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A.C. Thompson

A.C. Thompson

Confederate (CSV)

Captain

Augustus Columbus Thompson

(1828 - 1905)

Home State: Georgia

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 16th Georgia Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

In the 1850 US Census he was a clerk (possibly for his merchant father) in Jackson County, GA. In 1860 he was an Ordinary (probably Inn or Tavern keeper) there. He was commissioned Captain, Company G, 16th Georgia Infantry 20 July 1861 on its original organization.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in the left thigh in action on 14 September 1862 at Crampton's Gap.

The rest of the War

Resigned 1 August 1863, which was accepted 9 September 1863.

After the War

He moved to Lakeland, FL in 1880 or 1881.

References & notes

Basic information from Fincham, Jr.1. His photograph from an ambrotype in the Liljenquist Family Collection of Civil War Photographs (Library of Congress). Life dates from his gravesite on Findagrave, with details from Dr. Geoffrey A. Thompson.

Birth

01/16/1828; Jackson County, GA

Death

08/09/1905 Lakeland, FL; burial in FL

Notes

1   Fincham, Jr., Ray, Artillery, Cavalry, Infantry Regimental Histories - Georgia C.S.A., Published c. 2005, <http://www.ranger95.com/civil_war/georgia/index.html>, Source page: /georgia/infantry/16th_inf_regt.html  [AotW citation 12158]