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Source: Philadelphia Inquirer - Pennsylvania
Dated: Nov. 4, 1862
AN EXTRAORDINARY CASE OF LONGEVITY.
AN OHIO CITIZEN NINETY-TWO YEARS OLD IN THE BATTLE OF PERRYVILLE - INTERESTING REMINISCENCE, ETC.
    
From MICAJAH BAILEY, Ohio State Agent for transportation of United States troops, we have learned a few interesting particulars of an old gentleman, named THOMAS STEWART, who presented himself at MR. BAILEY's office on Saturday last, and obtained a pass to his home, near East Newton.  When the proclamation was made for "squirrel hunters," in September, to defend the city of Cincinnati, MR. STEWART was one of the many thousands who responded to the call of the Governor, by providing himself with a uniform, blanket, and two days' cooked rations, and, armed with his gun, he marched to this city.  While the gallant band of "Minute Men" were bivouacked on the hills over the river, Mr. STEWART stood his regular guard duties, and, when the column was drown up in line of the battle, he was always foremost to respond.
     When the services of the hunters were dispensed with by General WALLACE, the subject of this notice asked and obtained permission to remain as a volunteer private in the One Hundred-and-first Ohio Regiment.  He stood regular picket, guard and sentinel duty, went through all the drillls, parades, reviews, &c., and, when the regiment was ordered to Louisville, he accompanied it, and again was at the front in defence of that city.  When the army moved into the interior of the State, STEWART was one of the number; and in the battle of Perryville he was in the thickest of the fight, and afterward complimented by his commander for his bravery, coolness and soldierly bearing.  After the battle, and the appearances indicated no further engagements, STEWART concluded to return home and look after his personal affairs, which he, as a farmer, had left man unsended condition.  He arrived here on Saturday, and, after obtaining the necessary passes returned home.  STEWART was born March 16th, 1770, in Litchfield, Conn., where his father now reside, aged 122 years, and is at present the oldest man in the United States.
     THOMAS is the father of seventeen children (fifteen living and two dead) and twenty-four grand-children.  He has four sons, two grandsons, and three sons-in-law at present in the army.  STEWART was in the war of 1812, when he was pressed into the British service, on a man-of-war.  He has been in four wars, and although ninety-two years of age, writes plainly and is very intelligent, never was sick but two days of his life, and has been a member of the Methodist Church forty-three years.  The father of THOMAS was born in 1740, in the reign of GEORGE II; has seen four monarchs in England, one of whom reigned sixty years.  He was old enough to beat the taking of Quebec, by Gen. WOLFE, when Canada passed into the hands of the British, and LOUIS XV, was on the throne of France.  Although Kentucky is the oldest of the Western States, not a white man's foot had pressed her soil for settlement thirty years after his birth, and he was considered an elderly man when the first settler arrived in Cincinnati.  He was twenty-nine years of age when the Great NAPOLEON was born, whose career excited the wonder of the world, and closed forty years ago on St. Helena.
     In General WASHINGTON was living he would only be eighty years older than this veteran, who is now three years older than THOMAS JEFFERSON, would be if he were living.  We have had fifteen Presidents of the United States, all of whom, except two, were born within Mr. STEWART's recollection, and he has lived under all their administrations, although the first did not commence until he was fifty years of age.  THOMAS STEWART would be as old as General JACKSON, if he were now living.  One other such life before the father of THOMAS, would more than carry us back to the days when the Pilgrims landed on Plymouth Rock, and there is every reason to believe that the veteran STEWART was old enough to have talked with people who might have known the early Puritans.  Both of these cases are extraordinary instances of longevity, and we doubt if they are surpassed in the world - Cin. Gazette.

Source: Milwaukee Sentinel - Wisconsin
Dated: Nov. 6, 1862
     THOMAS STEWART, aged ninety-two years, of East Newton, Ohio, was a private in the Hundred and First Ohio regiment, and took part in the battle of Perryville, where he was complimented for his bravery and soldierly bearing.  He has four sons, two grandsons and three sons-in-law at present in the army.  He was born at Litchfield, Conn., where his father now resides, aged one hundred and twenty-two years.

 
 
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