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AANONSON, Simon A.
TX 2nd Inf Co E. CSA. Born “Simen Andreas Stiansen” on 13 Sep 1835 at Frolands Verk, Norway. Civil War: Enlisted for the war on 20 Sep 1862 in Van Zandt County, Texas. He was transferred from a conscript camp on 10 Jan 1863. Wounded during the siege on Vicksburg, Mississippi. Captured at Vicksburg on 4 Jul 1863. Paroled on 7 Jul 1863. Absent on furlough 14 Jul to 8 Nov 1863. Did not return to service. He was dropped as a deserter on 26 Mar 1864. Post war: He died on 7 Mar 1896 in Van Zandt County. Sources: (www.borgerkrigen.info)
ADAMS, Lewis
WI 35th Inf Co B. Residence: Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 32. Blue eyes, dark hair, fair complexion, 5’4”. Enlisted for three years on 26 Feb 1864 at Milwaukee. Mustered 28 Feb 1864 at Camp Washburn, Milwaukee. Bounty paid: $60 (a portion of amount due). Private. Died 28 Jun 1865. Drowned in Rio Grande at Clarksville, Texas. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 157-13; red book vol 40)
ALBERTSON. Elif
TX 20th Cav Co C. CSA. Born “Ellev Andersen Berge” on 18 Dec 1845 at Holt, Norway. Civil War: Enlisted for one year on 10 Mar 1862 at Prairieville, Texas. Private. Served until his Regiment surrendered on 23 Jun 1865. Post war: Died on 15 Sep 1915 at Tyler, Smith County, Texas. Sources: (www.borgerkrigen.info)
ALBERTSON, Elling
TX 11th Inf Co I. CSA. Born “Elling Andersen Berge” on 24 Dec 1841 at Holt, Norway. Civil War: Private. Enlisted for three years or the war on 3 Jul 1862 at Canton, Van Zandt County, Texas. Private. Discharged 15 Aug 1862. Later he became a Private in TX 1st Cav Co F, enlisting on 27 Jun 186? at Smith County. Died 24 Aug 1865 at Tyler, 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) (Norge i Texas, by Odd Magnar Syversen, publ. 1982)
ALBERTSON, Thomas
TX 11th Inf Co B. CSA. Born “Terje Andersen Berge” on 15 Jun 1832 in Holt, Norway. Civil War: Enlisted for one year on 10 Feb 1862 at Tyler, Texas. Private. Transferred on 22 May 1863 to the 4th Texas Field Battery, also known as the Van Dorn Light Artillery, previously called Mechling’s-Haldeman’s Texas Battery. Absent on detached service at Taylor Hospital, Alexandria, Louisiana, from 28 May 1863 until the end of the war. Sources: ("Norwegian Soldiers in Confederate Forces" by C.A.Clausen & Derwood Johnson, publ. in Norwegian-American Studies, volume 25, Northfield, Minnesota. p114) (Norge I Texas) (www.borgerkrigen.info) “Albertsen, Terje”
ANDERSEN, Johan
WI 27th Inf Co H. Residence: Christiania, Dane County, Wisconsin. Born in Aasgord (sic), Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 36. Blue eyes, dark hair, dark complexion, 5’8½”, stout build. Enlisted for three years on 14 Aug 1862 at Christiania. Mustered 25 Oct 1862 at Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Bounty $100, $75 still due at muster out. Private. Absent sick at Helena, Arkansas, since 13 Aug 1863. Private Johan Anderson on 10 Mar 1865 is on detached service at Mobile Point, Alabama, guarding commissary supplies. Rejoined H Company on 17 May 1865. Mustered out with company on 29 Aug 1865 at Brownsville, Texas. Post war: Buried in York cemetery, Blanchardville, Wisconsin. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 boxes 129-10,17; 130-10, 131-14; red book vol 32) (Wisconsin Cemetery Records) (Hedberg) “Anderson, John”
ANDERSON, Andrew T.
