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51 Listings Found in Norwegians in the Civil War for “bosque”

ANDERSON, Ole A.
TX Hv Arty 1st Reg Co D. CSA. Born “Ole Anderson Sundet” on 7 Dec 1826 at Emli, Norway. Married. Four children. Civil War: Enlisted at Henderson County, Texas. Private. Served two years until he was captured by Northern Forces and kept a prisoner until the war’s end. Post war: Died 2 May 1914 in Bosque County, Texas. Sources: (www.borgerkrigen.info) (Family History of Ole Anderson and Berget Tergerson, by J. P. Nystel, grandson, publ. 28 Jan 1965)
BROWN, Martin A.
TX 15th Inf Co D. CSA. Born “Martin Andreas Brun Abrahamsen” on 15 Aug 1844 at St. Pedersgjerde, Stavanger, Norway. Employed as a gunsmith at the armory in Tyler, Texas. Civil War: Enlisted at Velasco, Texas, 30 Oct 1864. Private. The Regiment surrendered on 2 Jun 1865. Post war: He died 25 Nov 1933 in Bosque County, Texas, at which time he was said to have been the last surviving Norwegian Confederate veteran. Sources: (www.borgerkrigen.info)
CANUTESON, Canute H.
TX 31st Cav Co B. CSA. Residence: Bosque County, Texas. Born “Knud H. Knudsen” about 1836 in LaSalle County, Illinois, of Norwegian parents. Civil War: Enlisted for the war 2 Apr 1862 in Bosque County, Texas. Private. Killed in action in the battle of Prairie Grove, Arkansas, on 7 Dec 1862. Sources: ("Norwegian Soldiers in Confederate Forces" by C.A.Clausen & Derwood Johnson, publ. in Norwegian-American Studies, volume 25, Northfield, Minnesota. p114) (Ulvestad p302) (www.borgerkrigen.info) "Knud Knudsen"
CANUTESON, Niels
TX 46th Cav Co B. CSA. Born Nils Knutsen Underbakke on 17 Oct 1829 at Suldal, Norway. Civil War: Enlisted for one year on 1 Feb 1862 at Stephenville, Texas, as a Private in McCord’s Frontier Regiment. Reenlisted for three years on 20 Dec 1862 at Camp Salmon, Texas. Private. Assigned to Co E. On furlough 16 Jun – Aug 1863. Was assigned to shell corn for his company from 10 Oct – Dec 1863. Assigned to obtain pack mules from 21 Dec 1863 through Jan 1864. Deserted at Eagle Lake, Texas, on 2 Aug 1864, but rejoined his company on 4 Oct 1864. Post war: Died 27 Dec 1914 in Bosque County, Texas. Sources: ("Norwegian Soldiers in Confederate Forces" by C.A.Clausen & Derwood Johnson, publ. in Norwegian-American Studies, volume 25, Northfield, Minnesota. p114) (www.borgerkrigen.info)
CANUTESON, Ole A.
TX 30th Cav Co C. CSA. Residence: Norse, Texas. Born Born “Ole Andreas Knudsen” on 29 Apr 1834 in Kendall County, Illinois, of parents from Stavanger, Norway. Civil War: Enlisted for three years or the war on 1 Jul 1862 at Waco, Texas. Private. He was sick in hospital at Houston, Texas, from 26 May to 31 May 1863. Post war: Died 15 Jan 1920 in Bosque County, Texas. Sources: ("Norwegian Soldiers in Confederate Forces" by C.A.Clausen & Derwood Johnson, publ. in Norwegian-American Studies, volume 25, Northfield, Minnesota. p114) (Ulvestad p303) (www.borgerkrigen.info) "Ole A. Knudsen".
DAHL, Henrik O.
TX 30th Cavalry Co C. CSA. Born “Hendrick Olsen Dahl” on 28 Nov 1827 at Hjernstad, Stange, Norway. From Hedemarken, Norway. Civil War: Enlisted for threee years on 1 Jul 1862 at Waco, McLennan County, Texas. Private. Post war: Died in Norse, Bosque County, Texas, 13 Jan 1873. Sources: ("Norwegian Soldiers in Confederate Forces" by C.A.Clausen & Derwood Johnson, publ. in Norwegian-American Studies, volume 25, Northfield, Minnesota. p114) (Ulvestad p275) (www.borgerkrigen.info) (Betty Nelson, Decorah, Iowa)
DANIELSEN, Tonnes
Residence: Bosque County, Texas. From Stavangerkanten, Norway. Civil War: Private. Became sick and died during the war while in Louisiana. Sources: (Ulvestad p276)
GRANN, Helge J.
