Special thanks to Richard Mach for sending a copy of the photo of Thomas Law
Horse Thief captured in Stoughton September 14, 1866
Thomas Law, born in Vermont in 1845, he was the son of John and Christianna Law. In 1860 his family was living in Randolph where his Scottish born father was a peddler. Thomas served in the Civil War from Randolph, enlisting as a Private on January 2, 1864 at the age of 19, in Co. M., 1st Massachusetts Cavalry Regt., mustering in on January 14, 1864. He was mustered out of the service at Washington, D.C. June 26, 1865. He was captured in Stoughton on September 14, 1866 for stealing a horse called "Nig" two days earlier. He would later die at the Charlestown State Prison, February 23, 1870, age 24, due to consumption.
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