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J. A. Tompkins
J. A. Tompkins

Federal (USA)


John A Tompkins

Home State: Rhode Island
Command Billet: Battery Commander
Branch of Service: Artillery
Unit: 1st Rhode Island Light Artillery, Battery A

see his Battle Report


The remainder of the War:
By the Wilderness Campaign, May 1864, he was Major and in command of the Second Brigade, Army of the Potomac (reserve) Artillery.1

References, Sources, and other notes:
Photograph above accompanies a display of Tompkin's unform frock coat and accouterments at the Antietam NB Museum, Sharpsburg.


1   US War Department, The War of the Rebellion: a Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies (OR), 128 vols., Washington DC: US Government Printing Office, 1880-1901, various  [AotW citation 296]

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