HANSON, Alexander

WI 53rd Inf Co A. Residence: La Crosse, La Crosse County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 30. Blue eyes, light hair, sandy complexion, 5’10”. Enlisted for one year on 11 Mar 1865 at La Crosse. Mustered there the same day. Bounty $100, $33.33 paid. Private. On 10 Jun 1865 at Pleasant Hill, Missouri, he and his company were merged into the WI 51st. Mustered out as a convalescent on 26 Jun 1865 at St. Louis, Missouri, in compliance with instructions from War Department, dated 3 May 1865. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 boxes 198-13; 201-2,6,10)