b. 1842 Glasgow, Scotland. d. ?
DATE OF MOH ACTION: 20/10/1869 Chiricahua Mountains, Arizona.
John Thompson was born in Glasgow, Scotland in 1842. He later emigrated to the United States and enlisted as a private in the United States Army in Chicago, Illinois. A member of the 1st U.S. Cavalry Regiment, Thompson saw action during the Apache Wars in the Arizona Territory and eventually reached the rank of sergeant. On October 20, 1869, he distinguished himself in battle against the Apache in the Chiricahua Mountains and received the Medal of Honor for "bravery in action with Indians".
Bravery in action with Indians.
BURIAL LOCATION: UNKNOWN.
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