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James Granville Thompson
Birth: Dec. 25, 1849
Sandy Creek
Oswego County
New York, USA
Death: May 23, 1921
San Diego County
California, USA

Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. With his brother Allen, they enlisted in the Union Army at Port Jarvis, New York as Privates serving in companies of the 4th New York Heavy Artillery. On April 1, 1865, at White Oak Road, Virginia, they made a hazardous reconnaissance mission against Confederate forces. Advancing through the timber and preceding the Union line of battle, they signaled the troops leading them through the obstruction. James and Allen Thompson are the only brothers to receive the Medal of Honor together on the same date and for the same action. Citation issued on April 22, 1896. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
Burial:
Mount Hope Cemetery
San Diego
San Diego County
California, USA
Plot: G.A.R. Section 1, Row 4, Lot 216, Grave 1
 
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Originally Created by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
Record added: Aug 03, 2005
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James Granville Thompson
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James Granville Thompson
Added by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
 
James Granville Thompson
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