TX 7th Inf Co G. CSA. Born Helge Jacobsen Gran on 5 Apr 1830 in Vang, Norway. Civil War: Baker. Gray eyes, dark hair, dark complexion, 5’8”. Enlisted for three years or the war on 25 Jul 1861 at Fairfield, Texas. Private. Taken prisoner at Fort Donelson, Tennessee, 16 Feb 1862, and held at Camp Douglas, Illinois. Exchanged at Vicksburg, Mississippi, 20 Sep 1862. Discharged for illness on 22 Oct 1862 at Jackson, Mississippi. He re-enlisted on 10 Oct 1863 at Houston, Texas, and was assigned as a Sergeant in the TX 2nd Cav Co F. Post war: He died on 29 Dec 1904 in Bosque County, Texas. Sources: ("Norwegian Soldiers in Confederate Forces" by C.A.Clausen & Derwood Johnson, publ. in Norwegian-American Studies, volume 25, Northfield, Minnesota. p114) (www.borgerkrigen.info)
GRIMLAND, Gjeruld
TX CSA. Born “Gjeruld Kittelsen Grimeland” on 12 Oct 1844 at Amli, Norway. Civil War: One of five brothers to serve in Confederate forces. Post war: Died 23 Aug 1875 in Bosque County, Texas. Sources: (www.borgerkrigen.info)
GRIMLAND, Gunsten
TX 11th Inf Co E. CSA. Born “Gunsten Kittelsen Grimeland” on 29 Apr 1836 at Emli, Norway. Civil War: Enlisted for the war during 1863. Assigned to work as a gunsmith in the armory at Tyler, Texas, throughout the war. Post war: Died on 24 May 1925 in Bosque County, Texas. Sources: (www.borgerkrigen.info)
GRIMLAND, Nelson
TX 11th Inf Co E. CSA. Born “Niels Kittelsen Grimeland” on 4 Oct 1839 at Emli, Norway. Civil War: Enlisted for one years on 6 Feb 1862 at Canton, Texas. Private. Served as a hospital cook in the Confederate General Hospital in Tyler, Texas, from 4 May to 4 Jun 1862. Promoted to Sergeant on 12 Feb 1863. Records through Feb 1864 list him as Sergeant. A record dated Apr 1865 lists him as Private. Served as a regimental teamster from 19 Dec 1864 until Apr 1865. Post war: Died 20 Jan 1924 in Bosque County, Texas. Sergeant. Sources: ("Norwegian Soldiers in Confederate Forces" by C.A.Clausen & Derwood Johnson, publ. in Norwegian-American Studies, volume 25, Northfield, Minnesota. p114) (www.borgerkrigen.info)
GRIMLAND, Yern
TX CSA. Born “Jorgen Kittelsen Grimeland” on 11 Mar 1833 in Amli, Norway. Civil War: Served as a gunsmith at Mound Prairie Armory. Post war: Died 4 Oct 1915 in Clifton, Bosque County, Texas. Sources: (www.borgerkrigen.info)
HALVERSEN, Aadne
TX 46th Cav Co B. CSA. Born “Ommund Halvorsen Egenes” on 25 Mar 1832 at Skjold Sogn, Norway. Civil War: Enlisted for one year on 1 Feb 1862 at Stephenville, Texas, as a Private in McCord’s Frontier Cavalry, a “Settlers’ Home Guard”, fighting Indians. Reenlisted for three years on 10 Jun 1863 at Camp Salmon, Texas, as a substitute for Otto J. Johnson. Assigned to Co E. Private. Assigned as a scout 27 Jun 1863. Deserted 2 Aug 1864 at Eagle Lake, Texas. Rejoined his company at Camp Felder on 4 Oct 1864. Deserted again on 18 Mar 1865 near Bostrop, Texas, and was thought to have gone to Mexico. Post war: Died in Bosque County, Texas, on 3 Sep 1882. Sources: (Ulvestad p286) ("Norwegian Soldiers in Confederate Forces" by C.A.Clausen & Derwood Johnson, publ. in Norwegian-American Studies, volume 25, Northfield, Minnesota. p114) (www.borgerkrigen.info) “Holverson, Aadne”
HOLVERSON, Holver C.
TX CSA. Born “Holver Christian Jensen Overnes” on 19 Jul 1823 in Holt (Amli?), Norway. Served before the war in the Texas State Troops, 13th Brigade, Henderson County. Civil War: Apparently drafted and detaailed to a state arms contractor in Briscoe County. Post war: Died 23 Oct 1873 (or 8 Nov 1874) at Norse, Bosque County, Texas. Sources: (www.borgerkrigen.info)
JACOBSEN, ?
