CDV of lithograph of General Thomas Ewing, (1829- 1896). Brother of two Federal Generals: Hugh and Charles Ewing and brother-inlaw of General William Tecumseh Sherman. Son of prominent Ohio Politian, and from an influential family. A lawyer before the Civil War, he was the chief justice of the state supreme court of Kansas at the beginning of the Civil War. He was a staunch abolitionist and wanted to see Kansas from becoming a slave state. He resigned from his post in the Autumn of 1862 to become Colonel of the Eleventh Kansas Cavalry. Served in the Western Theater near Arkansas. By March of 1863 he was promoted to the rank of Brigadier General and was put in charge of the District of the Border which comprised of the western tier of territories and Kansas. Was responsible of the notorious Order No. 11 which decreed the expulsion of the inhabitants, loyal or disloyal, from the Missouri counties of Jackson, Cass, Vernon and Bates. He distinguished himself during the Battle of Knobs Hill against Sterling Price. He resigned from service on February 23, 1865 at the Brevet rank of Major General. He spent the rest of his life practicing law and also serving as a Congressman for a pair of terms. Died 1896.
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