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MATSON, Canute R.

WI 13th Inf Co K. Residence: Milton, Rock County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 19. Student. Unmarried. Blue eyes, auburn hair, fair complexion, 6’1”. Enlisted for three years on 7 Oct 1861 at Milton. Mustered 1 Nov 1861 at Janesville, Wisconsin. Private. Appointed Corporal on 7 Nov 1861. Promoted to Commissary Sergeant on 16 Aug 1862. Re-enlisted on 20 Jan 1864 and reappointed Commissary Sergeant. Sources: (WHS red book vol 18, p198)