He was listed in the family bible as Columbus Atwood Thompson but was later known as Charles. (5).
He was born on 4 June 1846 (5, 11; 8 (19 in 1864), 11 (53 in 1900)). He was born in New Castle, Delaware (2, 11 [PA]). He was born to John Thompson and Rachel A Talley (5).
When he enlisted, he was a waterman (2).
When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 6 inches tall, had a dark complexion, grey eyes, and dark hair (2).
He enlisted for three years, as a recruit, on 26 January 1864, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (1, 2, 8, 10). He was mustered into service, as a private, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on 26 January 1864 (1, 8). He was enlisted by Lieutenant Shipley, and mustered into service by Lieutenant Burke (2). He was a private in company E (1, 2, 13).
On 27 January 1865, he successfully applied for a pension (10).
In 1867/68, he married Annie E [unknown family name] (11). They apparently had 6 children, including these (4, 11 (6 children 3 living in 1900):
In 1890, he was living in Lower Chicester, Delaware County, Pennsylvania (12). He lost his right arm in battle (12).
In 1900, he was living at 1155 Shanse [?] Street, ward 2, Chester, Delaware County, Pennsylvania (11). He was living with his wife Annie and sons John and Wilfred (11). He was a comm. laborer (11).
Charles Thompson died on 3 December 1916, at Chester, Pennsylvania (4, 5, 6). He is buried at the Mount Hope Cemetery, 884 Concord Rd., Aston, Delaware County, Pennsylvania 19014, plot 3, block 16 (4). His gravestone inscription is: "Chas Thompson Co. E 91 PA INF" and it is located in Plot 3, Block 16 (4). His wife, Anna E., is buried next to him. She died on 21 February 1935 at the age of 89 (6). Another person is named on Anna's gravestone, Viola E. Thompson, but her relationship is currently unknown (4).
On 27 December 1916, his widow successfully applied for a pension (54).
Susan Thompson Coraor is researching Thompson. E-mail her at email@example.com.
1 Bates, Samuel Penniman. History of Pennsylvania volunteers, 1861-5. Harrisburg: B. Singerly, state printer, 1869-71. 5 volumes. 'Ninety-first regiment', volume 3, pages 186-233. (In the roster)
2 descriptive roll, company E, entry 122 (Charles Thompson)
3 company E, register of men discharged, number 35 (Charles Thompson)
4 e-mail, Bob Coraor, 18 and 20 January 2001
5 family bible, John and Rachel Thompson family (information supplied in (4))
6 Mt. Hope cemetery records (information supplied in (4))
8 Civil War Veterans' Card File, available at the Pennsylvania State Archives, searched 6 September 2004 (Charles Thompson)
9 consolidated morning report, 91st Pennsylvania, 18 February 1865 (Chas Thompson)
10 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company E (Charles Thompson)
11 1900 US census, Pennsylvania, Delaware County, Chester, ward 2, supervisor's district 2, enumeration district 145, microfilm series T623, film 1404, page 134 B = 13 handwritten (Charles Thompson)
12 1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Delaware County, Lower Chichester, supervisor's district 2, enumeration district 25, page  (Charles Thompson)
13 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Charles Thompson)
|street||Shanse [?] St|
|name||Thompson Charles||Annie E||John A||Wilaford|
|birth date||June 1846||Aug 1846||Mar 1867||Feb 1881|
|# years married||32||32||2|
|mother of how many children?||6|
|# of children living||3|
|# years in USA|
|occupation||Laborer Comm [?]||Carpenter house||Apprentice [illegible]|
|# months not employed||0||0|
|# months in school|
|free or mortgaged|
|# of farm schedule|