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Obituary of Thomas Lewis Singleton, Los Angeles, California

Thomas Lewis Singleton, Major General U. C. V., died at his home, in Los Angeles, Cal., on November 17, 1914.

Thomas Singleton enlisted in MacDonald's 10th Missouri Regiment at the age of seventeen and served througout the war. He was wounded in the battle of Prairie Grove, Ark., and left on the field as dead. After he had recovered, he has promoted to color sergeant and was actively engaged in all the important Western battles and throughout he served gallantly.

At the close of the war he operated a freight caravan between Denver, Colo., and St. Joseph, Mo., and became known along the transcontinental trails as a noted Indian fighter. Later he emigrated to Northern California in a prairie schooner. He went to Los Angeles with his family about three years ago.

Major General Singleton descended from Revolutionary stock. His ancestors were among the first of the white race to enter Kentucky, having emigrated there with Daniel Boone's first expedition. Several years ago he organized the Pap Price Camp of the United Confederate Veterans at Colusa, Cal.

He was buried in the colors of the cause for which he fought-the Confederate flag across his breast. He is survived by his wife and three sons.

SOURCE: Confederate Veteran Magazine, January, 1915.

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