BENSON, Jacob

WI 12th Inf Co G. Residence: Grand Rapids, Wood County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 33. Shoemaker. Married. Blue eyes, light hair, fair complexion, 5’9”. Enlisted for three years on 18 Sep 1861 at Grand Rapids. Mustered 31 Oct 1861 at Madison, Wisconsin. Private. Died of typhoid fever on 20 Apr 1862 at Lawrence, Kansas. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 58-15; red book vol 17, p126) (WLCW p60)

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