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Thompson, Frederick A.


Age: 34, credited to Guilford, VT
Unit(s): 16th VT INF
Service: enl 8/28/62, m/i 10/23/62, MSCN, Co. B, 16th VT INF, m/o 8/10/63

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Birth: 1828, Brattleboro, VT
Death: 07/07/1873

Burial: Prospect Hill Cemetery, Brattleboro, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Bob Edwards
Findagrave Memorial #: 105616723


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, widow Mary E., 9/6/1878
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


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Prospect Hill Cemetery, Brattleboro, VT

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Our citizens are of course familiar with the name of Fred Thompson, the "five mile fifer." His last services here were rendered on Decoration Day, when it was noticed that the notes usually so clear and sharp were comparatively feeble. Shortly afterwards he was prostrated on a bed of sickness, and a few days since his remains were carried to their final resting place, in Guilford, in which town he resided.

Source: Vermont Record and Farmer, July 11, 1873

THOMPSON - In Guilford, July 7, of typhoid fever, Fred Thompson, aged 45 years. Deceased served in the war as fifer of Co. B, 16th Reg't Vt. Vols., and was known as "The five mile fifer."

Source: Vermont Phoenix, July 11, 1873
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.