James Granville Thompson

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James Granville Thompson

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Sandy Creek, New York, USA
Death: Died
Immediate Family:

Son of James Thompson and Sarah A. Thompson
Father of Luella Thompson and Marcia Lucretia Thompson
Brother of Allen Thompson; Marcia L. Thompson and Joseph Thompson

Managed by: Marvin Caulk, (C)
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About James Granville Thompson

The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Private James Granville Thompson, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism on 1 April 1865, while serving with Company K, 4th New York Heavy Artillery, in action at White Oak Road, Virginia. Private Thompson made a hazardous reconnaissance through timber and slashings, preceding the Union line of battle, signaling the troops and leading them through the obstructions.

General Orders: Date of Issue: April 22, 1896

Action Date: April 1, 1865

Service: Army

Rank: Private

Company: Company K

Division: 4th New York Heavy Artillery

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James Granville Thompson's Timeline

1849
December 25, 1849
Sandy Creek, New York, USA
1870
1870
Age 20
New York, USA
1872
1872
Age 22
New York, USA
1921
May 23, 1921
Age 71