JONES, Henry

IA 12th Inf Co B. Residence: Lansing, Iowa. Born Henrik Johannesson at Lærdal, Sogn, Norway. Civil War: Age 20. Enlisted for three years on 4 Oct 1861. Mustered at Dubuque, Iowa, 17 Oct 1861. Private. Wounded 6 Apr 1862, at Shiloh, Tennessee. Re-enlisted as a veteran on 25 Dec 1863 and re-mustered on 5 Jan 1864. Mustered out 20 Jul 1866, Memphis, Tennessee. Post war: Moved from Wisconsin to Richland County, Dakota Territory. In September 1875, while living in Owego, Richland County, Dakota Territory, he was granted a pension of $6 a month because of a gun shot wound to his right thigh. Sources: (ISW-II p476) (Adjutant General’s certificate, 16 May 1910.) (1885 Census, Dakota Territory.) (“Pensioners on the Roll as of January 1, 1883 living in Dakota Territory)”, publ. 1996, Park Genealogical Books, Roseville, Minnesota) (email, Jim Skurdall, Decorah, Iowa skurdaja@salamander.com)

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