MATSON, John

WI 50th Inf Co H. Residence: Prairie du Chien, Crawford County, Wisconsin. Born in Skauger, Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 43. Blue eyes, light hair, light complexion, 5’10”. Enlisted for one year on 9 Mar 1865 at Dodgeville, Wisconsin. Mustered 24 Mar 1865 at Madison, Wisconsin. Bounty $100, $33.33 paid. Private. Post war: Buried at Long Valley, Hollandale, Wisconsin; stone reads “18 Apr 1822 – 2 Feb 1892”. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 195-9) (Wisconsin Cemetery Records)

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