HELLAIN, Benjamin

IL 7th Cav Co C. Residence: Mendota, La Salle County, Illinois. Born in Norway. Civil War: Soldier. Age 27. Blue eyes, light hair, fair complexion, 5’7”. Enlisted for three years on 2 Sep 1861 at Sublett, Illinois. Mustered 4 Sep 1861 at Camp Butler, Illinois. Private. Re-enlisted as a Veteran for three years on 10 Feb 1864 at Germantown, Tennessee. Re-mustered on 30 Mar 1864 at Memphis, Tennessee. Prisoner of war until 12 Jun 1865. Mustered out 8 Jul 1865 at Springfield, Illinois. Sources: (ILSA reel 14 p18, 19)

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