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Thomas Child Update New Pictures!

Thomas Child (left) at Gettysburg 50th with unidentified vet
You have to categorize this as the power of the Internet. A couple of weeks back a Diane Campbell (Child) contacted me from Massachusetts as she had come across my post on my Great grandfather, Thomas W. Child. Well Diane it turns out is a relative as well. Thomas is her Great, great Grandfather! So she and I are related but I'm not sure exactly how you would classify it, distant cousins perhaps?

In any event Diane knew all about Thomas and spent time in his former home and the best part is she had more photos! I am sharing them in this post. The very cool part is Thomas, who fought at Gettysburg with the 18th Mass. actually attended the 50th Gettysburg Reunion in 1913 the year before he passed away. And here pictured is the photo to prove it along with this train ticket from Massachusetts to attend the reunion. I did not know this but was informed that all veterans who wanted to attend were provided free train transportation. 

Thomas Child train pass to Gettysburg reunion
Thomas Child Discharge Paper from the Civil War
So I just wanted to share these new (old) amazing images of my ancestor who proudly served his country in the American Civil War. I hope you enjoy them!

Thomas W. Child after the war perhaps at age 35.

Thomas W. Child in later years
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