soldier Books, Inc., 1990. ISBN 1-56013-002-4.

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