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Thompson, Alfred Bowers

MILITARY SERVICE

Age: 27, credited to Berlin, VT
Unit(s): 13th VT INF
Service: enl 8/25/62, m/i10/10/62, 5SGT, Co. I, 13th VT INF, pr 1SGT 1/22/63, m/o 7/21/63 [College: UVM 58]

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VITALS

Birth: 10/31/1834, Berlin, VT
Death: 05/26/1916

Burial: Oakland Cemetery, Moberly, MO
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Bruce & Sandi Pouliot
Findagrave Memorial #: 101233409

MORE INFORMATION

Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 11/2/1899, MO; widow Sallie B., 8/10/1916, MO
Portrait?: 13th History
College?: UVM 58
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

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BURIAL:

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Tombstone

Tombstone

Oakland Cemetery, Moberly, MO

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Photo

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

Biography

FIRST SERGEANT ALFRED B. THOMPSON was fourth sergeant and promoted January 22, 1863 to first sergeant and acted as first lieutenant during the battle of Gettysburg. He was a graduate of the University of Vermont and was following the vocation of teaching. He was familiarly known to his comrades as Barrel Thompson. He was a good officer and well liked by his men. One may judge of what stuff he was made when they learn that he went West soon after the war and engaged in mercantile business in Moberly, Mo., he made a success of business and although a staunch Republican living in a strong Democratic city he was elected to the legislature. For many years he was city treasurer. He was mayor of the city and held many minor offices for many years. He has bee, justice of the peace and has quite a lucrative business in that line. Every one speaks well of Sergeant Thompson.

Source: Sturtevant's Pictorial History, Thirteenth Regiment, Vermont Volunteers, War of 1861-1865, p. 672