DONALDSON, David

WI 12th Inf Co G. Born in 1826. Civil War: Age 35. Entered the service in 1861. Corporal. Discharged in 1865. Post war: In December 1882, while living in De Smet, Kingsbury County, South Dakota, he was granted a pension of $8 a month because of debility of his eyes. Died at age 80 of paralysis on 8 Nov 1906 at Erwin, South Dakota. Buried in Spirit Lake township, Kingsbury County, lot 83, grave 4. Sources: (SDSHS, WPA Veterans Graves Registration, Kingsbury County) (“Pensioners on the Roll as of January 1, 1883 (living in Dakota Territory)”, publ. 1996, Park Genealogical Books, Roseville, Minnesota

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