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Henry Haws Thompson (abt. 1820 - abt. July 1890) served as a private in Company E, 13th Tennessee Volunteer Cavalry.

Personal life

Henry Thompson was born in 1820 in Wythe County, Virginia to Henry B. and Martha Thompson. He married Margaret J. Harris (1819-1913) with whom he had at least two children.[1]

Civil War service

Thompson enlisted as a private in Company E on September 24, 1863 in Greeneville, Tennessee for a period of three years and mustered in October 28, 1863 at Strawberry Plains, Tennessee. He was appointed wagon master on December 24, 1863 by order of Colonel Miller and released from this duty on January 18, 1864. On November 20, 1864, Thompson was appointed assistant commissary, likely for the regiment; when he was released from this duty was not recorded.

He is described as 43 years old, 5' 9 1/2" tall, fair complexion, blue eyes, gray hair, and by occupation a farmer.

Thompson is listed as present for duty until January or February 1864 when he was left sick at Cumberland General Hospital in Nashville, Tennessee; when he returned to the regiment was not recorded.[2] Thompson was again recorded as being left sick at Gallatin, Tennessee on June 25, 1864; when he returned from this absence was also not recorded.

Thompson mustered out with the regiment on September 5, 1865 at Knoxville. He had last been paid to August 31, 1864, was owed $6.08 from the government for clothing, had been paid a $25 bounty, and was owed a $75 bounty.

Post-war life

Thompson died about July 1890 and is buried at Butler Mansion Cemetery in Mountain City, Tennessee. His wife applied for a widow's pension on July 25, 1890.


  1. 1880 U.S. Census, 2nd Civil District, Johnson County, Tennessee. His name and that of his widow's appears in the 1890 Veterans Census, but he is listed as deceased. Unfortunately, the date of the census was not recorded.
  2. Given the date of his release from duty as wagon master, it is logical to assume that this was about the time that he was left sick at Nashville. Thompson is listed as present at the hospital and for his company for March and April 1864.

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