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Federal (USV)


Charles M. Thompson

(c. 1842 - 1862)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 72nd Pennsylvania Infantry

Before Antietam

He mustered into service on 10 August 1861 in Company L, 72nd Pennsylvania Infantry at age 19.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He died of his wounds in September 1862.

References & notes

Details of his service and death records published by the Horse Soldier Antiques, associated with a poetic memorial (for sale in 2017). Thanks to Jim Buchanan of Walking the West Woods fame for pointing us to Thompson. Note: Bates' History of Pennsylvania Volunteers (1869) does not document the Companies of the 72nd Infantry after "K".


c. 1842