IA 38th Inf Co K. Residence: Decorah, Winneshiek County, Iowa. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 19. Enlisted 11 Jan 1864. Mustered 3 Feb 1864. Private. Transferred to Iowa 34th & 38th Infantry Consolidated Company K on 1 Jan 1865. Mustered out 15 Aug 1865, Houston, Texas. Sources: (ISW-V p407,846)
ANDERSON, Andrew
TX 20th Cav Co C. CSA. Born “Andreas Svendsen Holte” on 23 Jul 1837 at Hoveg, Norway. Civil War: Enlisted for one year at Prairieville, Kaufman County on 10 Mar 1862. Private. Served until his Regiment’s surrender in 1865. Post war: Died 30 Jun 1917 in Brady, McCulloch County, Texas. Sources: (www.borgerkrigen.info)
ANDERSON, Andrew E.
WI 15th Inf Co B. Residence: Deerfield, Dane County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 20. Tinsmith. Unmarried. Brown eyes, dark hair, dark complexion, 5’4”. Enlisted for three years on 15 Mar 1864 at Madison, Wisconsin, and mustered there on 20 Apr 1864. Private. Joined the 15th Regiment at Dallas, Georgia. Transferred to Company H on 1 Dec 1864. Assigned temporarily to the WI 14th. Transferred on 10 Jun 1865 to Company K of the 13th Infantry. Mustered out 24 Nov 1865 at San Antonio, Texas. Post war: Lived at Lake Lillian, Minnesota. He was a brother to John Anderson of WI 3rd Inf Co K. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 76-13; red book vol 18, p190; vol 20, p28) (Buslett p376) (Ager p294) (RWV p808) (Hedberg) (Boe, Sophie “The Story of Father’s Life”, publ. 1919. Copy at VGC)
ANDERSON, Antonio
TX 1st Inf Co H. CSA. Born “Anton Torgersen Noreodegaard” on 21 Oct 1836 at Moss, Norway. Civil War: Enlisted at Kickapoo on 20 Mar 1862 for the war. Private. On 12 May 1862, he was listed as being absent in General Hospital No. 18 at Richmond, Virginia, suffering diarrhea. He was transferred to Chimborazo Hospital No.4 in Richmond on 13 May 1862 and was there until about July of that year. He was killed in action at the Battle of Sharpsburg (Antietam), Maryland, on 17 Sep 1862. Sources: (www.borgerkrigen.info)
ANDERSON, Augustus
WI 13th Inf Co F. Residence: Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin. Born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Civil War: Age 19. Unmarried. Gray eyes, brown hair, fair complexion, 5’8”. Enlisted for three years on 21 Sep 1861 at Janesville, Rock County, Wisconsin. Enlistment credited to Bradford, Rock County. Mustered on 1 Nov 1861 at Janesville. Private. Re-enlisted 23 Jan 1864. Promoted to Corporal 5 Aug 1864. Promoted to Sergeant on 1 Mar 1865. Mustered out 24 Nov 1865 at San Antonio, Texas. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 64-8; red book vol 18, p110) (WV p17)
ANDERSON, George
IA 38th Inf Co E. Residence: Frankville Township, seven miles southeast of Decorah, Winneshiek County, Iowa. Was living there in 1853. Born 5 Jan 1836 at Lier, Drammen, Norway, a son of Magnus Linnevold. Civil War: Age 26. Enlisted 15 Aug 1862 as Corporal. Mustered 4 Nov 1862. Transferred to Iowa 34th & 38th Infantry Consolidated Co K on 1 Jan 1865. Promoted to Sergeant. Mustered out 15 Aug 1865, Houston, Texas. Post war: After the war, took name "Linnevold, Jorgen". Died 1925. Buried in Washington Prairie Lutheran Church Cemetery, near Decorah, Iowa. Stone reads “George M. Linnevold, Jan 5, 1836 – Mar 1, 1925, IA 38th Inf Co E, 1861-1865”. Sources: (ISW-V p407,846) (Ulvestad p260) (DGA) (Willard Linnevold, Decorah, Iowa) (KJR) (Wisconsin Cemetery Records) (Hedberg) (VGC Decorah Posten 11 Jan 1916) (Family records held by Luci Baker, Seattle, Washington) “Linnevold, George M.”