Civil War: Private. Post war: Lived at Bosque County, Texas. Sources: (Ulvestad p295)
JENSEN, Even
TX 31st Cav Co B. CSA. Borm Even Jensen Oddersland on 2 Apr 1843 in Tromoy, Norway. Civil War: Enlisted for the war on 2 Apr 1862 at Bosque County, Texas. Private. Promoted to Corporal in late 1863. Post war: Lived at Galveston, Texas. Known to be alive in 1880. Sources: ("Norwegian Soldiers in Confederate Forces" by C.A.Clausen & Derwood Johnson, publ. in Norwegian-American Studies, volume 25, Northfield, Minnesota. p114) (www.borgerkrigen.info) (Ulvestad p295)
JENSEN, Hans
TX 3rd Cav Co G. CSA. Residence: Kaufman County, Texas. Born “Hans Jensen Moglebustad” on 13 Nov 1836 at Holt, Norway. Civil War: Private. Enlisted for one year on 3 Jun 1861 at Jefferson, Texas. Private. Wounded at Spring Hill, Tennessee, 5 Mar 1863. Sick in camp during Jul – Aug 1863. Absent sick in May and Jun 1864. (One report lists him as having been killed, or died from other causes, in 1865.) Post war: Died 6 Mar 1877 in Bosque County, Texas. Sources: (“Norwegian Soldiers in Confederate Forces” by C.A.Clausen & Derwood Johnson, publ. in Norwegian-American Studies, volume 25, Northfield, Minnesota. p114) (Ulvestad p295) (www.borgerkrigen.info) “Jenson, Hans”
JENSON, James S.
TX McCord's Frontier Cav Co E. CSA. Residence: Clifton, Bosque County, Texas. Born “Jens Jensen Moglebustad” or “Jens Jensen Oddersland” on 28 Mar 1835 in Brovold Prestegjeld, Tromoy, Arendal, Norway. Emigrated with his parents and six siblings to Bosque County, Texas, in 1853. Civil War: Drafted into the Confederate Army for one year on 8 Mar 1862 at Stephenville, Texas. Reenlisted for three years or the war on 20 Dec 1862 at Camp Salmon, Texas. Private. On wagon guard to Bosque County 17 April through May 1863. He was discharged 10 Jun 1863 by order from the Adjutant & Inspector General’s office; his substitute being Elias R. Skimland. Post war: There is a family story that after the war he buried his guns on his home farm and they have never been found. He died 3 Jan 1912. Buried at Rock Church, Bosque County, Texas. One source lists his death as 12 Jan 1916 in Bosque County. Sources: ("Norwegian Soldiers in Confederate Forces" by C.A.Clausen & Derwood Johnson, publ. in Norwegian-American Studies, volume 25, Northfield, Minnesota. p114) (Ulvestad p295) (www.borgerkrigen.info) (e-mail Grandson Maurice Jenson, Stillwater, Minnesota) “Jenson, Jens” “Jensen, G. S.”
JOHNSON, Christopher
TX 46th Cav Co B. CSA. Born “Christopher Jensen Oddersland” on 5 Apr 1840 at Tromoy, Norway. Civil War: Enlisted for one year on 8 Mar 1862 at Stephensville. Private. Reenlisted for the war on 20 Dec 1862 at Camp Salmon. Promoted to Sergeant sometime between Jul 1863 and Oct 1864. Sick in Brenham hospital on 4 Nov 1864. Absent with leave 10 Dec 1864; did not return and was listed as a deseerter on 19 Mar 1865, when the unit was near Bastrop. Post war: Died 12 Apr 1915 at Norse, Bosque County, Texas. Sources: (www.borgerkrigen.info)
JOHNSON, John
TX 46th Cav Co E. McCord’s Frontier Regiment. CSA. Born “Johan Johansen Vatne” on 1 May 1817 in Jaeren, Norway. Lived in Bosque County, Texas. Civil War: Enlisted for one year on 8 Mar 1862 at Stephenville, Texas. Reenlisted for three years on 20 Dec 1862 at Camp Salmon, Texas. Private. Served as a member of the Settlers "Homeguard" during the Indian War and in Texas during the Civil War. He was on wagon guard to Bosque County from 17 Apr through May 1863. Assigned as a scout. He is believed to have been killed in action on or after 17 Dec 1863, while serving as a scout. Sources: ("Norwegian Soldiers in Confederate Forces" by C.A.Clausen & Derwood Johnson, publ. in Norwegian-American Studies, volume 25, Northfield, Minnesota. p114) (Ulvestad p297) (www.borgerkrigen.info)
JOHNSON, Ole J.
