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Federal (USV)

Private

William Thompson

(c. 1841 - 1862)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 123rd Pennsylvania Infantry

Before Antietam

Age 21, he enlisted on 1 August 1862 and mustered as Private, Company I, 123rd Pennsylvania Infantry on 9 August in Pittsburgh.

On the Campaign

He was admitted to a US Army hospital in Frederick, MD with typhoid fever and died there on 11 November 1862.

After the War

He was reinterred from his original burial in Frederick to the National Cemetery in about 1867.

References & notes

Burial information from the Antietam Cemetery History.1 His service from the Register.2 Hospital details from the Patient List.3 His gravesite is on Findagrave.

Birth

c. 1841

Death

11/11/1862 Frederick, MD; burial in Antietam National Cemetery, Sharpsburg, MD

Notes

1   Antietam National Cemetery, Board of Trustees, History of Antietam National Cemetery, Baltimore: John W. Woods, Steam Printer, 1869  [AotW citation 4260]

2   Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Adjutant General's Office, Register of Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-1865, 16 volumes, Harrisburg  [AotW citation 23774]

3   National Museum of Civil War Medicine, and Terry Reimer, Frederick Patient List, Published 2018, first accessed 17 September 2018, <http://www.civilwarmed.org/explore/primary-sources/databases/frederickpatient/>, Source page: patient #1.524  [AotW citation 23775]