One thing you probably didn’t know is that General Tom Thumb got married in 1863. General Tom Thumb stopped growing at the age of five. He is very talented. He performed for Queen Victoria in London, and his performances at Barnum’s Museum always sold out. His marriage was during the Civil War so it was very bad for them. General Tom Thumb was born in Bridgeport Connecticut, and his real name is Charles Sherwood Stratton. He died at the age of 45, and his wife died at the age of 77, but all their life they entertained audiences all over the united states.