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

William P Thompson

  • Rank: Sergeant (Highest Rank: First Lieutenant)
  • Conflict/Era: U.S. Civil War
  • Unit/Command:
    Company G,
    20th Indiana Infantry
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Army
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: May 6, 1864
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: Wilderness Campaign, Virginia, USA
Capture of flag of 55th Virginia Infantry (C.S.A.).
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: Lafayette, Tippecanoe County, Indiana
  • Awarded Posthumously: Yes
  • Presentation Date & Details: December 1, 1864
  • Born: January 11, 1844, Brooklyn, Kings County, NY, United States
  • Died: October 7, 1864, Wilderness, VA, United States
  • Buried: Greenbush Cemetery (MH), Lafayette, IN, United States

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