THOMPKINS, GEORGE W. - Medal of Honor Recipient

Rank and organization:   Corporal, Company F, 124th New York Infantry.
Place and date:   At Petersburg, Va., 25 March 1865.

Entered service at:   Esport Jervis, N.Y.

Birth:   Orange County, N.Y.

Date of issue:   6 April 1865.

Citation:   Capture of flag of 49th Alabama Infantry (C.S.A.) from an officer who, with colors in hand, was rallying his men.

This data was extracted from the Committee on Veterans' Affairs, U.S. Senate, Medal of Honor Recipients: 1863-1973 (Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1973)