WI 15th Inf Co G. Residence: Orford, Rock County, Wisconsin. Born 1840 in Faaberg, Gudbrandsdalen, Norway, son of Jens Bengtsen Hovland and Kirsti Larsdatter. Came to America in 1857. Civil War: Age 18. Unmarried. Farmer. Age 19. Blue eyes, brown hair, light complexion, 6’1”. Enlisted for three years on 4 Jan 1862 at Beloit, Wisconsin, and mustered at Madison, Wisconsin, 5 Jan 1862. Private. Was with the provision transport from Stevenson, Alabama, on 13 Oct 1863. Promoted to Corporal. Mustered out with Company G on 13 Jan 1865 at Chattanooga, Tennessee. Re-enlisted for one year on 13 Feb 1865 at Madison and assigned to Hancock Corps (WI 1st Army Corps, 1st Co) as a recruit entitled to $100 bounty. Mustered 16 Feb 1865. Mustered out 13 Feb 1866 at Elmira, New York. Post war: Died in Goodhue County, Minnesota (before 1907). Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 76-9, box 256-1,2,6; red book vol 20 p102) (Buslett p535) (Ager p312) (Ulvestad p293) (Gjertveit) (“Fåberg og Lillehammer Utvandringe”, Fåberg Historielag 1986. Copy at NAHA) “Hovland, John”