THOMPSON, ALLEN - Medal of Honor Recipient

Rank and organization:   Private, Company I, 4th New York Heavy Artillery.
Place and date:   At White Oak Road, Va., 1 April 1865.

Entered service at:   Port Jarvis, N.Y.

Birth:   New York, N.Y.

Date of issue:   22 April 1896.

Citation:   Made a hazardous reconnaissance through timber and slashings preceding the Union line of battle, signaling the troops and leading them through the obstruction.

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)