HANSON, Gustavus O.

IA 12th Inf Co G. Residence: Decorah, Winneshiek County, Iowa. Born 7 Jun 1835 at Lier, near Drammen, Norway, a son of Ole Hansen Katterud Hegg and Kari Arnesdatter Linnevold. Civil War: Age 26. Enlisted 9 Oct 1861 as Corporal. Mustered 6 Nov 1861. Missing in battle 6 Apr 1862, Shiloh, Tennessee, and found to have been taken prisoner. Promoted to Sergeant 29 Apr 1863. Re-enlisted & re-mustered 5 Jan 1864. Promoted First Sergeant, 1 Jun 1865. Mustered out 20 Jan 1866, Memphis, Tennessee. Post war: Married Gertrud “Jennie” Ekren on 11 Jan 1868 at Decorah. Died 24 Jul 1876 and was buried in Washington Prairie Church Cemetery near Decorah. Sources: (ISW-II p471) (Ulvestad p259) (Wisconsin Cemetery Records”) (KJR) (Family records held by Luci Baker, Seattle WA) “Hegg, G. O.” “Hegg, Gustav Olsen”