of the United States
in the name of
takes pleasure in presenting the
Medal of Honor
Rank and Organization: Signal Quartermaster, U.S. Navy. Entered Service At:
Boston, Mass. Birth: Cape May County, N.J. G.O. No.: 17, 10 July 1863.
During action of the main squadron of ships against heavily defended Forts Beauregard
and Walker on Hilton Head, 7 November 1861. Serving as signal quartermaster on board the
U.S.S. Mohican, Thompson steadfastly steered the ship with a steady and bold heart under
the batteries; was wounded by a piece of shell but remained at his station until he fell
from loss of blood. Legs since amputated.
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