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Theodore P Thompson
Birth: Jun. 28, 1846
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Apr. 22, 1919
Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara County
California, USA

1860 United States Federal Census Record
about Theadore P Thompson
Name: Theadore P Thompson
Age in 1860: 13
Birth Year: abt 1847
Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Home in 1860: Corydon, Wayne, Iowa
Gender: Male
Post Office: Corydon
Value of real estate: View image
Household Members: Name Age
Joseph C Thompson 45
Nancy Thompson 44
Theopholus H Thompson 21
Theadore P Thompson 13
Mary J Thompson 8
Edith E Thompson 6
John C Thompson 4
Clinton Thompson 2


Civil War Service Records Record
about Theodore P. Thompson
Name: Theodore P. Thompson
Company: I
Unit: 4 Iowa Infantry.
Rank - Induction: Private
Rank - Discharge: Private
Allegiance: Union

American Civil War Soldiers Record
about Theodore P Thompson
Name: Theodore P Thompson ,
Residence: Corydon, Iowa
Enlistment Date: 25 March 1864
Distinguished Service: DISTINGUISHED SERVICE
Side Served: Union
State Served: Iowa
Unit Numbers: 226 226
Service Record: Enlisted as a Private on 25 March 1864 at the age of 18
Enlisted in Company I, 4th Infantry Regiment Iowa on 25 March 1864.
Mustered out Company I, 4th Infantry Regiment Iowa on 24 July 1865 in Louisville, KY

American Civil War Regiments Record
Regiment: 4th Infantry Regiment IA
Date Mustered: 24 July 1865
Regiment Type: Infantry
Enlisted Died of Disease or Accident: 6
Officers Died of Disease or Accident: 109
Enlisted Killed or Mortally Wounded: 2
Regimental Soldiers and History: List of Soldiers

Regimental History
4TH INFANTRY
IOWA
(3 YEARS)


Fourth Infantry.-Cols., Grenville M. Dodge, James A.
Williamson Lieut.-Cols., John Galligan. James A. Williamson,
George Burton Maj., William R. English.

This regiment was organized at Council Bluffs in the summer of
1861. Cos B and E were mustered in at Council Bluffs on Aug.
8; A, C, D, F, G and H at Jefferson barracks, St. Louis, Aug.
15, and I and K at St. Louis on the 31st.

A threatened invasion across the border at the south led to
the detaching of about 200 men from among the companies that
had reached Council Bluffs and sending them to the scene of
trouble. The determined appearance of this and similar bodies
from other points drove the marauders from the state and the
men returned to camp.

The last week of August the regiment proceeded to St. Louis,
thence to Rolla, where it remained until Jan. 1862, making an
expedition to Licking, Texas county, where it dispersed a body
of the enemy and captured a number of cattle horses and mules.
Gen. Curtis arrived in December to take command and while
receiving him in military style Col. Dodge's pistol was
accidentally discharged inflicting a painful wound in his
thigh which incapacitated him for some time.

On Jan. 23, 1862, the regiment left Rolla for the purpose of
giving battle to Price, then at Springfield. Col. Dodge
commanded the brigade to which the regiment was attached, and
Lieut.-Col. Galligan commanded the regiment.

It was in a skirmish at Springfield on the evening of Feb. 12,
but the enemy left during the night without offering battle.
At Pea Ridge a short time later the regiment won high praise
for its valor, and lost in killed wounded and captured nearly
half the number taking part.

Col. Dodge was promoted to brigadier-general and was succeeded
by Adjt. James A. Williamson. Lieut.-Col. Galligan having
resigned Capt. Burton of Co. D was appointed Lieutenant-
Colonel. On April 5 the army marched to Batesville, thence
toward Little Rock but was compelled to return on account of
the shortage of supplies.

In June it was at Jacksonport in a half starved condition,
having lived on such scanty supplies as it could pick up in
the country. A supply train reached there with only enough to
give short rations for a week, and to escape actual starvation
it marched 100 miles to Clarendon to find the troops and
supplies gone, compelling it to march to Helena, which place
was reached on July 14. While at this point the regiment
engaged in several minor expeditions and brought in quantities
of cotton, horses and supplies.

