THOMPSON, ELEANORA E. - Washington County, Arkansas | ELEANORA E. THOMPSON - Arkansas Gravestone Photos

Eleanora E. THOMPSON

Farmington Cemetery
Washington County,
Arkansas

Elijah:
Co D 7th ILL CAV
Union
December 12, 1843 - January 30, 1931

Eleanora:
August 27, 1848 - May 29, 1933

**The following information obtained from: http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.cfm

Elijah C. Thompson
Regiment Name 7 Illinois Cavalry
Side Union
Company D
Soldier's Rank_In Pvt.
Soldier's Rank_Out Pvt.
Alternate Name E.C./Thompson
Film Number M539 roll 90

7th Regiment, Illinois Cavalry

Organized at Camp Butler, Ills., and mustered in October 13, 1861.

SERVICE.-Bird's Point, Mo., January 10, 1862. Expedition to Benton January 15-17. Expeditions to Bloomfield and Dallas January 15-17 (Detachments). Bloomfield February 6. Operations against New Madrid and Island No. 10 February 28-April 8. Four Companies join from Bird's Point, Mo., March. Actions at New Madrid, Mo., March 2-3-4. Expedition to Little River and action at Point Pleasant March 23. Capture of New Madrid March 14 and of Island No. 10 April 8. Expedition to Fort Pillow, Tenn., April 13-17. Moved to Hamburg Landing, Tenn., April 18-22. Advance on and siege of Corinth, Miss., April 29-May 30. Reconnoissance toward Corinth May 8. Siege of Port Hudson, La., May 24-July 9. Battle of Nashville December 15-16.

Anthony's Gap, near Pulaski, December 25. March to Gravelly Springs, Ala., and duty there till February, 1865. At Eastport, Miss., till May. At Okolona, Miss., till July 1, and at Decatur, Ala., till October. Mustered out October 20, 1865, and discharged at Camp Butler, Ills., November 17, 1865.

Regiment lost during service 5 Officers and 59 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 3 Officers and 267 Enlisted men by disease. Total 334.


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Record #: 193674

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Submitted: 5/14/09 • Approved: 5/14/09 • Last Updated: 7/28/12 • R193674-G193673-S3

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