HOVLAND, John B.

WI 15th Inf Co D. Residence: Oconomowoc, Waukesha County, Wisconsin. Born “Johannes B. Hovland” at Faaberg, Norway, about 1832. Civil War: Farmer. Age 19. Unmarried. Blue eyes, light hair, light complexion, 5’10½”. Enlisted for three years on 11 Nov 1861 at Oconomowoc, and mustered at Madison, Wisconsin, on 8 Dec 1861. Appointed Corporal 1 Jan 1862. Died of disease in hospital number 7 in St. Louis, Missouri, on 17 Mar 1862. Buried first in Wesleyan Cemetery, and his body was then moved to Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, St Louis; section 37, grave 81. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 76-6,15; red book vol 20 p 56) (Buslett p444) (Ulvestad p263) (Ager p301) (Gjertveit) “Hoveland, John”

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