Difference between revisions of "WILLIAM R. THOMAS, PASSED MIDN, USN"

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{{KeyDates|name_class=William Thomas '47|DoB=unknown|DoD=November 10, 1847|Age=unknown}}
 
{{KeyDates|name_class=William Thomas '47|DoB=unknown|DoD=November 10, 1847|Age=unknown}}
 
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== Loss ==
 
== Loss ==
 
William "[http://www.jcs-group.com/military/navy/academies.html succumbed to disease aboard ship off Veracruz]" on November 10, 1847 during the Mexican-American War. (Date of death from Register of Alumni and the [https://books.google.com/books?id=u3hBAAAAIAAJ&pg=PA112&dq=midshipman,+%22WILLIAM+R+THOMAS%22+navy+1847&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjSnryy0KTeAhWId98KHWX8DJUQ6AEIKDAA#v=onepage&q=midshipman%2C%20%22WILLIAM%20R%20THOMAS%22%20navy%201847&f=false 1848 "Register of Commissioned and Warrant Officers of the United States Navy and Marine Corps."])  
 
William "[http://www.jcs-group.com/military/navy/academies.html succumbed to disease aboard ship off Veracruz]" on November 10, 1847 during the Mexican-American War. (Date of death from Register of Alumni and the [https://books.google.com/books?id=u3hBAAAAIAAJ&pg=PA112&dq=midshipman,+%22WILLIAM+R+THOMAS%22+navy+1847&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjSnryy0KTeAhWId98KHWX8DJUQ6AEIKDAA#v=onepage&q=midshipman%2C%20%22WILLIAM%20R%20THOMAS%22%20navy%201847&f=false 1848 "Register of Commissioned and Warrant Officers of the United States Navy and Marine Corps."])  
  
 
He was [https://books.google.com/books?id=G3BMAAAAYAAJ&pg=RA1-PA48&lpg=RA1-PA48&dq=midshipman,+%22WILLIAM+R+THOMAS%22+navy&source=bl&ots=vN-WzmOvaF&sig=kKXWEZN0nNhLnCBRzUsKJDbQxYY&hl=en&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwjoxsvwzqTeAhXsYt8KHbxdDoMQ6AEwB3oECAEQAQ#v=onepage&q=midshipman%2C%20%22WILLIAM%20R%20THOMAS%22%20navy&f=false appointed a midshipman] in 1841 and [https://books.google.com/books?id=V-lIAQAAIAAJ&pg=PA225&dq=midshipman,+%22WILLIAM+R+THOMAS%22+navy+1847&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjSnryy0KTeAhWId98KHWX8DJUQ6AEILjAB#v=onepage&q=midshipman%2C%20%22WILLIAM%20R%20THOMAS%22%20navy%201847&f=false was born in North Carolina].
 
He was [https://books.google.com/books?id=G3BMAAAAYAAJ&pg=RA1-PA48&lpg=RA1-PA48&dq=midshipman,+%22WILLIAM+R+THOMAS%22+navy&source=bl&ots=vN-WzmOvaF&sig=kKXWEZN0nNhLnCBRzUsKJDbQxYY&hl=en&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwjoxsvwzqTeAhXsYt8KHbxdDoMQ6AEwB3oECAEQAQ#v=onepage&q=midshipman%2C%20%22WILLIAM%20R%20THOMAS%22%20navy&f=false appointed a midshipman] in 1841 and [https://books.google.com/books?id=V-lIAQAAIAAJ&pg=PA225&dq=midshipman,+%22WILLIAM+R+THOMAS%22+navy+1847&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjSnryy0KTeAhWId98KHWX8DJUQ6AEILjAB#v=onepage&q=midshipman%2C%20%22WILLIAM%20R%20THOMAS%22%20navy%201847&f=false was born in North Carolina].
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From researcher Kathy Franz:
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William started his naval career in 1842 on the <span class='smallcaps'>Cyane</span>. He sailed on her several years, and then reported in 1846 to the store ship <span class='smallcaps'>Southampton</span>. In 1847 he graduated from the Naval Academy and wrote in August that he was anxious to visit his relatives in South Carolina. On September 30, he reported to Captain William K. Latimer at Pensacola for transport to Vera Cruz. He along with several others boarded the <span class='smallcaps'>Mississippi</span> commanded by Matthew Perry. By November 10, Perry wrote that William along with Lieutenant Theodore Barrett and 3rd assistant engineer Charles Mapes had all died from yellow fever which they probably contracted at Pensacola before sailing.
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Latest revision as of 08:06, 23 May 2020

William Thomas '47

Date of birth: unknown

Date of death: November 10, 1847

Age: unknown

Loss

William "succumbed to disease aboard ship off Veracruz" on November 10, 1847 during the Mexican-American War. (Date of death from Register of Alumni and the 1848 "Register of Commissioned and Warrant Officers of the United States Navy and Marine Corps.")

He was appointed a midshipman in 1841 and was born in North Carolina.

From researcher Kathy Franz:

William started his naval career in 1842 on the Cyane. He sailed on her several years, and then reported in 1846 to the store ship Southampton. In 1847 he graduated from the Naval Academy and wrote in August that he was anxious to visit his relatives in South Carolina. On September 30, he reported to Captain William K. Latimer at Pensacola for transport to Vera Cruz. He along with several others boarded the Mississippi commanded by Matthew Perry. By November 10, Perry wrote that William along with Lieutenant Theodore Barrett and 3rd assistant engineer Charles Mapes had all died from yellow fever which they probably contracted at Pensacola before sailing.



Class of 1847

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