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William Thompson
Birth: Nov. 10, 1813
Death: Oct. 6, 1897

Civil War Union Brevet Brigadier General, US Congressman. He was a member of the Iowa Territorial House of Representatives in 1843 and secretary of the State Constitutional Convention in 1846. In 1847, he was elected as a Democrat to the Thirtieth and Thirty-first Congresses, serving until 1850. At the start of the Civil War, he enlisted in the Union Army and was commissioned a Captain in the 1st Iowa Volunteer Cavalry in July, 1861. Promoted Colonel in command of the 1st Iowa, in June, 1864, he was brevetted Brigadier General of US Volunteers on March 13, 1865. After the war, he was re-commissioned Captain in the 7th Cavalry, Regular Army and retired from the Army in December, 1875. He relocated to Tacoma, Washington, where he remained until his death. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
Burial:
Tacoma Cemetery
Tacoma
Pierce County
Washington, USA
Plot: Section 4, Block W, Lot 12
 
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Record added: Nov 25, 2001
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William Thompson
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Companion #10152 - Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the U.S.
- Jeffry Burden
 Added: Jun. 19, 2013
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- Paull B. Gunderson
 Added: Jan. 24, 2013
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