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Meriwether Jeff Thompson
Birth: Jan. 22, 1826
Harpers Ferry
Jefferson County
West Virginia, USA
Death: Sep. 5, 1876
Saint Joseph
Buchanan County
Missouri, USA

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 Able Bailey (1860 - 1937)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
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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Meriwether Jeff Thompson
Added by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
 
Meriwether Jeff Thompson
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Meriwether Jeff Thompson
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