Donald Thompson

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My primary focus has been in researching the 18th Massachusetts Infantry, a Civil War regiment for whom James Barnes, a West Point graduate, was appointed as its first Colonel. As of 2018 more than one thousand of the 1,400 men who served with or were assigned to the regiment have had memorials entered into Find a Grave by this writer and other dedicated Find a Grave members. A debt of gratitude is due not only to the men who served with the 18th Massachusetts, but all who fought in the Union army and navy during the "late unpleasantries" that gripped the nation between 1861 and 1865. "The Union forever! Hoorah boys hoorah!"

I have just added a virtual cemetery called "The Faces of Andersonville." These memorials contain images of those who perished at the infamous Civil War prison. A very special thanks to all Find a Grave members who contributed the pictures. Some will haunt, some will break your heart, but none will leave you untouched.


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