BENSON, Benjamin C.

WI 25th Inf Co F. Residence: La Crosse, La Crosse County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Married. Age 34. Blue eyes, light hair, sandy complexion, 5’5”. Enlisted for three years on 4 Jan 1864 at La Crosse. Mustered there the same day. Bounty $302. Private. Recruit. Joined the company at Vicksburg. Was in the skirmish at Decatur, Alabama. Was in the battles of Resaca, Dallas and Atlanta. Transferred to WI 12th Inf Co E. on 2 Jun 1865. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 121-16; red book vol 17, p84; vol 30)