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U.S. Civil War - U.S. Army

James Granville Thompson

  • Rank: Private
  • Conflict/Era: U.S. Civil War
  • Unit/Command:
    Company K,
    4th New York Heavy Artillery
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Army
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: April 1, 1865
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: White Oak Road, Virginia, USA
Made a hazardous reconnaissance through timber and slashings, preceding the Union line of battle, signaling the troops, and leading them through the obstructions.
Medal of Honor Recipient James G. Thompson
Medal of Honor Recipient James G. Thompson
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: Sandy Creek, Oswego County, New York
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Presentation Date & Details: April 22, 1896
  • Born: December 25, 1849, Sandy Creek, Oswego County, NY
  • Died: May 23, 1921
  • Buried: Mount Hope Cemetery (MH) (GAR-4-214), San Diego, CA

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