ANDERSON, George
WI 28th Inf Co H. Residence: Whitewater, Walworth County, Wisconsin. Born in Blosburg (looks like), Norway. Civil War: Blacksmith. Unmarried. Age 32. Brown eyes, brown hair, light complexion, 5’8”, stout build. Enlisted for three years on 21 Aug 1862 at Delafield, Wisconsin. Mustered 13 Oct 1862 at Camp Washburn. Private. Discharged from the service on 23 Aug 1865 at Brownsville, Texas. Post war: On 1 Jan 1867, he applied for additional bounty of $100. He was then living at Martell, Pierce County, Wisconsin. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 boxes 132-10,14; 259-3; red book vol 33)
ANDERSON, Knud
TX 11th Inf Co E. CSA. Born Knud Andersen Nordsveen on 22 Apr 1821 at Loten, Norway. Civil War: Enlisted for one year on 8 Feb 1862 at Canton, Texas. Private. Discharged on 24 Jun 1862 at Camp Clough, Texas, for being over 35 years of age. He died in the late 1860s in Anderson County, Texas. Sources: ("Norwegian Soldiers in Confederate Forces" by C.A.Clausen & Derwood Johnson, publ. in Norwegian-American Studies, vol 25 p 114) (www.borgerkrigen.info)
ANDERSON, Louis
WI 15th Inf Co G. Residence: New Glarus, Green County, Wisconsin. Born 8 Jul 1845 on Holv farm in Voss, Norway. Came to Green County, Wisconsin, in 1855. Civil War: Age 18. Farmer. Unmarried. Blue eyes, light hair, light complexion, 5’6”. Enlisted for three years on 16 Jan 1864 at Madison, Wisconsin. Mustered there on 16 Feb 1864. Private. Wounded at New Hope Church, Georgia, in May 1864. Transferred to WI 13th Inf Co I on 11 Jun 1865. Sources: (WHS red book vol 18, p172) (Buslett) [O.A.Buslett quotes a newspaper story, published 27 Dec 1893, in which Anderson tells of being with Company G and fighting at Chickamauga, Georgia, and at Missionary Ridge, Tennessee, and that he marched with General Sherman to Atlanta and back to Nashville. He said that while with the 13th, he marched to St. Anthony, Texas, for three months and was mustered out there in December 1865, and the unit was then sent to Madison. He said that after the war, he stayed a year at Madison, then went to Boone County, Iowa, for 7 years, and then moved to Minneota, Minnesota.] (Quiner p661) (Ulvestad p268) (Hedberg)
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)
ANDERSON, Ole
WI 13th Inf Co I. Residence: Dunkirk, Dane County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 38. Farmer. Married. Brown eyes, sandy hair, light complexion, 6’. Enlisted for three years on 8 Dec 1863 at Dunkirk. Mustered 8 Jan 1864 at Madison, Wisconsin. Private. Transferred here from WI 15th Inf Co B on 11 Jun 1865. Mustered out 24 Nov 1865 at San Antonio, Texas. Sources: (WHS red book vol 18, p172)
ANDERSON, Otto
TX 6th Cav Co I. CSA. Residence: Kaufman County, Texas. Born “Otto Francke Torgersen Noreodegaard” on 26 Feb 1839 at Moss, Norway. Civil War: Enlisted for one year on 12 Sep 1861 at Dallas, Texas. Private. Absent sick at Fort Gibson, Cherokee Nation (now Oklahoma), 22 Dec 1861 to Feb 1862. Killed in action at Davis Mill, Mississippi, 21 Dec 1862. 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 p269)
ANDERSON, W.
