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John Koontz ThompsonRoster ID 1433
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|Affiliation:||Class of 1863|
|Biography & Genealogy:||Thompson John Koontz, Class of 1863: Born- December 30, 1842. Matriculated from Putnam County, (WV). At VMI 2 years. Military Record: Drill Master, Richmond spring 1861; Camp Tompkins (Kanawha County) summer 1861. Appointed Adjutant, 22nd Va August 10, 1861. Wounded in action (face) Carnifax Ferry. Elected 1st Lt, Company A Octobe 10, 1861. Elected Capt May 1, 1862. Wounded in action (right eye) and captured at Lewisburg May 23, 1862. Paroled. Exchanged. On court martial duty late 1862. Wounded in action (face) White Sulphur Springs August 1863. Wounded in action (neck) Droop Mountain November 1863. On sick furloough April 1864. Wounded in action (left lung) Cold Harbor. Unofficial source says wounded in action sixth time but gives no details. In hospital (Richmond). Absent on surgeon's certificate fall 1864 but may have fought at Third Winchester. Paroled at Lewisburg April 26, 1865. Post War Career: Represented Putnam County in West Virginia House of Delegates 1881. US Marshal 1897-1905. Putnam County (WV) tax commissioner. On WV school board. Family pre-war whigs; Democrat to 1880s; then Republican. Died- January 3, 1925 in Point Pleasant, WV. Buried in Lone Oak Cemetery there.|