Thomas F. Bringhurst, Co. F, 2nd Pennsylvania Reserves


Thomas F. Bringhurst, son of Col. John Elenry Bringhurst, was born in Philadelphia, Pa., November 17, 1837, and died there, August 2, 1892; was buried in Whitemarsh, Montgomery Co., Pa. He attended the schools of his city and entered the University in 1856, remaining two years.

On the breaking out of the Civil War, he offered his services to the state of Pennsylvania, and was commissioned captain in a three months’ regiment from Philadelphia1; served at Fort Mifflin in the Delaware River for some time.

He was married in 1862, to Mary K. Vaughan.2

BRINGHURST.- On the 2nd inst., Thomas Bringhurst, aged 54 years.  Funeral on Friday, 5th inst., at 9 o’clock, A.M., from the residence of his father, John H. Bringhurst, No. 422 Green Street.  Internment at St. Thomas’ P.E. Church, Whitemarsh.3

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  1. This is a reference to Company F, 2nd Pennsylvania Reserves – though not a 3 month regiment – the company Bringhurst commanded was disbanded in August 1861 by order of General N. F. Banks.
  2. Norwich University, 1819-1911; her history, her graduates, her roll of honor, Volume 2. Ellis, William Arba; 1911
  3. The Philadelphia Inquirer, August 4, 1892, Page 6.