|Allegiance||United States of America|
|Service/branch||United States Navy|
|Awards||Medal of Honor|
Thompson's official Medal of Honor citation reads:
For rescuing a man from drowning at Mare Island, Calif., 27 June 1878.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 "Medal of Honor recipients - Interim Awards, 1871–1898". Medal of Honor citations. United States Army Center of Military History. August 5, 2010. http://www.history.army.mil/html/moh/int1871-98.html. Retrieved August 23, 2010.
- "Henry Thompson". Hall of Valor. Military Times. http://valor.militarytimes.com/recipient.php?recipientid=1266. Retrieved August 23, 2010.
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