HANSON, Knud

WI 1st Cav Co F. Residence: Winchester, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 33. Laborer. Blue eyes, light hair, ruddy complexion, 5’8”. Drafted 24 Nov 1863 and mustered the same day at Green Bay, Wisconsin. Private. Captured 30 Jul 1864. Died in Andersonville prison 28 Apr 1865, the “last known” prisoner to die there. After his burial, two “unknowns” were buried. Sources: (“Andersonville, the last Depot”, William Marvel, Univ. of North Carolina Press, 1994 p5) (History of the town of Winchester, Winnebago County, Wisconsin, publ. 2002 p 4-13) “Hanson, Knute, Jr.”

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