WI 16th Inf Co G. Residence: Vermont township, Dane County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Married. Age 35. Gray eyes, sandy hair, fair complexion, 5’6½”. Drafted. Enrolled for one year on 19 Sep 1864 at Janesville, Wisconsin, and mustered there the same day. Private. Joined this company on 8 Nov 1864. Was on the march through Georgia, the Carolinas, Virginia and into Washington, DC. Discharged from the service 5 Jun 1865. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 80-18; red book vol 21 p156) “Otterson, Jacob”