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Carlisle in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Brigadier General William Thompson

1736 - 1781

 
 
Brigadier General William Thompson Marker Photo, Click for full size
By William Fischer, Jr., January 29, 2009
1. Brigadier General William Thompson Marker
Inscription. The First Colonel of the U.S. Army
 
Erected 1987 by The Military Order of the World Wars, The Donegal Society of Wilkes-Barre, and The Gobin Guards of Carlisle.
 
Location. 40° 11.86′ N, 77° 11.289′ W. Marker is in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, in Cumberland County. Click for map. Marker is on the fence surrounding Thompson's family plot in the Old Graveyard off South Street and Cemetery Avenue. Marker is in this post office area: Carlisle PA 17013, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Molly Pitcher (a few steps from this marker); Carlisle Old Graveyard Revolutionary War Soldiers (within shouting distance of this marker); Old Graveyard (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Molly Pitcher (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Major André (about 700 feet away); Andre & Despard House (about 700 feet away); The Salvation Army (about 700 feet away); Saint Katharine's Hall (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Carlisle.
 
Categories. HeroesMilitaryNotable PersonsPatriots & PatriotismWar, US Revolutionary
 
Brigadier General William Thompson Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Dave Kerr, September 12, 2012
2. Brigadier General William Thompson Marker
Brigadier General William Thompson Marker Photo, Click for full size
By William Fischer, Jr., January 29, 2009
3. Brigadier General William Thompson Marker
Looking north toward houses fronting South Street.
Celtic Cross on Brigadier General William Thompson's Grave Photo, Click for full size
By William Fischer, Jr., January 29, 2009
4. Celtic Cross on Brigadier General William Thompson's Grave
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas. This page has been viewed 1,151 times since then and 55 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas.   2. submitted on , by Dave Kerr of Carlisle, Pennsylvania.   3, 4. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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