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Oscar Thompson

Oscar Thompson | Photograph | Wisconsin Historical Society
Waist-up oval portrait of Oscar Thompson, a private in Company G, 15th Wisconsin Infantry, in uniform and holding a musket across his chest. The following information was obtained from the Regimental and Descriptive Rolls, Volume 20: He resided in Beloit, Wisconsin. On December 2, 1861, he enlisted in Beloit, Wisconsin and on December 13, 1861, he was mustered into service in Madison, Wisconsin at the age of 18. On October 13, 1863, he served as a guard with a supply train. On May 27, 1864, during the fighting on Altoona Mountain, near New Hope Church, Georgia, he was killed with a shot through his head.
DESCRIPTION
Waist-up oval portrait of Oscar Thompson, a private in Company G, 15th Wisconsin Infantry, in uniform and holding a musket across his chest. The following information was obtained from the Regimental and Descriptive Rolls, Volume 20: He resided in Beloit, Wisconsin. On December 2, 1861, he enlisted in Beloit, Wisconsin and on December 13, 1861, he was mustered into service in Madison, Wisconsin at the age of 18. On October 13, 1863, he served as a guard with a supply train. On May 27, 1864, during the fighting on Altoona Mountain, near New Hope Church, Georgia, he was killed with a shot through his head.
RECORD DETAILS
Image ID:88293
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Creator Name:Unknown
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Collection Name:Oberst Heg og hans gutter photographs, circa 1862-circa 1920
Genre:Photograph
Original Format Type:photographic print, b&w
Original Format Number:PH 2361 2/10
Original Dimensions:3.75 x 6.25 inches
SUBJECTS
Hats
Civil War, 1861-1865
Firearms
Military uniforms
Portraits
Soldiers
Indoor photography
Men
Portrait photography
War casualties

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