TX McCord's Frontier Cav Co E. CSA. Civil War: Enlisted 21 Dec 1862 at Camp Salmon, Texas. Private. Member of the Settlers "Home Guard" in the Indian wars. Served in Texas during the Civil War. Post war: Died in Bosque County, Texas. Sources: ("Norwegian Soldiers in Confederate Forces" by C.A.Clausen & Derwood Johnson, publ. in Norwegian-American Studies, volume 25, Northfield, Minnesota. p114) (Ulvestad p299)
JOHNSON, Otto J.
TX 46th Cav Co E. CSA. Born “Otto Johan Martinsen Asetqv?” on 28 May 1840 at Amot, Norway. Civil War: Enlisted for one year at Stephenville on 8 Mar 1862. Private. Reenlisted for three years or the war on 20 Dec 1862 at Camp Salmon. On wagon guard in Bosque County, Texas, from 17 Apr through May 1863. Discharged 10 Jun 1863 after obtaining a substitute, Aadne Holverson. Post war: Died 14 Oct 1897 at Norse, Bosque County. Sources: (www.borgerkrigen.info)
KNUDSON, Knud S.
TX 2nd Inf Co E. CSA. Born “Knud Salvesen Kasin” on 3 Dec 1830 at Ovre Ramse, Tovdal, Norway. Civil War: Enrolled for the war on 29 Aug 1862 at Van Zandt County, Texas. Private. Captured at Vicksburg, Mississippi, and paroled there on 4 Jul 1863. Absent on furlough 14 Jul 1863 to 8 Nov 1863. Did not return to the 2nd Infantry but instead, in early 1864, he joined the TX 20th Cav Co C. He later told of carrying a psalm book in his breast pocket and that the book had stopped a Yankee bullet which he found in the book. Post war: Died 3 Oct 1910 in Bosque County, Texas. Sources: ("Norwegian Soldiers in Confederate Forces" by C.A.Clausen & Derwood Johnson, publ. in Norwegian-American Studies, volume 25, Northfield, Minnesota. p114) (www.borgerkrigen.info)
LAUGEN, Ole Knudsen
IL 55th Inf Co C. Residence: Norse, Bosque County, Texas. From Rollag, Nummedal, Norway. Civil War: Enrolled July 1861. Private. Discharged July 1864. Sources: (Ulvestad p305) (Bosque County 1890 Veterans Census, submitted by Darwood Johnson, Waco TX)
LEE, Olston O.
TX 1st Inf Co H. CSA. Born “Ole Olsen Lia” on 3 Apr 1829 at Nes Verk, Holt, Norway. Civil War: Enlisted at Palestine, Anderson County, Texas, on 11 May 1861. Private. Discharged 24 Jun 1861 at New Orleans, Louisiana. Later, he joined TX 13th Cav Co D, enlisting for one year on 22 Feb 1862 at Mound Prairie, Texas. Private. Absent sick 23 Nov 1862 until sometime in Dec 1862 at Camp Nelson, near Austin, Texas. Absent, assigned to special duty at Rolling Stock, Marshall, Harrison County, Texas, from Feb to Apr 1865. Post war: Died 29 Sep 1889 in Bosque County, Texas. Sources: (www.borgerkrigen.info)
LINDBERG, Alexander M.
