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First Name: Thomas

Last Name: Sullivan

Birthplace: Montgomery County, OH, USA

Gender: Male

Branch: Army (1784 - present)

Middle Name: Crook

Date of Birth: 14 November 1833

Date of Death: 11 March 1908

Rank: Brigadier General

Years Served: 1856 - 1897
Thomas Crook Sullivan

Graduate, U.S. Military Academy, Class of 1856

•  American Civil War (1861 - 1865)


Thomas Crook Sullivan
Brigadier General, U.S. Army

Thomas Crook Sullivan was born on 14 November 1833 in Montgomery County, OH, the son of Samuel Sullivan, the proprietor of Sullivan's Tavern, the brother of Ohio 2nd Dist Appellate Judge Theodore Sullivan, and the nephew of future Major General George Crook via older sister Maria Crook Sullivan.

Sullivan graduated from the U.S. Military Academy in 1856, ranking twelfth in a class of forty-nine. His first assignment was as a Second Lieutenant in the First U.S. Artillery serving on the Texas frontier and, during this period, was with the expedition against Juan Cortina's Mexican marauders, seeing combat near Fort Brown, TX. He was later ordered to Washington, DC, arriving in the winter of 1861, and selected as a guard for president-elect Abraham Lincoln during his first inauguration.

He served throughout the Civil War and was brevetted Major and Lieutenant Colonel on 13 March 1865 for "faithful and meritorious service."

He remained in the Army following the war, mainly in supply and subsistence roles, until he retired on 14 November 1897 as Commissary General of Subsidence.

Death and Burial

Brigadier General Thomas Crook Sullivan died on 11 March 1908 at the Hotel Chamberlain at Fort Monroe, VA, aged seventy-four. His cremated remains were later buried at Arlington National Cemetery. He is buried in one of only two mausoleums in Arlington; the other being that of Lieutenant General Nelson Appleton Miles in Section 3.

Honoree ID: 3131   Created by: MHOH




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