JACOBSON, John

WI 22nd Inf Co B. Residence: Plymouth, Wisconsin. Civil War: Unmarried. Age 19. Farmer. Blue eyes, light hair, fair complexion, 5’3”. Enlisted for three years on 14 Aug 1862 at Beloit, Wisconsin. Mustered 1 Sep 1862 at Camp Utley, Racine, Wisconsin. Private. Killed in action at Peach Tree Creek on 20 Jul 1864. Shot in the head. “He stood beside me when a bullet struck him in the head and he died instantly”, wrote Thomas Simonson. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 111-14; red book vol 27) (Quiner p 704) (Letter from soldier Thomas Simonson, translated by Dorothy Simonson Sanders, 1986, publ. in “Numedalslaget Aarbog” p56)

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