WI 24th Inf Co B. Residence: Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin. Born in Monroe, Wisconsin. Civil War: Age 21. Unmarried. Bookkeeper. Gray eyes, light hair, light complexion, 5’10”. Enlisted for three years on 11 Aug 1862 at Milwaukee and mustered there on 21 Aug 1862. Private. Engaged in the battle of Perryville. Reduced from Sergeant to Corporal on 20 Sep 1862. Reduced to ranks in Dec 1862. Detailed to General Sherman’s headquarters from December 1862 until 2 April 1864 when he was sent to a hospital in Madison, Wisconsin. Discharged from the service for disability on 7 Mar 1865 at Madison. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 118-17; red book vol 29) “Thompson, James M.”