BENSON, George

WI Hv Arty 1st Reg Co H. Residence: Winchester, Winnebago County, Wisconsin. Born about 1840 in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 24. Unmarried. Blue eyes, brown hair, light complexion, 5’9”. Enlisted for one year on 31 Aug 1864 at Green Bay, Wisconsin, and mustered there the same day. Bounty $100. Private. Mustered out 26 Jun 1865. Post war: In 1890, he was living in Lamberton, Redwood County, Minnesota. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 245-9; red book vol 6) (Civil War Veterans of Winnebago County, Wisconsin” by David A. Langkau) (History of the town of Winchester, Winnebago, Wisconsin, publ. 2002, 4-7) (1890 Veterans and Widows Census, Minnesota, No.123, roll 22)