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Federal (USV)


Warren Thompson

Home State: Massachusetts

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 12th Massachusetts Infantry

Before Antietam

Age 29, a machinist in Stoughton when commissioned 2nd Lieutenant in June 1861. Promoted First Lieutenant on 24 June 1862. He was in Company I.

On the Campaign

He was captured in action on 15 September 1862 at Harpers Ferry and paroled the same day.

The rest of the War

Captured in action at Gettysburg, PA on 1 July 1863. Gave "an illegal parole and went home" and was declared a deserter. Returned and mustered out in May 1865.

References & notes

Basic information from Commonwealth of Massachusetts1.


1   Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Adjutant General, Massachusetts Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines in the Civil War, 8 Vols, Norwood (MA): Norwood Press, 1931-35, Vol. 2, pp. 59 - 61  [AotW citation 6865]