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John Thomas

Biographical Essays

Coffin, Charles. The Life and Services of Major General John Thomas. First. New York: Egbert, Hovey & King, 1844.

The Coffin biography is the best available and can be found on-line.

Broadwater, Robert P. American Generals of the Revolutionary War: A Biographical Dictionary. Jefferson: McFarland, 2012.

Headley, J.T. Washington and His Generals. Home Library. New York: A. L. Burt Company, n.d.

Memoirs and Papers

John Thomas papers, Massachusetts Historical Society.


Memorial at Fort Chambly, Quebec

Memorial at the grave site of John Thomas (died June 2, 1776) and many other Continental Army soldiers who died of smallpox during the American Retreat from Canada in 1776.

Outside the walls of Fort Chambly, Quebec by author

An international memorial service on June 1, 2019 rededicated the grave site honoring the American Rebels who lost their lives to disease and exposure during the Revolutoinary War invasion of Canada.

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