WI 15th Inf Co K. Residence: Adams, Green County, Wisconsin. Civil War: Age 26. Unmarried. Enlisted for three years on 22 Jan 1862 in Green County and mustered at Madison, Wisconsin, 11 Feb 1862. Private. Sick in Bardstown, Kentucky, in July, 1862; and in Nashville, Tennessee, in December 1862. Was on special guard duty at the prison hospital in Nashville on 12 Jun 1863. Was with the provisions transport from Stevenson, Alabama, in October 1863. Sick in Chattanooga, Tennessee, in November 1863. Sick in the camp hospital 30 Jun 1864. Mustered out with K Company, 10 Feb 1865, at Chattanooga. Thompson was living in Highland, Minnesota, in 1893. Buried in Adams. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 76-12; red book vol 20 p150) (Buslett p645) (Ager p319) (Hedberg)