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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 #: 26656725

MORE INFORMATION

Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 11/4/1887, VT; widow Ellen A., 11/15/1917, VT
Portrait?: Guber Collection off-site, 13th History
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
(If there are state digraphs above, this soldier spent some time in a state or national soldiers' home in that state after the war)

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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Portrait Portrait

(Sturtevant's Pictorial History, Thirteenth Regiment, Vermont Volunteers, War of 1861-1865)

BIOGRAPHY

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.

Source: Sturtevant's Pictorial History, Thirteenth Regiment, Vermont Volunteers, War of 1861-1865, p. 540

Obituary

COLCHESTER
Funeral of the Late Murray W. Thompson to be Held Wednesday Afternoon.

Colchester, Nov. 15. - The funeral of Murray W. Thompson who died Sunday morning at the age of 78 years will be held in the Baptist Church Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Mr. Thompson was a highly respected, a faithful member of the Baptist Church and a kind husband and father. He will be sadly missed. He is survived by his wife, one son, Elbridge Thompson with whom he lived, two daughters, three sisters, and several grandchildren who have the sympathy of all in their sadness.

Source: Burlington Daily News, November 15, 1915.
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.