William Thompson (Medal of Honor, 1861)
William Thompson (1812 – September 12, 1872) was an American sailor who was a Signal Quartermaster in the American Civil War and recipient of the Medal of Honor for action at Forts Beauregard and Walker on Hilton Head, South Carolina, on November 7, 1861. He was wounded by a piece of shell which caused his legs to be amputated.
Civil War era Navy Medal of Honor
Cape May County, New Jersey
|Died||September 12, 1872|
Philadelphia Naval Asylum, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
|Battles/wars||American Civil War|
|Awards||Medal of Honor|