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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 rest 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 & 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]