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Confederate (CSV)

Sergeant

John Thompson

(c. 1818 - 1862)

Home State: Louisiana

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 10th Louisiana Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

A 43 year old sailor in New Orleans, he enlisted as Private, Company H, 10th Louisiana Infantry on 22 July 1861 at Camp Moore, LA. He was promoted to Corporal on 1 January 1862 and Sergeant, date not given.

On the Campaign

He was mortally wounded and captured in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September.

The rest of the War

Originally buried "East of J. C. Grove's warehouse, on hill near a new house". Probably reinterred at Hagerstown in about 1874.

References & notes

Burial information from Pruett,1 who has him as Pvt. J. Thompson. Service from Booth,2 who says he was killed at Sharpsburg.

Birth

c. 1818 in IRELAND

Death

10/15/1862 Sharpsburg, MD; burial in Washington Confederate Cemetery, Hagerstown, MD

Notes

1   Pruett, Samuel, and Poffenberger & Good, Greg Farino and Western Maryland Regional Library (WMRL), Washington Confederate Cemetery, possible burials, Hagerstown (MD): WHILBR, 2010  [AotW citation 4518]

2   Booth, Andrew B., Records of Louisiana Confederate Soldiers and Louisiana Confederate Commands, 3 Volumes, New Orleans: State of Louisiana, 1920, Vol. 3, Book 2, pg. 821  [AotW citation 19911]