TX McCord's Frontier Cav Co E. CSA. Civil War: Enlisted 13 Feb 1863 at Camp Salmon, Texas. Private. Sources: ("Norwegian Soldiers in Confederate Forces" by C.A.Clausen & Derwood Johnson, publ. in Norwegian-American Studies, volume 25, Northfield, Minnesota. p114)
ANUNSON, Gunder
WI 27th Inf Co K. Residence: Manitowoc, Manitowoc County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 39. Blue eyes, light hair, light complexion, 5’6”. Enlisted for one year on 17 Sep 1864 at Manitowoc. Mustered 7 Oct 1864 at Madison, Wisconsin. Bounty $100. Joined from recruiting depot 7 Nov 1864. Private. Absent guarding commissary stores at Mobile Point, Alabama, 17 Mar 1865. Mustered out 14 Jul 1865 at Clarksville, Texas. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 boxes 129-14, 130-12; red book vol 32)
ASBJORNSON, Erik
WI 15th Inf Co B. Residence: La Crosse, La Crosse County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 40. Farmer. Married. Blue eyes, brown hair, mixed [sic] complexion, 5’8½”. Enlisted for three years on 23 Dec 1863 at La Crosse. Mustered there on 26 Dec 1863. Private. Joined Company B in Knoxville, Tennessee, on 19 Feb 1864. Transferred to Company H on 1 Dec 1864; then to 24th Infantry and on 11 Jun 1865 to Company I of the 13th Infantry. Discharged from the service 24 Nov 1865 at San Antonio, Texas. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 76-4; red book vol 18, p172; vol 20, p28) (Buslett p378) (Ulvestad p269) (Ager p265) (RWV p808) “Asbernson, Erick” “Asbjørnson, Erick”
BENSON, John
IL 59th Inf Co K. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 30. Gray eyes, light hair, fair complexion, 5’5”. Enlisted for three years on 30 Dec 1864 at Chicago, Illinois, as a substitute for George Potts Smith, and mustered there the same day. Private. Discharged from the service 8 Dec 1865 at New Braunfels, Texas. Sources: (ILSA reel 6 p53)
BENSON, John H.
TX 10th Cav Co I. CSA. Born “Hans Bentsen” on 1 Sep 1828 at Nes Verk, Holt, Norway. Civil War: Enlisted for one year in Sep 1861 at Cherokee County, Texas. Sources: (www.borgerkrigen.info)
BERG, Richard
WI 28th Inf Co F. Born in Sweden. Civil War: Age 30. Laborer. Blue eyes, light hair, light complexion, 5’7”. Enlisted for one year on 17 Sep 1864 at Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Mustered there the same day. Private. Discharged 19 Jul 1865 at Clarksville, Texas. Sources: (WHS red book vol 33)
BERGE, Peter
WI 28th Inf Co C. Born in Christiania, Norway. Civil War: Wagonmaker. Age 25. Black eyes, black hair, dark complexion, 5’3¼”. Enlisted for one year on 1 Sep 1864 at Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Mustered there the same day. Bounty $100, $33.33 paid. Enlistment credited to Merton, Waukesha County, Wisconsin. Private. Discharged at Clarksville, Texas, 19 Jul 1865. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 132-13; red book vol 33) “Berg, Peter”
BERGERNDAHL, Frederick
US 4th Cav Band. Born in Sweden. Indian War: Private. Awarded the Medal of Honor for gallantry in a long chase after Indians on 8 Dec 1874 at Staked Plains, Texas. Sources: (“America’s Medal of Honor Recipients”. Publ. 1977, pp 271, 1011)
BLOOM, Samuel
WI 27th Inf Co D. Born 16 May 1835 in Sweden. Civil War: Age 29. Sailor. Black eyes, dark hair, dark complexion, 5’11”. Enlisted for one year on 19 Sep 1864 in Manitowoc, Wisconsin. Mustered 18 Oct 1864 at Madison, Wisconsin. Private. Sent to General Hospital at Brazos, Texas, 9 Jun 1865. Discharged 28 Sep 1865 at Camp Randall, Madison. Post war: Died 3 Dec 1904 of debility at age 69 and is buried in Green Hill Cemetery at Alexandria, South Dakota, lot 3, block 48, grave E. Sources: (WHS Red book vol 32) (SDSHS, WPA Veterans Graves Registration, Hanson County)
BRONKEN, Andrew S.
