GILSON, Gilbert

WI 21st Inf Co D. Residence: Scandinavia, Waupaca County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 24. Blue eyes, red hair, light complexion, 5’10”. Enlisted for three years on 3 Dec 1863 at Scandinavia. Mustered 4 Dec 1863 at Fond du Lac, Wisconsin. Bounty $300. Recruit. Private. Absent sick from 14 Nov 1864 to 31 Mar 1865. Took part in the Raleigh campaign. Transferred to WI 3rd Inf Co D on 7 Jun 1865. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 106-15; red book vol 26)