THOMPSON, John

WI 15th Inf Co G. Residence: Moscow, Iowa County, Wisconsin. Civil War: Age 28. Married. Enlisted for three years on 4 Nov 1861 at Moscow and mustered at Madison, Wisconsin, 8 Dec 1861. Private. Disappeared from the steamship “Alps” on 4 Apr 1862, while coming with part of the regiment from Birds Point, Missouri, to Mississippi River Island No. 10. Not known if he fell overboard and drowned or if he ran away. Listed as deserter. Ager states that Thompson drowned on 4 Apr 1862. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 76-9; red book vol 20 p106) (Buslett p544) (Ulvestad p334) (Ager p313)

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