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Thompson, Marquis D. L.

MILITARY SERVICE

Age: 28, credited to Burlington, VT
Unit(s): 12th VT INF
Service: enl 8/23/62, m/i 10/4/62, CPL, Co. C, 12th VT INF, m/o 7/14/63

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VITALS

Birth: 10/23/1832, Richmond, VT
Death: 04/18/1909

Burial: Elmwood Avenue Cemetery, Burlington, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Kathy Valloch
Findagrave Memorial #: 113892112

MORE INFORMATION

Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 3/25/1884, VT
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: See Benedict's Army Life in Virginia

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BURIAL:

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Tombstone

Elmwood Avenue Cemetery, Burlington, VT

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Obituary

M. D. L. Thompson

The death of Marquis De Lafayette Thompson occurred last night in the 76th year of his age at his home on College street after an illness of four days. Mr. Thompson was stricken with paralysis last Wednesday and hardly regained consciousness.

Mr. Thompson was an almost life-long resident of Burlington. He was born in Richmond, October 23, 1832, and came to this city when a young man and learned the printer's trade of R. S. Styles, earning the money with which to procure an education by chopping wood. Soon afterwards he engaged in business for himself and continued to do so until his death, with the exception of the time spent at the front in the Civil War.

He entered the army on August 23, 1862, in Company, 12th infantry, and was mustered out on July 14, 1863. This regiment was the first in Vermont to respond to President Lincoln's call for more troops, Company C being made up mostly of the members of Howard guards, a military company which flourished before the wart. The company was in the battle of Fairfax Court house and other engagements during its service.

Mr. Thompson was prominent in G. Bostwick of this city. Of the three children born to them, two survive. They are Mrs. Bertha Stockwell of El Paso, Texas, and Mrs. Lily Hibbard of this city. He is also survived by three sisters and one brother, Mrs. D. Kenyon of Richmond, Mrs. Susan Taft of Royalton, Mrs. Matt. Bates of Williston and William Thompson of Elysian, Minn.

Mr. Thompson was prominent in G. A. R. Circles and was a member of Stannard Post. He was also a member of Washington Lodge, F. And A. M., and was a life long member of the Unitarian Church. The funeral will be held from the Unitarian Church, probably Tuesday, although the day has not been determined.

Source: Burlington Free Press, April 19, 1909.
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.