John H. ThompsonHome State: North Carolina
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 1st North Carolina Infantry
Before the Antietam Campaign:
He enlisted from Alamance County on 15 July 1862 in Company B, First North Carolina Infantry.
In the Antietam Campaign:
He was mortally wounded in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September.
The remainder of the War:
He died of wounds in September 1862. Originally buried "west of George Line's house in his new ground along side of an old white oak tree near his pond and north of the road leading to his house" on the battlefield at Sharpsburg. Probably reinterred at Hagerstown in about 1874.
References, Sources, and other notes:
Burial information from Pruett1. Service details from Moore2.
Death Date: 09/00/1862 Death Place: Sharpsburg, MD Burial Place: Washington Confederate Cemetery, Hagerstown, MD
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 5006]
2 Moore, John Wheeler (compiler), and State of North Carolina, Roster of North Carolina Troops in the War Between the States, 4 volumes, Raleigh: Ashe & Gatling, State Printers and Publishers, 1882, Vol. 1, pg. 12 [AotW citation 9806]
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