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Thompson, William A.


Age: 29, credited to Mount Tabor, VT
Unit(s): 4th VT INF, 2nd USSS
Service: enl 10/16/61, m/i 11/9/61, PVT, Co. E, 2nd USSS, dis/dsb 3/5/62; drafted - enl 7/27/63, m/i 7/27/63, PVT, Co. I, 4th VT INF, pow, Weldon Railroad, 6/23/64, d/prison 10/20/64, Andersonville (scorbutus)

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Birth: unknown, Grafton, MA
Death: 10/20/1864

Burial: Andersonville National Cemetery, Andersonville, GA
Marker/Plot: H/11220
Gravestone photographer: Tom Ledoux
Findagrave Memorial #: 18476831


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Not found
Portrait?: Unknown
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: None


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DEATHS In Andersonville Prison, Ga., Oct. 20th, 1864, William A. Thompson, a member of Co. I, 4th Vt. Reg't, aged 30 years and 6 months. Also, in Mt. Tabor, Sept. 21St, 1865, Henry H. Thompson, of consumption, aged 25 years and 7 months, formerly a member of Co. D, 7th Vt. Reg't, - sons of Amasa and Mary Thompson, of Mount Tabor. At the commencement of the war these young men, with another brother, entered into the service of their country as members of the companies of sharp shooters raised in the state. Before seeing much service, they were all taken sick, and in consequence, discharged. Having recovered from sickness these two again entered the service. William was with the Vermont Brigade through the severe campaign of the spring of 1864, from the battle of the Wilderness till the army encamped before Petersburg, - cheering his friends at home by frequent letters announcing his safety and his hopefulness. He was taken prisoner on the Weldon Railroad, June 23d. One letter, within a day or two afterwards, from Richmond, was all that was ever received from him. But from other sources the family have learned that he was taken to the slaughter pen at Andersonville, where his body now lies with multitudes of others, - victims of rebel barbarity. - Henry went to New Orleans with the 7th regiment, was taken sick on picket duty, and came home to die. Thus additions continue to be made to the long roll of the nation's dead; but a country saved by their efforts will hold them all in grateful remembrance.

Source: Vermont Journal, September 30, 1865.
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.