William P. Thompson

William P. Thompson (January 11, 1844 – October 7, 1864) was a sergeant in the American Civil War and a recipient of the Medal of Honor for action at Battle of the Wilderness during which he was killed on May 6, 1864[1] with an award being issued to him on December 1, 1864.[2] He was buried at Greenbush Cemetery, Lafayette, Indiana.[1]

William P. Thompson
Born(1844-01-11)January 11, 1844
DiedOctober 7, 1864(1864-10-07) (aged 20)
Place of burial
Greenbush Cemetery Lafayette, Indiana
Allegiance United States of America
Service/branch United States Army
Years of service1861–1864
Unit 20th Indiana Infantry Regiment
Battles/warsBattle of the Wilderness
AwardsMedal of Honor


  1. "William P. Thompson". Find a Grave. Retrieved July 21, 2013.
  2. "William P. Thompson". Military Times. Retrieved July 21, 2013.

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