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Federal (USV)


Lewis B. Thompson

(c. 1843 - 1862)

Home State: Indiana

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 27th Indiana Infantry

Before Antietam

An 18 year old farmer in Heltonsville, he mustered as Private, Company D, 27th Indiana Infantry on 12 September 1861.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He was treated at the Showman Farm hospital, Sharpsburg, then in Boonsboro, MD. He was discharged 24 October 1862 to enlist in the Regular US Army. He enlisted as Louis B. Thompson at Sandy Hook, MD on 30 October 1862 in Company A, 1st Battalion, US Engineers. He died of disease in camp near Falmouth, VA on 12 December 1862.

References & notes

His service from Brown1 and the Historical Data Systems database. Hospital details from Steven Russell's Roster and Nelson.2 Regular Army service and death information from the Registers.3


c. 1843; Lawrence County, IN


12/12/1862; Falmouth, VA


1   Brown, Edmund Randolph, The Twenty-Seventh Indiana Volunteer Infantry in the War of the Rebellion, Monticello, IN: E.R. Brown, 1899, pg. 589  [AotW citation 18518]

2   Nelson, John H., As Grain Falls Before the Reaper: The Federal Hospital Sites and Identified Federal Casualties at Antietam, Hagerstown: John H. Nelson, 2004, pg. 412  [AotW citation 18519]

3   US Army, Registers of Enlistments in the United States Army, 1798-1914, Washington, DC: National Archives, 1956, Vol. 57, pg. 205  [AotW citation 18520]