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Will Henry Thompson


"THOMPSON, Will Henry, lawyer, b. Calhoun, Gordon Co., Ga., 1848. A brother of Maurice Thompson, and his comrade in the sports of outdoor life. Served in Confederate army through the war. Removed to Crawfordsville, Ind., in 1868, and later established there a law partnership with his brother. Became a resident of Seattle, Wash., in 1889. Noted as an orator, and the author of various poems, among which is a strong ballad, 'The High Tide at Gettysburg.'"

[Edmund Clarence Stedman (ed.), An American Anthology 1787-1899 826 (Boston: Houghton, Mifflin and Company, 1900)][Some anthologists refer to Thompson as William H. Thompson, see, Benjamin S. Parker & Enos B. Heiney (eds.), Poets and Poetry of Indiana 459-460 (New York: Silver, Burdett and Co., 1900). In contemporary newspaper accounts, he was referred to as Will H. Thompson. See,"Poet Pleads for Son's Life: Will H. thompson Brings Tears to Eyes of Judge and Jury," New York Times, Feb. 1, 1907]


"Come Love or Death"


J. Maurice Thompson, The Witchery of Archery (Pinehurst, North Carolina: The Archers Company, Pinehurst ed., 1928)(added chapter by Will Henry Thompson)


Will H. Thompson, "Abraham Lincoln." Memorial address ([Olympia, Washington]: F.M. Lamborn, public printer, 1913)