TX 31st Cav Co B. CSA. Born Erik Mathisen Lindberget on 26 Jun 1824 at Grue, Norway. Civil War: Enlisted for the war on 2 Apr 1862 at Bosque County, Texas. Private. Absent without leave from Mar 1862 until Oct 1864. Found to have taken a medical examination on 9 Apr 1864 at Pass Hospital in Tyler, Texas. He was found to be incapable of service because of varicose veins. He was assigned as a shoemaker in Tyler, until he was arrested for being AWOL in late Oct 1864, imprisoned for two months; then brought back to his regiment near Minden, Louisiana, in late Dec 1864 to work as a harness maker. He apparently had been freed of the charges against him. Post war: He died 12 Aug 1903 in Bosque County,Texas. Sources: ("Norwegian Soldiers in Confederate Forces" by C.A.Clausen & Derwood Johnson, publ. in Norwegian-American Studies, vol. 25, Northfield, Minnesota, p114) (www.borgerkrigen.info) “Limburgh, Alexander”
LINDBERG, Erick
From Hedemarken, Norway. Civil War: Private. Post war: Died in Bosque County, Texas (before 1907) Sources: (Ulvestad p307)
LINMARK, Gust
Spanish-American War: Private. Post war: Lived in Bosque County, Texas. Sources: (Ulvestad p307)
LUND, David
TX 15th Inf Co I CSA. Residence: Bosque County, Texas. Born about 1824 in or near Bergen, Norway. Civil War: Enlisted for one year on 22 Mar 1862 at Waco, Texas. Private. Presumed killed in action in Louisiana in 1864. Sources: ("Norwegian Soldiers in Confederate Forces" by C.A.Clausen & Derwood Johnson, publ. Norwegian-American Studies, volume 25, Northfield, Minnesota, p114) (Ulvestad p 308) (www.borgerkrigen.info)
NYSTOL, Osmund
TX 46th Cav Co E. McCord’s Frontier Cavalry Regiment. CSA. Residence: Bosque County, Texas. Born “Osmund Olsen Nystol” on 8 Nov 1841 at Epletvedt, Amli, Norway. Civil War: A teamster. Blue eyes, light hair, light complexion, 5’8”. Enlisted for one year on 7 Mar 1862 at Stephenville, Texas. Reenlisted for three years or the war on 20 Dec 1862 at Camp Salmon. Private. Served in Indian and Civil wars. Member of the Settlers Home Guard during the Indian wars, and in Texas during the Civil war. Was on patrol 21 Aug to Sep 1863. Absent sick 15 Oct 1863 until early the next year. Sometime in the spring of 1864, he deserted. He traveled to San Elizario, Texas, where he contacted Union forces and was taken to Santa Fe, in New Mexico Territory, where, in early July, he took an oath of allegiance to the Union. Post war: He died 19 Jul 1915 in Eureka, Kansas. Sources: (“Norwegian Soldiers in Confederate Forces” by C.A.Clausen & Derwood Johnson, publ. in Norwegian-American Studies, volume 25, Northfield, Minnesota. p1114) (Ulvestad p314) (www.borgerkrigen.info) “Neystol, Osmund” “Neystel, Osman”
OLSEN, Ole
Civil War: Private. Wagonmaster; also a wagon maker. Post war: Lived in Bosque County, Texas. Sources: (Ulvestad p318)
OLSON, Lars
TX 31st Cav Co B. CSA. Born Lars Olsen Flagstad on 30 Oct 1830 in Loten, Norway. Civil War: Enlisted for the war on 2 Apr 1862 from Bosque County, Texas. Previously he had been a private in Captain J. R. Johnson’s “Prairieville Company in Kaufman County. Private. He was absent sick from May through Jun 1863. Absent with leave from the fall of 1863 until February 1864 after which he stayed absent but without leave until June 1864. Was given extra duty as a blacksmith from Dec 1864 through May 1865. Post war: Died 6 Aug 1928 in Bosque County. Sources: ("Norwegian Soldiers in Confederate Forces" by C.A.Clausen & Derwood Johnson, publ. in Norwegian-American Studies, volume 25, Northfield, Minnesota. p114) (www.borgerkrigen.info) “Oulson, Lars”
PAULSEN, Casper Andrew
TX 31st Cav Co B. CSA. Residence: Norse, Texas. Born “Kasper Andreas Poulsen Vik” on 20 Mar 1841 at Stange, Hedemarken, Norway. Civil War: Enlisted for the war on 2 Apr 1862 from Bosque County. Private. He was absent on special duty with the brigade commissary from 1 May 1863 until Aug 1863. Absent with leave from Dec 1864 until early in 1865. Post war: Died 15 Sep 1930 in Bosque County. Sources: ("Norwegian Soldiers in Confederate Forces" by C.A.Clausen & Derwood Johnson, publ. in Norwegian-American Studies, volume 25, Northfield, Minnesota. p115) (Ulvestad p320) (www.borgerkrigen.info) “Poulson, George” “Poulson, Casper”
PAULSEN, George H.