WI 15th Inf Co E. Residence: LaCrosse, La Crosse County (or Eau Claire, Eau Claire County), Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 31. Farmer. Blue eyes, light hair, fair complexion, 5’10”. Enlisted for three years on 24 Feb 1864 at La Crosse and mustered the same day. Recruit. Private. Joined E Company at Knoxville, Tennessee. Transferred to Company H at Whiteside, Tennessee, 20 Dec 1864. Assigned temporarily to the 24th Infantry. Transferred to WI 15th Inf Co I on 10 Jun 1865. Mustered out on 24 Nov 1865 at San Antonio, Texas. Post war: Moved to Richland County, Dakota Territory, in Oct 1878. The 1885 Census of the Dakota Territory shows “Andrew S. Broken”. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 76-13; red book vol 18 p 172, vol 20 p 72) (Buslett p473) (TAR) (Ager p303) (1885 Dakota Territory Special Census)
BROWN, Alexander L.
TX 20th Cav Co C. CSA. Residence: Henderson Couinty, Texas. Born “Alexander Brun Abrahamsen” on 12 Mar 1839 in Flekkefjord, Vest Agder, Norway, son of Abraham Ommundsen Brun and Maria Kjeldsdatter Lostrup. He came to America with his parents and seven siblings on “Favoriten”, which sailed from Stavanger, Rogaland, on 16 May 1849 and arrived in New York on 28 Jun 1849, but was held in quarantine until 4 July. They came to Illinois, stopping briefly, and then went to Lee County, Iowa. By 1851, they had moved to Texas, and by 1854, were in Henderson County. Civil War: Farmer. Blue eyes, light hair, light complexion, 5’10”. Enlisted for one year at Prairieville, Kaufman County on 10 Mar 1862. Private. Discharged at Camp McCulloch on 22 Jun 1862 by reason of physical “inability to perform the duties of a soldier”. Post war: Married in Henderson County on 13 Sep 1868 to Sarah Jane Panther (1845-1916). Nine children. Died 1910, and is buried in Ash Cemetery, Henderson County. Sources: (Naeseth-Hedberg ’49-496) (www.borgerkrigen.info)
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)
BROWN, Peter
TX. CSA. Born “Peter Olai Brun Abrahamsen” in Flekkefjord, Vest Agder, Norway, on 18 Feb 1842, son of Abraham Ommundsen Brun and Maria Kjeldsdatter Lostrup. Came to America with his parents and seven siblings on “Favoriten”, which sailed from Stavanger, Rogaland, on 16 May 1849 and arrived in New York 28 Jun 1849, but was held in quarantine until 4 July. They came to Illinois, stopping briefly, and then went to Lee County, Iowa. By 1851, they had moved to Texas, and by 1854, were in Henderson County. Civil War: May have died during the war. Sources: (Naeseth-Hedberg ’49-497)
BYRGE, Naroye N.
WI 28th Inf Co K. Residence: Primrose, Wisconsin. Born in Bergen, Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Unmarried. Age 20. Blue eyes, light hair, light complexion, 5’8”, medium build. Enlisted for three years on 26 Aug 1862 at Primrose. Mustered 14 Oct 1862 at Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Private. Mustered out at Brownsville, Texas, 23 Aug 1865. Post war: Buried at West Primrose, New Glarus, Wisconsin; stone reads “1841 – 1930”. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 132-12,14; red book vol 33) (Ulvestad p274) (Wisconsin Cemetery Records) “Byrge, Naroy” “Byrge, Narve N.”
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. Christian
TX. CSA. Born in Norway. Civil War: Post war: Applied for a Confederate pension in 1914. Sources: (www.borgerkrigen.info)
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".
