Henry A. Thompson

Henry A. Thompson

Birth
England
Death 16 Feb 1889 (aged 47–48)
Queens County, New York, USA
Burial Woodside, Queens County, New York, USA
Plot 2nd Calvary, Section 11, Range 35, Plot O, Grave 9 UNMARKED
Memorial ID 8221320 · View Source
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Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. His true name was Roderick P. Connelly. He served as a Private in the United States Marine Corps. His citation reads "On board the USS Minnesota in the assault on Fort Fisher, 15 January 1865. Landing on the beach with the assaulting party from his ship, Pvt. Thompson advanced partly through a breach in the palisades and nearer to the fort than any man from his ship despite enemy fire which killed or wounded many officers and men. When more than two-thirds of the men became seized with panic and retreated on the run, he remained with the party until dark, when it came safely away, bringing its wounded, its arms and its colors."

Bio by: Don Morfe


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: Don Morfe
  • Added: 30 Dec 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 8221320
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Henry A. Thompson (1841–16 Feb 1889), Find A Grave Memorial no. 8221320, citing Calvary Cemetery, Woodside, Queens County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .