Thomas Ewing Jr.

Union Army general

Thomas Ewing Jr. (August 7, 1829 – January 21, 1896) was an attorney, the first chief justice of Kansas and leading free state advocate, Union Army general during the American Civil War, and two-term United States Congressman from Ohio, 1877–1881. He barely lost the 1880 campaign for Ohio Governor.

Thomas Ewing Jr.
General Thomas Ewing Jr.
Born(1829-08-07)August 7, 1829
Lancaster, Ohio
DiedJanuary 21, 1896(1896-01-21) (aged 66)
New York City, New York
Place of burialOakland Cemetery, Yonkers, New York
AllegianceUnited States of America
Service/branchUnited States Army
Union Army
Years of service1862 – 1865
RankUnion Army major general rank insignia.svg Brevet Major General
Battles/warsAmerican Civil War
Other workSecretary
College Vice-President
Founder of the Ohio Society of New York

Civil WarEdit

Ewing was responsible for General Order № 11. The Order was issued in response to William Quantrill's raid on Lawrence, Kansas, where 450 raiders shot and killed 150 men and boys.[1]


  1. Pringle, Heather (April 2010). "DIGGING THE SCORCHED EARTH". Archaeology. 63 (2): 21.