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JOHNSON, Christian

IL 42nd Inf Co I. Residence: Blackburg (looks like), Kane County, Illinois. Born in Norway. Civil War: Sailor. Age 33. Unmarried. Blue eyes, light hair, light complexion, 5’4”. Enlisted for three years on 24 Aug 1861 at Chicago. Mustered the same day at Camp Douglas. Private. Re-enlisted as a Veteran on 1 Jan 1864 at Stone’s Mills, Tennessee. Mustered 16 Feb 1864 at Chattanooga, Tennessee. Mustered out 16 Dec 1865 at Point (unreadable), Texas. Sources: (ILSA reel 4 p95,96)