RASMUSSON, Niels

WI 26th Inf Co D. Residence: Racine, Racine County, Wisconsin. Born in Denmark. Civil War: Age 38. Farmer. Unmarried. Blue eyes, gray hair, light complexion, 5’5”. Enlisted for three years on 20 Aug 1862 at Racine. Mustered 7 Sep 1862 at Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Private. Wounded in the Battle of Chancellorsville, Virginia, on 2 May 1863. Transferred to the Veterans Reserve Corps on 13 Nov 1863. Post war: Granted a pension of $4 a month because of a wound to his right arm. Sources: (WHS red book vol 31) (“Pensioners on the Roll as of January 1, 1883 (living in Wisconsin)”, Park Genealogical Books, Roseville, Minnesota publ. 1998.)

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