|Birth||June 7, 1835|
|Death||Jan. 3, 1931|
|Unit||45th Illinois Infantry, Company D|
Private Evan R Bisson
Company D, 45th Illinois Infantry
Company A, 6th Hancock’s Veteran Corps
Bisson was born in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania on June 7, 1835. He was residing in Galena (Jo Daviess County), Illinois when he enlisted in the 45th Illinois Infantry on November 3, 1861. Bisson was mustered in the unit on November 20, 1861 and went on to serve over 3 years. He transferred to Company A of the 6th Hancock’s Veteran Corps on March 28, 1865.
The Veteran Corps was introduced by the United States Government to encourage discharged veterans to re-enlist into the Union Army. Bisson served with his 2nd unit until he was discharged on March 27, 1866 at Washington DC. While a member of the regiment, he was part of the Grand Review of the Troops held in the nation’s capital after the conclusion of the War.
Bisson died on January 3, 1931 at the age of 95 years. He is buried in the Columbus Cemetery in Columbus (Platte County), Nebraska. Bisson was one of the last members of the Baker Post (#9) of the Grand Army of the Republic in Columbus.
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Note: Veteran bios were compiled and written by Dean Podoll.