TX 15th Inf Co K. CSA. Born “Halvor George Paulsen Vik” on 31 Mar 1843 at Stange, Hedemarken, Norway. Civil War: Enlisted for duration of the war on 29 Mar 1862 at Bosqueville, McLennan County, Texas. Private. From May to Jun 1863, he was absent sick at Marksville, Louisiana. He was taken prisoner near Yellow Bayou, Louisiana, 18 May 1864; held at New Orleans, Louisiana. Sick with intermittent fever at St. Louis General Hospital, New Orleans, 20 – 29 Jun 1864. Exchanged at Red River Landing, Louisiana, 22 Jul 1864. Post war: Lived in Hagerman County, New Mexico. He died 3 Jan 1912 in Bosque County, Texas. Sources: ("Norwegian Soldiers in Confederate Forces" by C.A.Clausen & Derwood Johnson, publ. in Norwegian-American Studies, volume 25, Northfield, Minnesota p115) (www.borgerkrigen.info) (Ulvestad p320) “Poulson, George”
PEDERSEN, Christopher
TX 31st Cav Co B. CSA. Born “Christopher Pedersen Holtet” on 14 Jun 1841 at Stange, Norway. Civil War: Enlisted for the war on 2 Apr 1862 from Bosque County, Texas. Private. Promoted to Sergeant in 1863. Absent with leave from 2 Aug 1863 to 6 Feb 1864. He was sick in camp during March and April 1865; then moved to a hospital in Houston, Texas. Post war: Died 15 Sep 1930 in Bosque County [One source says he died in Grant County, Minnesota]. Sources: ("Norwegian Soldiers in Confederate Forces" by C.A.Clausen & Derwood Johnson, publ. in Norwegian-American Studies, volume 25, Northfield, Minnesota. p115) (www.borgerkrigen.info) (Ulvestad p321)
PIERSON, Peter
TX 46th Cav Co B. CSA. Born “Peder Olsen Songe” on 27 Feb 1843 at Tromoy, Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Gray eyes, light hair, light complexion, 5’8”. Enlisted for one year on 7 May 1862 at Stephenville. Private. Bugler. Reenlisted for three years or the war on 20 Dec 1862 at Camp Salmon. Sent to Austin, Texas, as a waggoner on 27 Jun 1863. Sometime in the spring of 1864, he deserted and made his way to San Elizario, El Paso County, Texas. He was taken to Santa Fe, New Mexico Territory, in early July. There he took an oath of allegiance to the Union. Post war: Died on 27 Apr 1895 at Norse, Bosque County, Texas. Sources: ("Norwegian Soldiers in Confederate Forces" by C.A.Clausen & Derwood Johnson, publ. in Norwegian-American Studies, volume 25, Northfield, Minnesota. p115) (Ulvestad p323) (www.borgerkrigen.info) “Piersen, Peter”
QUESTAD, Even
TX 46th Cav Co E. McCord’s Frontier Regiment. CSA. From Hedemarken, Norway. Born “Even Carlsen Questad” on 17 Oct 1842 at Loten, Norway, a son of Carl Questad. Civil War: Enlisted for one year on 1 Feb 1862 at Stephenville, Texas. Private. Was in Indian and Civil wars. He was a member of the "Texas Rangers", the Texas Settlers "Home Guard" in the Indian wars. While on scout duty in Bosque County, he got pneumonia and died of it on 31 Aug 1862. Sources: (Ulvestad p324) ("Norwegian Soldiers in Confederate Forces" by C.A.Clausen & Derwood Johnson, publ. in Norwegian-American Studies, volume 25, Northfield, Minnesota. p105) (www.borgerkrigen.info)
REIERSEN, Christian A.
TX 3rd Cav Co A. CSA. Residence: Prairieville, Kaufman County, Texas. Born “Christian August Reiersen” on 17 Sep 1842 at Holt prestegjeld, Tvedestrand, near Kristiansand, Norway. Civil War: Private. Enlisted for one year at Palestine, Anderson County, Texas, on 11 May 1861, as a Private in A.T.Rainey’s Company. Re-assigned to the TX 3rd Cav on 3 Jun 1861. Detached to ride with the 21st Georgia Cavalry Battalion (White’s) during Mar – Apr 1863. Post war: Died 6 Jan 1910 in Bosque County, Texas. Sources: ("Norwegian Soldiers in Confederate Forces" by C.A.Clausen & Derwood Johnson, publ. in Norwegian-American Studies, volume 25, Northfield, Minnesota. p115) (Ulvestad p324) (www.borgerkrigen.info) “Reierson, Christian”
REIERSEN, Jens Lassen
From Holt, Norway. Civil War: Private. Served with a Settlers' force in the Indian wars in Texas. Post war: Died in Bosque County, Texas, in 1894. Sources: (Ulvestad p324)
REIERSEN, Peder
TX From Holt, Norway. Civil War: Private. Served in Indian and Civil wars. He was a member of the Settlers “Home Guard” in the Indian Wars and in a Texas unit in the Civil War: Died in Bosque County, Texas, in 1862, during the war. Sources: (Ulvestad p324)
ROGSTAD, B.
