BENSON, John

IL 59th Inf Co K. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 30. Gray eyes, light hair, fair complexion, 5’5”. Enlisted for three years on 30 Dec 1864 at Chicago, Illinois, as a substitute for George Potts Smith, and mustered there the same day. Private. Discharged from the service 8 Dec 1865 at New Braunfels, Texas. Sources: (ILSA reel 6 p53)

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