Augustus Columbus Thompson(1828 - 1905)
Home State: Georgia
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 16th Georgia Infantry
Before the Antietam Campaign:
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.
In the Antietam Campaign:
He was wounded in the left thigh in action on 14 September 1862 at Crampton's Gap.
The remainder 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, Sources, and other 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 Date: 01/16/1828 Place of Birth: Jackson County, GA |
Death Date: 08/09/1905 Death Place: Lakeland, FL Burial Place: FL
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]
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