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Thompson, Murray W.
MILITARY SERVICE
Age: 22, credited to Colchester, VT
Unit(s): 13th VT INF
Service: enl 9/6/62, m/i 10/10/62, Pvt, Co. D, 13th VT INF, m/o 7/21/63

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VITALS
Birth: 12/07/1837, Colchester, VT
Death: 11/14/1915

Burial: Village Cemetery, Colchester, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Kathy Valloch

Findagrave Memorial #: 0
(There may be a Findagrave Memorial, but we have not recorded it)
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Unknown
Portrait?: Guber Collection off-site
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
(State digraphs will show that this soldier spent some time in a state or national soldier's home)

Remarks: 13th Vt. History off-site
DESCENDANTS

4th Great Grandfather of Bryan Cannon, Las Vegas, NE

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BURIAL:
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Tombstone

Village Cemetery, Colchester, VT

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Murray W. Thompson

I was brought up on a farm in this town and at the time of enlistment was engaged in the old-fashioned business of pulling pine stumps with a machine operated by oxen. My partner was J. F. Densmore, who was one of the sergeants of D and who with Col. Munson, Lieut. Rolfe, Sergeants Marrs, Clark and Lyon were among the young men of my neighborhood. And when in response to the call of President Lincoln, forty-seven enlisted in Company, the eligible men of the town were indeed scarce, I shall never forget our life at Hotel Williams at Winooski, or our first experiences in drill. But with Captain Munson's and Lieutenant Rolfe's military knowledge we improved rapidly and soon became, as we thought, quite proficient. It is a matter of extreme pride to me that I served my country for a time in its peril, and that I was associated with such men as composed the rank and file of Company D and the whole 13th Regiment. I am proud of the fact that I was able to march to and fight in the great battle of Gettysburg, which crowned the 13th with laurels and fame. I am thankful that I lived to come home and to have been these many years a member of our regimental association and to have had a small part in its many and successful undertakings.

Ralph Orson Sturtevant and Carmi L. Marsh. Pictorial History: Thirteenth Vermont Volunteers, War of 1861-1865, (Privately published by the regiment, c1910), p. 540

Note: A picture of this soldier is available in the Francis Guber Collection (off-site).