WI 27th Inf Co H. Residence: Christiania, Dane County, Wisconsin. Born in Trondhjem, Norway, on 15 Aug 1832, a son of Jacob and Verona Jacobson. Came to America. Married on 10 Jul 1860 at Clinton, Albion Township, Dane County, Wisconsin, to a daughter of Christian and Elizabeth Torgerson of Arendal, Norway. Civil War: Age 31. Engineer. Blue eyes, black hair, light complexion, 6’. Enlisted for three years on 9 Sep 1862 at Christiania and commissioned First Lieutenant on that day. Mustered 25 Oct 1862 Second in command of Company H. Company was mustered on 25 Oct 1862 at Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Became ill and was hospitalized in March and April 1863 in Madison, Wisconsin. Became ill again near Helena, Arkansas, and was hospitalized from 13 Aug 1863 to 31 Oct 1863. Returned to duty. He assumed command of the company on 16 Dec 1863 after loss to sickness of Captain Corneliusen. Resigned 23 Feb 1864 at Little Rock, Arkansas, due to his disability (diarrhea). Post war: Moved to Hawley, Minnesota, in 1872. In 1877, he applied for a homestead. He died in 1879 and his widow proved up the homestead. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 boxes 129-10, 130-10, 131-4,14; red book vol 32) (RWV vol II p 499) (Rootsweb: Margit Bakke ) “Jacobson, William”