Charles Sherwood Stratton (January 4, 1838 - July 15, 1883), "General Tom Thumb", was an American dwarf performer. P.T. Barnum, a distant relative (half fifth cousin, twice removed), heard about Stratton and after contacting his parents, taught the boy how to sing, dance, mime, and impersonate famous people. Barnum took young Stratton on a tour of Europe, making him an international celebrity.

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Charles Sherwood Stratton (January 4, 1838 - July 15, 1883), "General Tom Thumb", was an American dwarf performer. P.T. Barnum, a distant relative (half fifth cousin, twice removed), heard about Stratton and after contacting his parents, taught the boy how to sing, dance, mime, and impersonate famous people. Barnum took young Stratton on a tour of Europe, making him an international celebrity.
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Charles Sherwood Stratton AKA General Tom Thumb

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