THOMPSON, Lewis

WI 15th Inf Co A. Residence: Boone County, Illinois. Born “Lasse Guttormsen Bø” on 25 Dec 1842 at Vik, Sogn, Norway. Came to America to Boone County with his mother and siblings in 1855. Civil War: Age 19. Unmarried. Enlisted for three years on 16 Oct 1861 in Bad Ax County, Wisconsin. Mustered 15 Nov 1861 at Madison, Wisconsin. Private. Died of disease at Mississippi River Island No. 10 on 7 May 1862. Buried in Mississippi River National Cemetery, Memphis, Tennessee. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 76-3; red book vol 20 p20) (Buslett p370) (Ager p294) (e-mail Zona A Mathison, Moorhead, Minnesota, zonam@rrnet.com)

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