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Confederate (CSV)


John A. Thompson

(c. 1844 - 1862)

Home State: Mississippi

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 19th Mississippi Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

In 1860 he was a 16 year old living with his parents and siblings on their substantial family farm at Macon in Noxubee County, MS. Giving his age as 18, he mustered as a Private in Company A, 19th Mississippi Infantry at Macon, MS on 21 May 1861. He was wounded in May 1862, place not given. He was sick in hospitals in May, July, and August, but returned to his Company on 28 August 1862.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

His father Thornton K. Thompson filed for his final pay of $75.23 in January 1863.

References & notes

His service from his Compiled Military Service Records,1 online from fold3. His death also on a casualty list in the New Orleans Times-Picayune of 29 October 1862. Personal details from family genealogists and the US Census of 1860.


c. 1844 in MS


09/17/1862; Sharpsburg, MD


1   US War Department, Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, Record Group No. 109 (War Department Collection of Confederate Records), Washington DC: US National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), 1903-1927  [AotW citation 29731]