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Federal (USV)


Creighton Thompson

(1832 - 1890)

Home State: Ohio

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 8th Ohio Infantry

Before Antietam

He enrolled in Company G, 8th Ohio Infantry as 2nd Lieutenant at age 29 on 18 June 1861. Promoted to First Lieutenant, Company K, on 16 June 1862.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in action on 17 September 1862 at Antietam.

The rest of the War

He resigned on 10 February 1863.

After the War

He was farmer in Linn, Dallas County, Iowa at the 1880 US Census. He was living at Panora, IA at the time of the Regimental Reunion at Gettysburg in September 1887.

References & notes

Basic information from Sawyer1. Details from the State Roster and family genealogists. His father or grandfather may have been McThompsons. He married Elizabeth Little (b. c. 1845, IA) in Iowa in 1865.


02/03/1832 in OH


09/27/1890; burial in West Cass Township Cemetery, Panora, IA


1   Sawyer, Franklin, and George A. Groot, editor, A Military History of the 8th Regiment Ohio Vol. Inf'y, Cleveland: Fairbanks & Co., Printers, 1881, pp. 221 - 225  [AotW citation 14834]