SANSON, John Emil

IL 82nd Inf Co D. Born on 4 Feb 1842 in Norway. Civil War: Sailor. Age 20. Unmarried. Blue eyes, light hair, light complexion, 5’5”. Enlisted on 14 Aug 1862 at Chicago, Illinois. Mustered at Camp Butler. Private. Wounded in his thigh at Chancellorsville 2 May 1862. Mustered out 9 Jun 1865 near Washington DC. Post war: Married on 28 Oct 1869 to Augusta Wigdes at Ishpeming, Michigan. Died of asthma in Ironwood, Michigan, on 12 Mar 1909. Sources: (grandson Alden W. Allen, St. Paul, Minnesota)