From Hedemarken, Norway. Civil War: Private. Served in Indian and Civil wars. Was a member of the Settlers’ “Home Guard” in the Indian wars; served in Texas in the Civil war. Post war: Died in Bosque County, Texas. Sources: (Ulvestad p325)
SHEFFSTAD, Anton
Residence: Bosque County, Texas. Civil War: Private. Died in Virginia during the war. Sources: (Ulvestad p327)
STRAND, Christian O.
TX 7th Inf Co A. CSA. Born “Christian Olsen Strand” on 30 Jun 1831 at Elverum, Norway. From Hedemarken, Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Blue eyes, light hair, light complexion, 5’6”. Enlisted for three years or the war on 1 Oct 1861 at Marshall, Texas. Private. Taken prisoner at Fort Donelson, Tennessee, on 16 Feb 1862 and held at Camp Douglas, Illinois. Exchanged near Vicksburg, Mississippi, on 20 Sep 1862. Assigned extra duty as a butcher during January and February 1863. Was in a hospital at Yazoo City, Mississippi, in June and July 1863 and was taken prisoner there on 13 Jul 1863. He was taken to Cairo, Illinois, and there on 17 Aug 1863, he enlisted in the IL 58th Inf and served until his muster out on 1 Apr 1866 at Montgomery, Alabama. Post war: Lived in Cranfills Gap, Texas. Died 11 Feb 1915 in Bosque County, Texas. Sources: (“Norwegian Soldiers in Confederate Forces” by C.A.Clausen & Derwood Johnson, publ. in Norwegian-American Studies, vol 25, Northfield, Minnesota, p115) (Ulvestad p331) (www.borgerkrigen.info) “Strand, O. A.”
SWENSON, Erik B.
TX 30th Cav Co C. CSA. Residence: Bosque County, Texas. Born “Erik Bersvendsen” on 5 Feb 1841 at Lillehogstad, Tynset, Hedemarken, Norway. Came to America with his parents, four brothers and a sister in 1851. Norwegian name Bersvendsen changed to Swenson. He carried mail between Fort Worth and Gatesville for a year. Civil War: Age 21. Enlisted for three years or the war on 1 Jul 1862 at Waco, Texas. Mustered at 1 Aug 1862 at Camp McCullock, Texas. Private. The 30th Regiment, Texas Cavalry, was also known as the 1st Regiment Texas Partisan Rangers and as Gurley’s Regiment. It was organized 18 Aug 1862 with ten companies, A to K. Once riding as a messenger, he was chased by six Yankee soldiers. He hid in a dense thicket, commanding his horse to lay down, until it became safe to travel. He reached his own unit in time to warn them that a Yankee force was near. Post war: He married Martha Questad. Five children. Swenson died in Norse, Texas, on 16 Jan 1926 and is buried in Our Savior’s Lutheran churchyard at Norse. (One record shows his death as 19 Dec 1890.) His widow, Martha, died in 1936. Sources: ("Norwegian Soldiers in Confederate Forces" by C.A.Clausen & Derwood Johnson, publ. in Norwegian-American Studies, volume 25, Northfield, Minnesota. p115) (Regimental records, National Archives, copies furnished by Maurice Jenson, Stillwater, Minnesota) (Ulvestad p332) (www.borgerkrigen.info)
SWENSON, Nels B.
TX 30th Cav Co C. CSA. Residence: Bosque County, Texas. Born “Niels Bersvendsen Lillehogstad” on 22 Sep 1836 at Lillehogstad, Tynset, Hedemarken, Norway. Came to America with his parents, four brothers and a sister in 1851. Settled in Bosque County, Texas. Norwegian name Bersvendsen changed to Swenson. Civil War: Age 26. Enlisted for three years or the war on 1 Jul 1862 at Waco, Texas. Mustered 1 Aug 1862 at Camp McCullock. Private. He was a bugler (hornblaser). Reported sick at General Hospital 20 Aug 1862. Became ill while in the army and died 20 Oct 1863 at Fort Washita, Indian Territory. Buried there. Sources: (Regimental records, National Archives. Copies furnished by Maurice Jenson, Stillwater, Minnesota) (“Norwegian Soldiers in Confederate Forces” by C.A.Clausen & Derwood Johnson, publ. in Norwegian-American Studies, volume 25, Northfield, Minnesota. p115) (Ulvestad p332) (www.borgerkrigen.info) “Swenson, Niels”
SWENSON, Otto B.
