Monday, September 15, 2008

Private Henry A. Thompson (aka Roderick P. Connelly)

An update on the Medal of Honor winner at Fort Fisher.

The September 15th New York Post reported that his grave is at Cavalry Cemetery in Queens, New York. It said that Private Henry A. Thompson was an immigrant who later changed his name to Roderick P. Connelly. A solemn ceremony was held at which he got a new granite tombstone and a 21-gun salute.

That helps explain the Connelly-Thompson question.

A Fort Fisher Hero Honored. --B-R'er