On Dec. 20 the regiment proceeded to Vicksburg with Sherman's
army to join Grant's advance on that place, and was in the
disastrous attack on Chickasaw Bluffs where it moved without
support upon an open point, carried the first line of works
and held them under a murderous fire while waiting for help
that never came. It fell back in perfect order but with sadly
depleted ranks, losing 112 in killed and wounded out of 480
engaged.

Gen. Grant afterward ordered that "First at Chickasaw Bayou"
be placed on its colors, an honor accorded, it is said to but
one other regiment - the 13th regulars - during the war.

Col. Williamson was wounded several times and Lieut.-Col.
Burton led the regiment in the campaign against Arkansas Post,
where it took an active part in the front line. On Jan. 23,
1863, it went into camp in the swamp below Vicksburg and spent
two months there, then moved to Greenville, the enemy being
met and driven several times, and large quantities of supplies
picked up.

It then returned to Milliken's Bend; took part in the movement
on Jackson, was one of the first regiments to enter that
place- returned to Vicksburg and was engaged at Haynes' Bluff
on May 18. In the siege of Vicksburg it was almost constantly
under fire and lost about 80 in killed and wounded.

It took part in the siege of Jackson and accompanied the
pursuit of Johnston as far as Brandon. It then went into camp
near the Big Black River, where it remained until the middle
of September when it embarked for Memphis, moved thence to
Corinth and marched to Iuka, from which point it was ordered
to Cherokee Station, Ala., where it was in repeated
engagements with the enemy, until October.

It then joined Sherman's army at Eastport and proceeded to
Chattanooga, where it arrived Nov. 23 and took position with
Hooker at Lookout Mountain. On the morning of the 25th it
moved to Rossville Gap with two other regiments, turned the
enemy's left and took a strategic position, from which it took
part in the battle that followed.

It was engaged at Ringgold where it held an important position
against heavy odds and saved two railroad bridges. It then
moved to Bridgeport, Ala., and from there to Woodville, where
it went into camp.

The regiment reenlisted on Jan. 1, 1864, and visited Iowa on a
furlough in March. Rejoining the army on May 1, it joined in
the Atlanta campaign, and was in nearly every battle and
skirmish of that movement.

At Atlanta July 22, its brigade made a gallant charge with
other regiments, retaking De Gress' famous battery of 20-
pounder Parrott guns, the skirmishers of the 4th being the
first to reach it. The regiment having been reduced to less
than 200 men it was put in the command of Maj. Nichols, who
was commissioned lieutenant- colonel.

It took part in the pursuit of Hood, and later in the march to
the sea. From Savannah it marched through the Carolinas; was
heavily engaged at Bentonville; moved to Raleigh, thence to
Washington, where it took part in the grand review; was then
ordered to Louisville, where it remained on provost duty until
mustered out in July, 1865.

A correspondent of the New York Tribune spoke of its brigade
as "one of the bravest, truest, and most tenacious fighting
brigades' in the service". The regiment's original strength
was 940; gain by recruits, 244; total, 1,184

