HANSON, Jacob

WI 2nd Cav Co B. Residence: La Crosse, La Crosse County, Wisconsin. Born in Vraadal, Telemark, Norway. Civil War: Age 19. Farmer. Unmarried. Blue eyes, light hair, light complexion, 5’9”. Enlisted for three years on 1 Jan 1862 at La Crosse. Mustered 6 Jan 1862 at Camp Washburn near Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Private. Re-enlisted 12 Feb 1864 at Red Bone, Mississippi. On furlough in March 1864. Reported sick in regimental hospital at Vicksburg, Mississippi, on 4 May 1864. Died there of pneumonia on 28 Jul 1864. He was buried in the military cemetery at Vicksburg. Sources: (Certificate of service and accompanying papers furnished by the soldier’s great great niece, Lorraine Robinson, Salt Lake City, Utah)

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