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Meriwether Jeff "The Missouri Swamp Fox" Thompson
Birth: Jan. 22, 1826
Death: Sep. 5, 1876

Civil War Confederate Brigadier General. Dubbed the "Missouri Swamp Fox", at the outset of the war, he raised and led a battalion of cavalry as Brigadier General of the Missouri Guard. He commanded as many as 5000 troops and had great success using guerilla tactics on the Mississippi River and into the wilderness. In August 1863, he was captured at Pocahontas, Arkansas and taken prisoner to Fort Delaware. He was prisoner exchanged in July 1864, went to Mississippi and again took up his command. He finally surrendered his brigade on May 11, 1865, after General Lee's surrender. After the war, he was involved the Pony Express, telegraphic communication and civil engineering. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
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 Spouse:
  Emma Catherine Hayes Thompson (1825 - 1886)*
 
 Children:
  Henry Bolivar Thompson (1852 - 1901)*
  Marcie A Bailey (1860 - 1937)*
 
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Burial:
Mount Mora Cemetery
Saint Joseph
Buchanan County
Missouri, USA
Plot: Grave site located in road island south east of section L
 
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Record added: Jul 09, 2000
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- sjm
 Added: Sep. 5, 2014
Patriot forever remembered
- Pipedreamer
 Added: Sep. 5, 2014
Honoring your CSA service.
- JM Herman, SCV & MO Confederate Flaggers
 Added: Jul. 4, 2014
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