CHANTLAND, Thomas
WI 28th Inf Co K. Residence: Primrose, Dane County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Unmarried. Age 19. Blue eyes, light hair, light complexion, 6’, medium build, Enlisted for three years on 15 Aug 1862 at Primrose. Mustered 14 Oct 1862 at Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Private. Promoted to Corporal 30 May 1863. Reduced to ranks 21 Jan 1865. Mustered out 23 Aug 1865 at Brownsville, Texas. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 132-12,14; red book vol 33)
CHRISTENSON, Ole
WI 15th Inf Co K. Residence: Windsor, Dane County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Laborer. Age 40. Brown eyes, brown hair, dark complexion, 5’5”. Enlisted for three years on 5 Jan 1864 at Madison, Wisconsin, and mustered there on 11 Jan 1864. Private. Recruit. Joined the regiment at Strawberry Plains, Virginia, 31 Mar 1864. Wounded at New Hope Church, Georgia, 27 May 1864. Transferred to Company H, 10 Feb 1865. Temporarily assigned to the Wisconsin 24th Infantry. Transferred to WI 13th Inf Co I on 10 Jun 1865. Died of jaundice in the field hospital of the 3rd Division, 4th Army Corps, at Green Lake, Texas, on 27 Jul 1865. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 58-13; red book vol 18 p 172, vol 20 p 142) (Love p1078) (Buslett p556) (Ulvestad p274) (Ager p317) (Quiner p629) “Christianson, Ole”
CHRISTOPHERSON, Even
WI 15th Inf Co E. Residence: Onalaska, La Crosse County (or Ettrick, Trempealeau County), Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 39. Farmer. Married. Blue eyes, light brown hair, fair complexion, 5’8”. Enlisted for three years on 10 Feb 1864 at La Crosse, Wisconsin. Enlistment credited to LaCrosse. Mustered at La Crosse the same day. Private. Joined the Company at Knoxville, Tennessee. Promoted to Sergeant. Sent to Division Hospital in Nashville, Tennessee, on 8 Jul 1864. Transferred to Company H at Whiteside, Tennessee. Temporarily assigned to the Wisconsin 24th Infantry on 13 Feb 1865. Transferred to Company I of the Wisconsin 13th on 10 Jun 1865. Died 15 Oct 1865 in the 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, hospital in San Antonio, Texas, 16 Oct 1865. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 76-13; red book vol 18 p 174; vol 20 p 72) (TAR) (Ager p303) (Buslett p473) (Ulvestad p259) (Meeker)
CLAUSON, Peter
IA 1st Cav Co K. Residence: McGregor, Iowa. Born in Denmark. Civil War: Age 35. Enlisted 13 Jun 1861. Mustered 17 Aug 1861. Private. Promoted to Corporal on 1 Sep 1862. Re-enlisted and re-mustered 27 Dec 1863. Promoted to Sergeant 20 Feb 1864. Mustered out 15 Feb 1866 at Austin, Texas. Sources: (ISW-IV cd p55)
COLBY, Erick
WI 28th Inf Co K. Residence: Primrose, Dane County, Wisconsin. Born “Erik Aslesen Ørpen” in Krodsherad, Norway, in 1837. Immigrated about 1850 to Hills, Minnesota. Civil War: Unmarried. Age 26. Blue eyes, light hair, light complexion, 5’8½”, medium build. Enlisted for three years on 21 Aug 1862 at Primrose. Mustered 14 Oct 1862 at Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Private. Mustered out at Brownsville, Texas, 23 Aug 1865. Post war: Died at Hills, Minnesota before 1907. Ulvestad says he has correspondence showing Colby coming from Flaa, Hallingdal, Norway, and other correspondence showing him being from Sigdal, Norway. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 132-12,14; red book vol 33) (Ulvestad p275) “Colby, Erik” “Aslesen, Erik”
COLWICK, Ove
From Stavangerkanten, Norway. Civil War: Private. Post war: Died at Norse, Texas, 1895. Also "Ove Kjolvig". Sources: (Ulvestad p275)
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)
DAHLE, Oliver
