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    Hand Drawn Map Where Indian Wars, Maj. Thomas T. Thornburgh was killed 1879 - Thomas T. Thornburgh, soldier, born in Tennessee about 1843; died near White river agency, Wyoming, 29 September, 1879. He was graduated at the United States Military Academy, and promoted Second Lieutenant in the 2nd Artillery in 1867. At the opening of the civil war and prior to his admission to West Point he enlisted in the 6th east Tennessee volunteers in 1861, and passed rapidly through the grades of Private, Sergeant Major, Lieutenant, and Adjutant. He took part in the battle of Mill Spring, Morgan's retreat to the Ohio, and of Stone River as an officer of artillery he served in garrison in California (excepting a tour of duty at the artillery-school) until 1870, and as professor of military science at East Tennessee University till 1873, having been promoted First Lieutenant in April, 1870. In April, 1875, he was appointed paymaster with rank of Major, serving in that department until May, 1878, when he exchanged into the 4th United States infantry, with the same rank. He commanded the post of Fort Fred Steele, Wyoming, until 1879, when he was killed while in command of an expedition against the Ute Indians.

    This period detailed hand drawn map in pencil of the place where Thornburgh was killed in 1879 fighting the Ute Indians. Measures approximately 4.75" x 6".

    Condition: Fine-very fine, slight paper discoloration


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