Thomas’s unit was surrounded and cut off.
His commanding officer was shot and killed while waving his white waistcoat as a flag of truce.
Three others were wounded, and thirty-one–including Thomas–were captured and marched to Pittsfield, Massachusetts, where they spent more than a year in a prison camp.
When the war ended. Thomas and the other prisoners were released and marched back to Canada.
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