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Federal (USV)


Asa L. Thompson

(? - 1862)

Home State: Maine

Branch of Service: Artillery

Unit: Maine Light Artillery, 4th Battery

Before Antietam

Age 29, from Waterville, ME he enlisted and mustered as Private, 4th Battery, Maine Light Artillery on 21 December 1861.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He was admitted to a US Army hospital in Frederick, MD on 20 December, but died there on 26 December 1862.

References & notes

His service from the Maine Adjutant General1 and the Historical Data Systems database. Hospital detail from the Patient List,2 which says he died of chronic diarrhea. His gravesite is on Findagrave.


12/26/1862; Frederick, MD; burial in Antietam National Cemetery, Sharpsburg, MD


1   State of Maine, Adjutant General's Office, and John L. Hodsdon, AG, Annual Report of the Adjutant General of the State of Maine for the Year ending December 31, 1862, Augusta: Stevens and Sayward, Printers to the State, 1863  [AotW citation 21105]

2   National Museum of Civil War Medicine, and Terry Reimer, Frederick Patient List, Published 2018, first accessed 17 September 2018, <>, Source page: patient #1.120  [AotW citation 21106]