HALVORSON, John

WI 19th Inf Co B. Residence: Houston, Minnesota. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 19. Farmer. Blue eyes, light hair, light complexion, 5’10”. Enlisted for three years on 11 Jan 1862 at La Crosse, Wisconsin. Mustered 4 Mar 1862 at Racine, Wisconsin. Private. Re-enlisted for three years on 12 Feb 1864 at New Bern, North Carolina. Bounty $400. Mustered out 9 Aug 1865 at Richmond, Virginia. Post war: Buried at Willerup, Cambridge, Wisconsin; stone reads “d. 12 Feb 1891, aged 61y 7m 14d”. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 boxes 97-15,17; 259-8; red book vol 24) (Wisconsin Cemetery Records”) (Ulvestad p286) (Ole G. Hougan’s Civil War Diary, 2 Jan and 15 Jan 1863) “Holverson, John” “Halvorson, Jan”

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