GILSON, Gilbert

WI 10th Inf Co K. Residence: Scandinavia, Waupaca County, Wisconsin. Born in Jevnaker, Hadeland, Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 24. Blue eyes, red hair, light complexion, 5’10”. Enlisted for three years on 3 Dec 1863 at Scandinavia. Bounty $300. Mustered 4 Dec 1863. Private. Recruit. The company muster roll for 3 Oct 1864 states that Gilson has been “absent sick at Jeffersonville, Indiana, since 29 Jun 1864.” Post war: Lived at Scandinavia after the war. Stone reading “Gilbert Gilson 1835-1916” is in Scandinavia Lutheran Cemetery Sect. II Row 13, Waupaca County, Wisconsin. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 48-13,14; red book vol 15) (Ulvestad p283) (KJR) (Wisconsin Cemetery Records)