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Thomas Edward Chickering
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Personal Information
Born: October 22, 1824
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Died: February 14, 1871
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Allegiance: Union
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Branch: Union Army
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Rank: Bvt. Brigadier General
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Commands: 41st Regiment Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry
Battles: American Civil War
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Thomas Edward Chickering (born Boston, Massachusetts, 22 October 1824; died there, 14 February 1871) was a piano maker and soldier. He succeeded his father, Jonas Chickering as head of his piano factory, of which he had become a member when but 21 years old. For many years before the Civil War he had been interested in the state militia, and in 1862 he left Boston in command of the 41st Massachusetts volunteers. The regiment was sent to New Orleans in December of that year, and performed efficient service in the field. In April, 1863, Col. Chickering was appointed military governor of Opelousas, Louisiana. At the close of the war he was brevetted brigadier general.


  • Wikisource-logo.svg "Chickering, Jonas". Appletons' Cyclopædia of American Biography. 1900.