site logo
[no picture yet]

[no picture yet]

Confederate (CSV)


Andrew J. Thompson

Home State: Virginia

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 7th Virginia Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

He was in Company D, and was promoted to Corporal in March 1862 and to Sergeant (date unknown). Wounded in action at Williamsburg, VA on 5 May 1862.

The rest of the War

He was on detached service, conscript duty, in September and October 1862. With brigade Commissary Department in November 1862. Deserted 1865. Court-martialed 2/65, convicted for "encouraging insubordination and mutiny," and sentenced to a term at Castle Thunder. Prisoner at Libby Prison, Richmond, VA 10 April 1865 and sent to Cumberland County, MD on 17 April. A comrade's remark: "No better soldier," despite courtmartial.

References & notes

Basic information from Johnston1. Service details from Riggs2.


1   Johnston, David Emmons, The Story of a Confederate Boy in the Civil War, Portland (OR): Glass & Prudhomme Company, 1914, pp. 142 - 143  [AotW citation 9754]

2   Riggs, David F., 7th Virginia Infantry, Lynchburg (Va): H. E. Howard, Inc., 1982  [AotW citation 9768]