THOMPSON, Alexander

WI 16th Inf Co H. Residence: Eau Claire, Eau Claire County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Shoemaker. Age 35. Married. Blue eyes, brown hair, sandy complexion, 5’7”. Enlisted for three years on 5 Jan 1864 at La Crosse, Wisconsin. Enlistment credited to Sparta, Monroe County. Mustered the same day. Recruit. Private. Wounded in his foot on 14 Sep 1864 while on picket before Atlanta, Georgia. Mustered out 5 May 1865. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 80-16; red book vol 21 p178) (RWV2 p45)