Thursday, April 18, 2013

Dr. Moses Shaw Thomas, CSA

CONFEDERATE PHYSICIAN Dr. Moses Shaw Thomas (1830-1896)
By Robert Joseph Sonntag

Dr. Thomas was appointed as a Surgeon on Staff with 2nd Florida Infantry on October 16, 1861 and was paroled at Appomattox, VA on April 9, 1865. He was born in Baltimore, MD on January 3, 1830. After graduating a course of medical study at the University of Maryland at Baltimore, he practiced medicine in the Shenandoah Valley, VA for two years. In 1856 he came to Kansas and settled in Leavenworth.
When the war began, he left the position of surgeon at Fort Leavenworth, went to Richmond, VA and entered the Confederate Army as a surgeon in the Army of VA. He returned to Leavenworth at the end of the war and resumed the practice of medicine and surgery. He was married April 22, 1868 to Miss Alice A. Clark, daughter of Malcolm Clark.


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