Wisconsin Historical Society, Iconography, ID 88293
|Name at Enlist||Oscar Thompson|
|Lived||ca. 1843 - 27 May 1864|
|Residence at Muster-In||Beloit, Rock County, WI|
|Company at Enlistment||G|
|Rank at Enlistment||Private|
|Muster Date||13 Dec 1861|
|Cause of Death||Killed in action|
|Death Location||Battle of New Hope Church, GA|
Oscar Thompson joined the WI 15th Infantry, Company G. The men of the company called themselves the "Rock River Rangers."
The army listed him as living in Beloit, Rock County, WI, age 18 and unmarried. He enlisted for three years on December 2, 1861 at Beloit and mustered at Madison, WI on December 13, 1861 as a Private (Menig). He was with the provision transport from Stevenson, AL in October 1863. On May 27, 1864, he was shot through his head and died at New Hope Church, GA.
Sources: Series 1200: Records of Civil War Regiments, 1861-1900, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, box 76-9; Regimental Muster and Descriptive Rolls, 1861-1865, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, vol.20, p.106; Det Femtende Regiment, Wisconsin Frivillige [The Fifteenth Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteers] by Ole A. Buslett (Decorah, Iowa, 1894), p.544; Martin Ulvestad, Nordmændene i Amerika, 1907, History Book Co., Minneapolis, MN, p.335; Oberst Heg og hans gutter, Waldemar Ager, 1916, Fremad Pub. Co., Eau Claire, WI, p.236, photo, p.313.