Thursday, May 11, 2006

Death of John Baker Thompson

Death of John Baker Thompson at Shiloh, from the Official Records of the War of the Rebellion, p. 499, Series I Volume 10 (Part 1), from a report by Colonel Randall Lee Gibson, First Brigade, Ruffles Division, from Corinth, Mississippi:

“Lieutenant-Colonel Thompson, Captains Gibson, McMahon, and several other officers of the First Arkansas, and Captain Hilliard, of the Fourth Regiment Louisiana Volunteers, fell at the head of their men on the first day, as patriots fall, for country and fireside. They were noble soldiers.”



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