BENSON, Gilbert

WI 42nd Inf Co H. Residence: Lake Mills, Jefferson County, Wisconsin. Enlistment credited to Rock, Rock County. Born in Norway. Civil War: Laborer. Age 29. Married. Blue eyes, sandy hair, fair complexion, 5’5¼”. Enlisted for one year on 24 Aug 1864 at Janesville, Wisconsin. Mustered there the same day. Bounty $100. Private. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 176-9; red book vol 47) “Banson, Gilbert”

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