TX 46th Cav Co E. McCord's Frontier Cavalry Regiment. CSA. Residence: Bosque County, Texas. Born “Otter Bersvendsen Lillehogstad” on 21 Apr 1844 at Lillehogstad, Tynset, Hedemarken, Norway. Came to America with his parents, four brothers and a sister in 1851. Norwegian name Bersvendsen changed to Swenson. Civil War: Enlisted for one year on 8 Mar 1862 at Stephenville, Texas. Reenlisted for three years or the war on 20 Dec 1862 at Camp Salmon, Texas. Corporal. On wagon guard to Austin, Texas, from 20 Apr to May 1863. Express to Colorado from 31 Jun to Oct 1863. Regimental record indicates that on 18 Mar 1864 he deserted from a camp near Bastrup. Reported to have returned by 4 Aug 1864. Record shows that he was sick at Brenham hospital on 30 Oct 1864. Post war: Lived at Norse, Texas. Died 2 Nov 1913; one source shows death at 14 Jul 1926. Sources: (National Archives records. Copies furnished by Maurice Jenson, Stillwater, Minnesota) (“Norwegian Soldiers in Confederate Forces” by C.A.Clausen & Derwood Johnson, publ. in Norwegian-American Studies, volume 25, Northfield, Minnesota. p115) (www.borgerkrigen.info) (Ulvestad p332)
SWENSON, Thore
WI Inf. Residence: Martell, Pierce County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway on 12 Aug 1832 at Lillehogstad, Tynset, Hedemarken, Norway. Came to America in 1851 with his parents, four brothers and one sister. Settled in Bosque County, Texas. Name originally Bersvendson was changed to Swenson. He moved to a farm near Martell, Wisconsin, before the Civil war. Three brothers, Niels, Erik and Otto Swenson all served in the Confederate Army. Civil War: Private. Post war: Thore died 8 Feb 1894 and is buried at Martell. Sources: (Maurice Jenson, Stillwater, Minnesota)
THOMPSON, Andrew
TX 15th Inf Co I. CSA. Born “Andreas Smeland” about 1832 at Arendahl, Norway. Civil War: Enlisted for the duration of the war on 17 Jul 1862 at Corsicana, Texas. Private. Absent without leave during March and April 1863. Sick in camp during November and December 1863. Detailed to the Quartermaster department February through April 1864. Sick in camp during May and June 1864. Assigned extra duty as regimental blacksmith from mid-August 1864. On furlough from 20 Dec 1864 into February; then returned to the Quartermaster department until April 1865 when the 15th was disbanded. Post war: Died in Bosque County, Texas (before 1907). Sources: (“Norwegian Soldiers in Confederate Forces” by C.A.Clausen & Derwood Johnson, publ. in Norwegian-American Studies, volume 25, Northfield, Minnesota. p115) (Ulvestad p334) (www.borgerkrigen.info)
TORGASON, Gregory
TX 11th Inf Co E. CSA. Born “Gregers Torjesen Muglebustad” on 29 Jan 1830 at Holt, Norway. Civil War: Gray eyes, sandy hair, fair complexion, 5’7”. Physician. Enlisted for three years or the war on 30 Apr 1862 at Camp; Lubbock, Texas. Private. Assigned as a hospital steward in Confederate General Hospital in Tyler, Texas, from 17 May to 24 Oct 1862. He was then discharged and commissioned Assistant Surgeon, with rank of Captain, and he served out the war at the Tyler hospital. Post war: He died about 1878 in Bosque County, Texas. Sources: (www.borgerkrigen.info)
VATNE, John Johnson
From Jæderen, Norway. Civil War: Private. Lived in Bosque County, Texas. Sources: (Ulvestad p339)
WEEN, Ole
TX 46th Cav (McCord's Frontier Cavalry Regiment) Co E. CSA. From Hedemarken, Norway. Born “Ole Larsen Gronsveen” 23 Oct 1822 at Loten, Norway. Civil War: Enlisted for one year on 8 Mar 1862 at Stephenville. Private. Reenlisted for three years or the war on 20 Dec 1862 at Camp Salmon. Assigned as a blacksmith from 23 Apr to May 1863. Discharged 10 Jun 1863 after obtaining a substitute, Canute R. Skimland. Post war: Died 9 Oct 1871 at Norse, Bosque County, Texas. Sources: (“Norwegian Soldiers in Confederate Forces” by C.A.Clausen & Derwood Johnson, publ. in Norwegian-American Studies, volume 25, Northfield, Minnesota. p115) (Ulvestad p340) (www.borgerkrigen.info) “Wiin, Ole”