WI 15th Inf Co I. Residence: Chippewa, Chippewa County, Wisconsin. Civil War: Age 33. Unmarried. Enlisted for three years on 5 Nov 1861 at Bloomer, Chippewa County, and mustered at Madison, Wisconsin, 20 Dec 1861. Private. Sick in Chattanooga, Tennessee, in September 1863. Was with the provisions transport from Stevenson, Alabama, in October 1863. Mustered out with I Company, 10 Feb 1865, at Chattanooga. From Elk Mound. Died in 1909. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 76-11; red book vol 20 p134) (Buslett p609) (Ulvestad p334) (Ager p280, photo; p316, e51) (“Notes of a Civil War Soldier“ by Bersven Nelson, publ. in Norwegian-American Studies, vol 26, by NAHA, 1974) “Tompson, Bjorn” “Thompson, Ben”