THOMPSON, John W.

WI 31st Inf Co E. Residence: Wiota, Lafayette County, Wisconsin. Civil War: Age 22. Married. Enlisted for three years on 22 Aug 1862 at Wiota. Mustered 9 Oct 1862 at Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin. Corporal. Mustered out 25 May 1865 at New York City. A veteran named John Thompson, living in Shullsburgh, Lafayette County, in May 1881 was granted a pension of $8 a month because of diarrhea and resulting disability to his heart. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 145-14; red book vol 36) (“Pensioners on the Roll as of January 1, 1883 (living in Wisconsin)”, Park Genealogical Books, Roseville, Minnesota publ. 1998.)

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