|Birth: ||Mar. 2, 1826|
|Death: ||Mar. 24, 1864|
Private, Co. A, 18th Massachusetts Infantry
The son of Rogers and Martha (Cochran) Blood.
The husband of Martha Ann (Robinson) and father of Clara E., born 1851, and William Herbert, born Jan. 24, 1858.
He was a 35 year-old Laborer from Chelsea, MA, when he enlisted at Boston on Sept. 3, 1861 and was mustered into service on October 12, 1861 as a Private. Thompson was engaged with the 18th Massachusetts in 1862 at Second Bull Run, Antietam, Shepherdstown, and Fredericksburg. Promoted to the rank of Corporal on March 8, 1863, he was reduced to the ranks on Aug. 14, 1863. He was engaged with the Regiment in 1863 at Chancellorsville and Gettysburg
He was taken prisoner at Culpepper, VA on October 11, 1863 just prior to the Bristoe Campaign and ultimately held at Andersonville. There is conflicting information as to where Thompson died in that most sources state Andersonville, while a letter from Frank B. Fay, Massachusetts Allotment Commission, to the Commissioner of Pensions on behalf of the widow Martha Blood states he died at the Confederate Hospital at Columbus, GA. His cause of death on March 24, 1864 was stated to be from Anasarca. Thompson's remains were interred at Andersonville.
Listed on the New Bedford, Massachusetts "Roll of Honor" New Bedford City Council, May, 1869.
Rogers Blood (1796 - 1862)
Martha Cochran Blood (1800 - 1853)
Martha Ann Robinson Blood (____ - 1898)*
Thompson B. Blood (1826 - 1864)
James Cochran Blood (1827 - 1889)*
Roxie Blood (1834 - 1858)*
Andersonville National Cemetery
Andersonville National Historic Site
Plot: Grave 137
Created by: Donald Thompson
Record added: Jun 21, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 11212780