THOMPSON, Canute

WI 16th Inf Co H. Residence: Menomonie, Dunn County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Carpenter. Age 29. Unmarried. Blue eyes, light brown hair, fair complexion, 5’3”. Recruit. Enlisted for three years on 31 Dec 1863 at La Crosse, Wisconsin. Mustered there on 5 Jan 1864. Private. Promoted to Corporal 31 Jan 1864. Was in the march from Clifton, Tennessee. Was in the battles and skirmishes around Atlanta and Jonesboro. Was in the march through Savannah, Georgia, and through the Carolinas to Raleigh and into Washington DC. Mustered out 12 Jul 1865 at Louisville, Kentucky. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 80-16; red book vol 21 p166) (RWV p45)

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