LAGESON, Hans Andreas

WI 15th Inf Co B. Residence: Paint Creek, Allamakee County, Iowa. Born 18 Mar 1837 at Engen farm near Hønefos, Buskerud, Norway, a son of Lage Nielsen and Alette Simensdatter. Came to America in 1855 and settled near Rockford, Illinois. Later, he moved to Allamakee County, Iowa. Civil War: Age 23. Leather worker. Unmarried. Enlisted for three years on 18 Jan 1862 at Madison, Wisconsin, and mustered there on 27 Jan 1862. Private. Left sick at Mississippi River Island No. 10, 11 Jun 1862. Served on military police duty on 17th, 20th and 24th of December, 1862. Wounded, shot through an ankle and taken prisoner at Chickamauga, Georgia, 29 Sep 1863. Held near Atlanta. Exchanged after four months. Absent because of illness. Discharged from the service because of his wounds, from Harvey Hospital in Madison, 23 Jan 1865. Post war: Married in May 1866 to Guri Johnson. Eight children. In 1868, he went to Terrace, Pope County, Minnesota. He was granted a pension of $14 a month. Died 28 Jun 1912. Many of his possessions, including Civil War items, are in the Pope County Museum at Glenwood, Minnesota. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 76-4; red book vol 20 p 32) (Grand daughter Lois Gibson, Regina, Saskatchewan) (Buslett p386, photo) (Ulvestad p303) (Ager p274, photo; p295) (Quiner p 625) (RWV p809) (Gjertveit) “Lagesen, Hans” “Lagerson, Hans”