Transcribed from E.F. Hollibaugh's Biographical history of Cloud County, Kansas biographies of representative citizens. Illustrated with portraits of prominent people, cuts of homes, stock, etc. [n.p., 1903] 919p. illus., ports. 28 cm. Scanned from a copy held by the State Library of Kansas.
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The subject of this sketch is Obadiah Thompson, who came to Cloud county November 8, 1865. He was a native of Wisconsin. Mr. Thompson was an old soldier of the Fourteenth Wisconsin. He joined that regiment November 8, 1861, and was mustered out June 1, 1865, serving over three years and six months. During this time he was in some very severe engagements, among which were the battles of Pittsburg Landing, Corinth and Tupelo, in the Siege of Vicksburg and the celebrated Red River expedition, and several other engagements. He lived a retired life and stood high in the esteem of his neighbors and friends.