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Federal (USV)


John W. Thompson

(c. 1835 - 1862)

Home State: New Hampshire

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 2nd United States Sharpshooters

Before Antietam

A 25 year old manufacturer ("man'r") in Nashua, NH, he enlisted there as Private, Company E, First New Hampshire Infantry on 26 April 1861, was appointed 2nd Lieutenant on 30 April, and mustered out with them on 9 August 1861 in Concord. He then enlisted as First Sergeant of Company G, 2nd US Sharpshooters on 9 November 1861 and mustered on 12 December. He was appointed 2nd Lieutenant on 16 July 1862.

On the Campaign

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

References & notes

Service information from Ayling.1 Personal details from the US Census of 1860.


c. 1835; Newmarket, NH


09/17/1862; Sharpsburg, MD


1   State of New Hampshire, Adjutant-General's Office, and Augustus D. Ayling, AG, Revised Register of the Soldiers and Sailors of New Hampshire in the War of the Rebellion 1861-1866 , 2 Volumes, Concord: Ira C. Evans, Public Printer, 1895, Vol. 1, pg. 21; Vol. 2, pg. 982  [AotW citation 25022]