BENSON, Christian

MN 2nd Inf Co K. Residence: St. Paul, Ramsey County, Minnesota. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 40. Mustered 10 Sep 1861. Private. Wounded at Mill Spring, Kentucky. (19 Jan 1862). Discharged from the service for disability, 19 Apr 1862. Post war: Living in Carver, Carver County, Minnesota in 1883, pensioned at $6 a month for gunshot wounds to his right thigh and injury to his abdomen; pension granted Oct 1877. Sources: (MINN p110) (MCIW p144, 686) (Pensioners on the Roll as of January 1, 1883, living in Minnesota, publ. 1994, Park Genealogical Books, Brooklyn Park Minnesota) (Ulvestad p270)