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YESSER, George

WI 1st Army Corps (Hancock’s Corps), 1st Company. Residence: Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Carpenter. Age 20. Gray eyes, light hair, light complexion, 5’6”. Enlisted for one year on 30 Jan 1865 at Milwaukee and mustered there the same day. Bounty $100. Private. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 256-2)

YESSON, Alexander

WI 24th Inf Co A. Residence: Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 24. Teamster. Unmarried. Brown eyes, dark hair, light complexion, 5’11”. Enlisted for three years on 31 Jul 1862 at Milwaukee. Mustered there on 15 Aug 1862. Private. Was in Chaplain Hills and Stone’s River, where he was taken prisoner. Returned to the regiment in Jul 1863. Taken prisoner again at Chickamauga, Georgia. Died of scurvy in Andersonville prison, Georgia, on 10 Feb 1865. Buried in grave 12626. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 boxes 118-3; 259-2; red book vol 29) (“Prisoners who died at Andersonville Prison” Atwater List, publ 1865) “Yessen, Alex”