Tuesday, December 04, 2012

Thomas Goldthurst Colt.

Thomas Goldthurst Colt.
Brith: 1843 or 1842, Pittsfield.
Age: 40 or 41.
Occupation: Farmer.
Father: Henry Goldthurst Colt.
Mother: Elizabeth Colt.
Death: May 10, 1883, Pittsfield, Massachusetts.

Captain Thomas G. Colt, Thirty-seventh Massachusetts Volunteers, acting assistant adjutant-general, to be brevet major, for marked gallantry April 2, 1865, and to be brevet lieutenant-colonel, for meritorious services at battle of Little Sailor's Creek, April 6, 1865.

To be assistant adjutant-generals with the rank of captain.
Captain Thomas G. Colt, of the Thirty-seventh Massachusetts Volunteers.

From the Regimental History.

Captain Colt was one of the most popular officers in the regiment on account of his unwavering courage, quick military genius, warm social nature and untiring interest in the welfare of all with whom he came in contact. Returning to his home in Pittsfield, he retained ever a keen interest in all that pertained to his much-loved regiment. His early death, which occurred from pneumonia on the l0th of May, 1883, at the age of 41, was deeply mourned by a wide circle of comrades and friends in all walks ot life.

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