2nd Lt. William E. Thompson, Company K


Below is the 2nd Lieutenant commision granted by the State of Maryland to William E. Thompson on September 6, 1862 during the formation of the 6th Maryland Infantry in Baltimore, Maryland. He was mustered out December 21, 1863.


This document is the sworn statement of the U. S. Army mustering officer certifying that William E. Thompson was officially mustered into the service of the United States of America.


This is a letter from Congressman A. J. Creswell to Major General Philip Sheridan requesting a pass for William E. Thompson to travel to Winchester to "bring home" the body of Confederate Private James T. Earle, Company B, 1st Maryland Cavalry, who had died in hospital at Winchester, Virginia. Descendants believe that Private Earle was a friend of William's from the Eastern Shore and that his middle name may have been Tilghman.


Lt. Thompon was taken ill in late 1863 and subsequently discharged. Descendants believe that he was told to go home and die, but the good folks in Centreville nursed him back to health. He was later able to raise a family.


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