JACOBSON, Jens

WI 15th Inf Co K. Residence: Bath township, Freeborn County, Minnesota. Born in Christiania (now Oslo), Norway. Civil War: Age 38. Married. Blue eyes, dark hair, fair complexion, 5’11”. Farmer. Enlisted for three years on 25 Nov 1861 in Freeborn County and mustered at Madison, Wisconsin, 11 Feb 1862. Designated Sergeant on 1 Feb 1862. Reduced to ranks. Taken prisoner at Chickamauga, Georgia, 19 Sep 1863. Died of Chronic Diarrhea in Libby Prison, Richmond, Virginia, 16 Feb 1864. Buried in National Cemetery at Danville, Virginia. He is entered on the Roll of Honor for the 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 20th Army Corps. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 76-12,18; red book vol 20 p140) (Buslett p628) (Ulvestad p260) (Ager p318) (FCHS)

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