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Confederate (CSV)


William M. T. Thompson

(1833 - 1912)

Home State: Mississippi

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 2nd Mississippi Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

A 27 year old teacher, he enlisted as Private, Company H, 2nd Mississippi Infantry, date not given. He was captured at First Manassas on 21 July 1861, paroled, exchanged at Fortress Monroe in February 1862, and returned to his Company.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in the leg in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was treated at Chimborazo Hospital #5 in Richmond, VA in October 1862 then returned to duty. He was wounded again, probably at Gettysburg, PA and admitted to a hospital on 9 July 1863. He was furloughed for 60 days on 4 January 1864 and then back with his unit. He was back to a hospital, sick, on 20 December 1864, furloughed on 18 February, and retired for medical disability on 23 February 1865.

After the War

He died in the Texas Soldier's Home, Austin, TX in 1912.

References & notes

His service from a casualty list/roster for the Campaign provided by Michael Brasher, from his research in Compiled Service Records, Company rolls, and other period sources. His 1862 exchange from a note by General Winder in the ORs1. His wound detail from a list in the Jackson Daily Mississippian of 1 November 1862. His gravesite is on Findagrave.


12/29/1833 in TN


01/10/1912; Austin, TX; burial in Texas State Cemetery, Austin, TX


1   US War Department, The War of the Rebellion: a Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies (OR), 128 vols., Washington DC: US Government Printing Office, 1880-1901, Series II, Vol. III, pg. 804  [AotW citation 21738]