|Died||September 12, 1872|
|Place of birth||Cape May County, New Jersey|
|Place of death||Pennsylvania|
|Buried at||Mount Moriah Cemetery|
|Allegiance||United States of America|
|Service/branch||United States Navy|
|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.
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- "William Thompson". Military Times. http://projects.militarytimes.com/citations-medals-awards/recipient.php?recipientid=3194. Retrieved July 21, 2013.
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