TX Hv Arty 1st Reg Co B. CSA. Born 1830-1835 in Norway. Civil War: Enlisted for the war at Galveston, Texas, on 22 May 1862. Private. Detached to a shell bank on the Sabine River during Nov and Dec 1862; then on board the steamer Josiah H. Bell, in Galveston Bay, during Jan and Feb 1863. He was on board the steamer Diana from 8 Oct 1863 until sometime in Dec 1863. The Diana was a tender for gunboats in Galveston Bay. During Jan and Feb 1864, he had extra duty in an enginedering departent. He served in a Harbour Police unit from 27 Dec 1864 to the spring of 1865. He was paroled at Galveston on 7 Jul 1865. Post war: Was alive in 1880. Sources: (www.borgerkrigen.info)
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)
DOLSON, Benjamin
TX 26th Cav Co F. CSA. Born 1 Mar 1834 at Fredrikstad, Norway. Civil War: Enlisted for the war on 13 Oct 1861 at Bolivar Point, Texas. Private. Asdsigned duty asd a sailmaker, making tents, at Galveston from 31 Jan 1862 until 25 Feb 1862. Transferred to TX Hv Arty 1st Reg Co B on 7 Jul 1862. Detached at shell bank on Sabine River during Nov and Dec 1862. Absent on furlough 10 Apr 1863 to 5 May 1863. Detailed aboard steamer Diana 8 Oct 1863 to Dec 1863. Was on a dispatch boat at Galveston 25 Mar 1864 to the spring of 1865. Paroled at Galveston 28 Jun 1865. Post war: Died 1917 in Galveston, Texas. Sources: (www.borgerkrigen.info)
EDMONDS, Sigborn
WI 15th Inf Co F. Residence: Dodgeville, Iowa County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Miner. Age 27. Married. Blue eyes, light hair, light complexion, 5’1”. Unmarried. Enlisted for three years on 2 May 1864 at Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin, and mustered there the same day. Bounty $100. Recruit. Private. Joined F Company at Big Shanty, Georgia. Transferred to Company H at Whiteside, Tennessee. Temporarily assigned to the Wisconsin 24th Infantry. Transferred to Company I of the Wisconsin 13th Infantry Regiment on 10 Jun 1865. Died in Company quarters at Green Lake, Texas, 6 Sep 1865. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 76-8; red book vol 18, p174) (Buslett p502) (Ulvestad p277) (Ager p306) “Edmunds, Sigbjorn” “Edmondson, Sigbjorn”
EGBERT, C. Lee
WI 27th Inf Co H. Residence: Perry, Wisconsin. Born in Agerhuus, Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 23. Blue eyes, light hair, light complexion, 5’10½”, stout build. Enlisted for three years on 15 Aug 1862. Mustered 25 Oct 1862. Bounty $100, $75 still due at muster out. Corporal as of 22 Oct 1862. Mustered out with company on 29 Aug 1865 at Brownsville, Texas. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 129-10, 131-14)
ELLANDSEN, Hans
WI 27th Inf Co H. Residence: Blue Mounds, Dane County, Wisconsin. Born in Loms, Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 22. Blue eyes, light hair, light complexion, 5’6½”, medium build. Enlisted for three years on 11 Jul 1862 at Madison, Wisconsin. Mustered 25 Oct 1862 at Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Bounty $100, $75 still due at muster out. Private. Sick in Paducah, Kentucky, since 27 Jul 1863, according to Nov 1863 regimental report. Left sick on a hospital boat for Paducah, Kentucky, on 27 Jul 1863. Absent sick at Keokuk, Iowa, since 5 Aug 1863; rejoined his regiment on 3 Jun 1864. Private. Mustered out with company on 29 Aug 1865 at Brownsville, Texas. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 boxes 129-10,19; 130-10; red book vol 32)
ELLICKSON, John
WI 27th Inf Co H. Residence: Madison, Dane County, Wisconsin. Born in Voss, Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 21. Blue eyes, dark hair, light complexion, 5’7”, medium build. Enlisted for three years on 20 Aug 1862 at Madison. Mustered 25 Oct 1862 at Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Bounty $100, $75 still due at muster out. Designated Corporal as of 22 Oct 1862. Promoted to Sergeant 4 Jun 1864. On 12 Oct 1864, assigned to detached service at Little Rock, Arkansas. Mustered out with company on 29 Aug 1865 at Brownsville, Texas. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 boxes 129-10,17; 130-10, 131-14; vol 32)
ELLINGBOE, Helge C.
