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William Thompson
Born 1812
Died September 12, 1872
Place of birth Cape May County, New Jersey
Place of death Pennsylvania
Buried at Mount Moriah Cemetery
Allegiance United States United States of America
Service/branch  United States Navy
Rank Signal Quartermaster
Unit USS Mohican
Battles/wars American Civil War
Awards Medal of Honor

William Thompson (1812-September 12, 1872) was an American sailor who was a Signal Quartermaster in the American Civil War and recipient of the Medal of Honor for action at Forts Beauregard and Walker on Hilton Head, South Carolina, on November 7, 1861. He was wounded by a piece of shell which caused his legs to be amputated.[1]

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