JOHNSON, Eli

WI 8th Inf Co E. Residence: Dunn, Dane County, Wisconsin. Born 23 Dec 1843 in Norway. Civil War: Age 18. Farmer. Unmarried. Blue eyes, light hair, light complexion, 5’5”. Enlisted for three years on 19 Sep 1861 at Madison, Wisconsin, and mustered there the same day. Private. Was in the battles Fredericktown; New Madrid, Missouri; Mississippi River Island No. 10; and the siege of Corinth, Mississippi. Discharged from the service for disability at Madison, Wisconsin, on 3 Jul 1862. Post war: Died 23 Jan 1901. Buried in McFarland, Wisconsin. Sources: (WHS red book vol 13 p88) (Wisconsin Cemetery Records) (Hedberg)

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