J. C. Thompson collection
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The second item is the envelope with a picture and the phrase "Bully for the Union."
The third item is a typed copy of the letter.
The fourth item is the certificate of the Adjutant General of Indiana giving the Civil War record of John W. Thompson, from Gilead, Indiana, who served in Company F, 42nd Regiment, from December 28, 1863 to July 21, 1865. John Wesley Thompson was promoted to corporal on May 1, 1865.
The last item is a copy of the handwritten letter Iona wrote to her sister Dorothy on January 24, 1957, telling her about their great-grandfather J. C. Thompson, and their grandfather J. W. Thompson, as well as other relatives.
- Thompson, J. C. (Person)
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John Wesley was a private in Company F, 42nd Regiment, from December 28, 1863, until July 21, 1865. Wesley was promoted to Corporal on May 1, 1865. Wesley married Margaret, who died on October 19, 1864, at the age of 29. They had three children: a boy who became the father of Dorothy and Iona, and two girls, Eva and Lima. Gerald A. Field, son of Dorothy, lived in Mullins, South Carolina, in 1983 when he wrote about his mother and family.
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- J. C. Thompson collection
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