Source: The Union Army, vol. 4

Battles Fought

Fought on 26 September 1861 at Rolla, MO.
Fought on 15 February 1862.
Fought on 07 March 1862 at Pea Ridge, AR.
Fought on 26 August 1862.
Fought on 05 October 1862 at Corinth, MS.
Fought on 17 November 1862 at Memphis, TN.
Fought on 23 December 1862 at Vicksburg, MS.
Fought on 27 December 1862 at Chickasaw Bayou, MS.
Fought on 28 December 1862 at Vicksburg, MS.
Fought on 29 December 1862 at Chickasaw Bayou, MS.
Fought on 11 January 1863 at Arkansas Post, AR.
Fought on 15 May 1863 at Vicksburg, MS.
Fought on 19 May 1863 at Vicksburg, MS.
Fought on 19 May 1863 at Walnut Hills, MS.
Fought on 20 May 1863 at Vicksburg, MS.
Fought on 22 May 1863 at Vicksburg, MS.
Fought on 24 May 1863 at Vicksburg, MS.
Fought on 18 June 1863 at Walnut Hills, MS.
Fought on 27 June 1863 at Walnut Hills, MS.
Fought on 11 August 1863 at Black River, MS.
Fought on 12 August 1863 at Black River, MS.
Fought on 11 September 1863 at Baldwin's Ferry, MS.
Fought on 21 October 1863 at Cherokee, AL.
Fought on 29 October 1863 at Cherokee, AL.
Fought on 24 November 1863 at Lookout Mountain, TN.
Fought on 25 November 1863 at Missionary Ridge, TN.
Fought on 26 November 1863 at Ringgold, GA.
Fought on 27 November 1863 at Ringgold, GA.
Fought on 27 November 1863 at Taylor's Ridge, GA.
Fought on 08 March 1864 at Claysville, AL.
Fought on 14 March 1864 at Claysville, AL.
Fought on 19 March 1864.
Fought on 27 March 1864.
Fought on 13 May 1864 at Resaca, GA.
Fought on 19 May 1864 at Resaca, GA.
Fought on 26 May 1864 at Dallas, GA.
Fought on 27 May 1864.
Fought on 28 May 1864 at Dallas, GA.
Fought on 29 May 1864 at Dallas, GA.
Fought on 31 May 1864 at Dallas, GA.
Fought on 14 June 1864 at Kenesaw Mountain, GA.
Fought on 16 June 1864 at Big Shanty, GA.
Fought on 27 June 1864 at Kenesaw Mountain, GA.
Fought on 16 July 1864 at Big Shanty, GA.
Fought on 22 July 1864 at Atlanta, GA.
Fought on 28 July 1864 at Atlanta, GA.
Fought on 01 August 1864 at Kenesaw Mountain, GA.
Fought on 18 August 1864 at Atlanta, GA.
Fought on 21 August 1864 at Atlanta, GA.
Fought on 30 August 1864 at Jonesboro, GA.
Fought on 31 August 1864 at Jonesboro, GA.
Fought on 05 September 1864 at Marietta, GA.
Fought on 15 September 1864 at Lovejoy Station, GA.
Fought on 05 October 1864 at East Point, GA.
Fought on 09 February 1865.
Fought on 10 March 1865 at Bentonville, NC.
Fought on 21 March 1865 at Bentonville, NC.
Fought on 13 April 1865 at North Carolina.

Civil War Pension Index: General Index to Pension Files, 1861-1934 Record
about Theodore P. Thompson
Name: Theodore P. Thompson
Date Filed: 1891 June 18

1870 United States Federal Census Record
about Theodore P Thompson
Name: Theodore P Thompson
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1846
Age in 1870: 24
Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Home in 1870: Corydon, Wayne, Iowa
Race: White
Gender: Male
Post Office: Corydon

1880 United States Federal Census Record
about T. P. Thompson
Name: T. P. Thompson
Age: 34
Estimated birth year: <1846>
Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Occupation: Laborer
Relationship to head-of-household: Self
Home in 1880: South Fork, Wayne, Iowa
Marital status: Married
Race: White
Gender: Male
Spouse's name: Mary L. Thompson
Father's birthplace: PA
Mother's birthplace: PA



 
 
Family links: 
 Spouse:
  Mary Lois Semple Thompson (1848 - 1907)*
 
 Children:
  Della May Thompson (1870 - 1882)*
  Roy Gann Thompson (1873 - 1939)*
  Lizzie F Thompson (1875 - 1876)*
  Walter Thompson (1876 - 1882)*
  Charles Clinton Thompson (1881 - 1946)*
  Edith B Thompson (1883 - 1902)*
  Glenn T Thompson (1888 - 1963)*
  Lois Mary Thompson Maginnis (1893 - 1941)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Santa Barbara Cemetery
Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara County
California, USA
Plot: Sec: Mtn View, Lot 115, Grave 4
 
Created by: Jenn Lewallen
Record added: Apr 04, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 13853201
Theodore P Thompson
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- Renae✫
 Added: Jan. 27, 2014
I look forward to the day I meet you in heaven Great Grandpa Thompson. Thank you for giving me a grandfather that gave me a fantastic father.
- Susie Thompson
 Added: Nov. 28, 2012
 
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