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Thompson, Ransom Thomas Jr.


Age: 21, credited to Springfield, VT
Unit(s): 9th VT INF
Service: enl 6/4/62, m/i 7/9/62, PVT, Co. D, 9th VT INF, pr CPL, pr SGT 11/10/63, 1SGT 2/18/64, d/svc 6/15/64, Revised Roster says buried New Bern, NC

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Birth: 05/07/1841, Chester, VT
Death: 06/15/1864

Burial: New Bern National Cemetery, New Bern, NC
Marker/Plot: 08/1397
Gravestone photographer: Tom Ledoux
Findagrave Memorial #: 3261662

Cenotaph: Brookside Cemetery, Chester, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Carolyn Adams
Findagrave Memorial #: 111816725


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, mother Sarah F., 7/6/1888, VT, not approved
Portrait?: Unknown
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
(If there are state digraphs above, this soldier spent some time in a state or national soldiers' home in that state after the war)

Remarks: None

Webmaster's Note: If this soldier enlisted before 9/1/62, and was with the regiment on 9/13/62, he would have briefly been taken prisoner along with the entire regiment at Harper's Ferry. Read the unit's Organization and Service for details.


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New Bern National Cemetery, NC

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Cenotaph at Brookside Cemetery, Chester, VT

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In Hospital at Newburn, N. C., June 15th, 1st Serg't Ransom T. Thompson of Co. D, 9th reg't Vt. Vols.,- eldest son of Thomas and Sarah F. Thompson of Chester, Vt., aged 23 years, one month and 7 days.

Thy son went forth in manhood's prime,
To crush his country's foe;
His heart was warm with zeal and love,
And duty bade him go.

But death soon came, and laid his hand
Upon his youthful brow,
And far away in southern soil
Thy loved one is sleeping now.

Source: Vermont Journal, August 13, 1864.
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.