General Tom Thumb: P.T. Barnum's Most Acclaimed Sideshow Dwarf - general tom thumb

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Charles Sherwood Stratton (January 4, – July 15, ), better known by his stage name "General Tom Thumb", was a dwarf who achieved great fame as .

General Tom Thumb, pseudonym of Charles Stratton, (born January 4, , Bridgeport, Connecticut, U.S.—died July 15, , Middleboro, Massachusetts), American showman noted for his small stature. the American Museum’s stars was Charles Stratton, better known as General Tom.

General Tom Thumb (Charles Sherwood Stratton, January 4, –July 15, ) was an unusually small man who, when promoted by the great showman Phineas T. Barnum, became a show business sensation. When Stratton was 5 years old, Barnum began exhibiting him as one of the "wonders.