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 James Granville Thompson

James Granville Thompson

Birth
Sandy Creek, Oswego County, New York, USA
Death 23 May 1921 (aged 71)
San Diego County, California, USA
Burial San Diego, San Diego County, California, USA
Plot G.A.R. Section 1, Row 4, Lot 216, Grave 1
Memorial ID 11471866 · View Source
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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


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Medal of Honor
Pvt Co K 4 Ny Hv Arty
Civil War


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
  • Added: 3 Aug 2005
  • Find A Grave Memorial 11471866
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for James Granville Thompson (25 Dec 1849–23 May 1921), Find A Grave Memorial no. 11471866, citing Mount Hope Cemetery, San Diego, San Diego County, California, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .