BARSNESS, John H.

WI 16th Inf Co G. Residence: Vermont township, Dane County, Wisconsin. Born 4 Apr 1836 in Sogndal, Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 26. Blue eyes, brown hair, fair complexion, 5’5¼”. Drafted. Enrolled for one year on 19 Sep 1864 at Janesville, Wisconsin, and mustered there the same day. Private. Assigned to this company on 8 Nov 1864. Was on the march through Georgia, the Carolinas, Virginia and Washington, DC. Discharged from the service 6 Jun 1865 at Washington, DC. Post war: Died 23 May 1913 and buried in Vermont Lutheran Cemetery, Black Earth, Wisconsin. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 80-18; red book vol 21 p150) (Great granddaughter Ann Urness Gesme, Cedar Rapids IA) “Barnist, John”

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