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 William Thompson

William Thompson

Birth
Cape May County, New Jersey, USA
Death 12 Sep 1872 (aged 59–60)
Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
Burial Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
Plot Naval Asylum Plot
Memorial ID 21899 · View Source
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Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. Served in the Civil War in the Union Navy as a Signal Quartermaster on board the USS Mohican. He was awarded the CMOH for his bravery during action of the main squadron of ships against heavily defended Forts Beauregard and Walker on Hilton Head, South Carolina on November 7, 1861. His citation reads "Serving as signal quartermaster, Thompson steadfastly steered the ship with a steady and bold heart under the batteries; was wounded by a piece of shell but remained at his station until he fell from loss of blood. Legs since amputated". His Medal, one of the first for a Union Naval Officer, was issued on July 10, 1863.

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  • Added: 24 Apr 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 21899
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William Thompson (1812–12 Sep 1872), Find A Grave Memorial no. 21899, citing Mount Moriah Cemetery, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .