William Thompson

William Thompson

Birth
Fayette County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 6 Oct 1897 (aged 83)
Tacoma, Pierce County, Washington, USA
Burial Tacoma, Pierce County, Washington, USA
Plot Section 4, Block W, Lot 12
Memorial ID 5996355 · View Source
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Civil War Union Brevet Brigadier General, US Congressman. He was a member of the Iowa Territorial House of Representatives in 1843 and secretary of the State Constitutional Convention in 1846. In 1847, he was elected as a Democrat to the Thirtieth and Thirty-first Congresses, serving until 1850. At the start of the Civil War, he enlisted in the Union Army and was commissioned a Captain in the 1st Iowa Volunteer Cavalry in July, 1861. Promoted Colonel in command of the 1st Iowa, in June, 1864, he was brevetted Brigadier General of US Volunteers on March 13, 1865. After the war, he was re-commissioned Captain in the 7th Cavalry, Regular Army and retired from the Army in December, 1875. He relocated to Tacoma, Washington, where he remained until his death.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Find a Grave Memorial 5996355
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William Thompson (10 Nov 1813–6 Oct 1897), Find a Grave Memorial no. 5996355, citing Tacoma Cemetery, Tacoma, Pierce County, Washington, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .