HUFF, John J.

WI 45th Inf Co H. Residence: Coon Valley, Vernon County, Wisconsin. Enlistment credited to Alma, Buffalo County. Born 4 Sep 1847 in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 18. Unmarried. Blue eyes, light hair, fair complexion, 5’6”. Enlisted for one year on 30 Sep 1864 at La Crosse, Wisconsin, and mustered there the same day. Bounty $100. Private. Discharged 7 Jul 1865 at Nashville, Tennessee. Post war: Married Bertha. Died at age 76 of heart trouble on 22 Jun 1924 at Yankton, South Dakota. Buried in Elim Lutheran Cemetery, Irene, South Dakota, lot 46, grave 5. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 boxes 176-13; 183-11; red book vol 50) (SDSHS WPA Veterans Cemetery Records, Yankton County) (South Dakota Historical collections, vol XVI, publ 1932, p194) [There is a single record of a man by this name serving in WI 5th Inf Co H.]

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