About Corporal George W Thompkins
The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Corporal George W. Thompkins, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism on 25 March 1865, while serving with Company F, 124th New York Infantry, in action at Petersburg, Virginia, for capture of flag of 49th Alabama Infantry (Confederate States of America) from an officer who, with colors in hand, was rallying his men.
General Orders: Date of Issue: April 6, 1865
Action Date: March 25, 1865
Company: Company F
Division: 124th New York Infantry