Captain Richard Thompson


Captain Richard Thompson, carte-de-visite, by Frederick Gutekunst, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, c.1860s

Richard Thompson served with the 12th New Jersey Volunteers. He was most noted during the July 1863 Battle of Gettysburg, when the four companies of the Twelfth New Jersey Volunteers were put under Thompson’s command. During the battle of Reams Station in Virginia, he was wounded, but survived. His carte-de-visite is dated August 3rd, 1864.

Date Given: 1864-08-03

Depicted (Sitter): Thompson, RichardMaker: Gutekunst, Frederic

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia

Subject: Civil WarRelated Event: Battle of Antietam, 1862Civil War


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Credit Line: Gift of M.W Seville

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: PG.003955TCatalog Number: 3955TAccession Number: 117896

Object Name: carte-de-visitephotographObject Type: Carte-Visite

Physical Description: paper (overall material)Measurements: overall: 4 in x 2 3/8 in; 10.16 cm x 5.9944 cm


Record Id: nmah_1414092

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