Ambrose, Thomas L

Ambrose, Thomas L.

a Congregational missionary and army chaplain, was born in New England. He graduated at Bowdoin College in 1856, spent one year in the Theological Seminary in New York, and in 1857 entered the Andover Theological Seminary. His health not allowing him to continue his studies, he was ordained in July of the following years and in August sailed for Persia, where he labored three years as a missionary among the Nestorians. Returning to recruit his health in 1861, Mr. Ambrose received the appointment of chaplain to the 12th New Hampshire Regiment. He was taken prisoner at Chancellorsville, remaining in the hands of the enemy for two weeks. While passing from the intrenchments to the Chesapeake General Hospital, Fortress Monroe, in the rear, he was wounded, and, after three weeks of suffering, died, Aug. 19, 1864. Mr. Ambrose was "a noble Christian man, of fine talents, sympathizing, and of indomitable courage, and was much respected by his regiment." See Cong. Quarterly, 1865, p. 421.

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