LAWSON, Herman

MN Hv Arty 1st Reg Co G. Residence: Wabasha County, Minnesota. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 22. Enrolled 31 Jan 1865. Mustered 11 Feb 1865. Designated a Corporal, 16 Feb 1865. Promoted to Sergeant 15 May 1865. Chief Musician. Transferred to Non-Commissioned Staff 1 Aug 1865. Mustered out 27 Sep 1865. Post war: Herman Lawson, Reed’s Landing, Wabasha County, was granted a pension of $24 a month because of the amputation of his right thigh, resulting from a wound to his right hip; and because of the wound of his right thumb. Sources: (MINN p599) (MCIW p628) (Pensioners on the Roll as of January 1, 1883, living in Minnesota, publ. 1994, Park Genealogical Books, Brooklyn Park, Minnesota)