WI 15th Inf Co F. Residence: Manitowoc County, Wisconsin. Born in Vang, Valders, Norway. Civil War: Unmarried. Age 20. Blue eyes, light hair, light complexion, 5’5”. Enlisted for three years on 8 Nov 1861 at Manitowoc, Wisconsin, and mustered at Madison, Wisconsin, 12 Dec 1861. Private. Sick at Mississippi Island No. 10 on 11 Jun 1862. Became unfit for service and was discharged from the service for sickness on 13 Oct 1862 at Cincinnati, Ohio. He enlisted again for one year on 20 Sep 1864 at Manitowoc. Mustered 8 Oct 1864 at Madison, Wisconsin. Recruit. Bounty $100. Private. This time he joined WI 27th Inf Co K from recruiting depot on 7 Nov 1864. Mustered out at Clarksville, Texas, on 14 Jul 1865. Post war: He lived in Mishicott, Wisconsin. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 boxes 76-8, 129-14, 130-12; red book vol 20 p86, vol 32) (Buslett p502) (Ager p306) (Ulvestad p 277) (Hedberg) “Elingboe, Helge”
ENGLEBRETSON, Erick
IL 37th Inf Co D. Residence: Cook County, Illinois. Born in Norway. Civil War: Lumberman. Age 23. Unmarried. Gray eyes, dark hair, light complexion, 5’10”. Enlisted for three years on 15 Aug 1861. Mustered 18 Sep 1861 at Chicago, Illinois. Private. Re-enlisted as a Veteran on 10 Feb 1864 at Brownsville, Texas. Mustered 23 Feb 1864 at New Orleans, Louisiana. Promoted to Sergeant. Mustered out on 15 May 1866 at Houston, Texas. At re-enlistment, he gave his residence as “Michigan”. Sources: (ILSA reel 4 p19)
ERICKSON, Knud
WI 13th Inf Co I. Residence: Barrie, La Crosse County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 36. Farmer. Married. Blue eyes, light hair, sandy complexion, 5’6”. Enlisted for three years on 7 Jan 1864 at La Crosse and mustered there the same day. Private. Transferred here from WI 15th Inf Co B (D?) on 11 Jun 1865. Mustered out on 24 Nov 1865 at San Antonio, Texas. Sources: (WHS red book vol 18, p174)
ERICKSON, Louis
WI 15th Inf Co B. Residence: Buffalo City, Buffalo County, Wisconsin. Born in Hafslo, Hardalen, Norway. Came to Viroqua, Wisconsin, in 1862. Civil War: Age 18; family stories say he was 16 and lied about his age. Farmer. Blue eyes, light hair, light complexion, 5’8”. Enlisted for three years on 17 Feb 1864 at La Crosse, Wisconsin. Enlistment credited to La Crosse. Mustered there the same day. Private. Entered as a substitute for a man from Buffalo City. Joined B Company in Knoxville, Tennessee. Sick 13 Jul 1864. Assigned temporarily to Company H on 1 Dec 1864. Assigned temporarily to the Wisconsin 24th Infantry. Transferred on 10 Jun 1865 to Company K, Wisconsin 13th Infantry. Mustered out 24 Nov 1865 at San Antonio, Texas. Post war: Married Johanna Larson; settled on a farm in Modena, Buffalo County. Twelve children. Died at his daughter’s home in Modena on 11 Oct 1928. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 76-13; red book vol 18, p194; vol 20, p30) (Buslett p381) (Ager p275, photo; p295) (RWV p808) (Hedberg) (Email, Bill Bethke wdbethke@tds.net) “Erickson, Lars” “Erickson, Lasss” [One red book entry shows residence as Stanley, Vernon County.]
ERICKSON, Nelse
WI 15th Inf Co I. Residence: New Glarus, Green County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 20. Farmer. Unmarried. Blue eyes, light hair, light complexion, 5’9”. Enlisted for three years on 26 Feb 1864 at Janesville, Wisconsin, and mustered there the same day. Private. Transferred to WI 13th Inf Co I on 11 Jun 1865. Mustered out on 24 Nov 1865 at San Antonio, Texas. Sources: (WHS red book vol 18, p174)
ERIKSEN, Siver
WI 27th Inf Co H. Residence: Vermont, Dane County, Wisconsin. Born in Hassloe, Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 22. Blue eyes, light hair, fair complexion, 5’7½”, stout build. Enlisted for three years on 15 Aug 1862 at Vermont. Mustered 25 Oct 1862 at Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Private. Absent sick at Madison, Wisconsin, since 20 Mar 1863, according to company muster report of 30 Apr 1863. Absent foraging on 31 Dec 1863. Absent with leave for 30 days on 18 Feb 1864. Absent sick at Madison, since 20 May 1864. Rejoined the company from absent sick at Madison, Wisconsin, 14 Dec 1864. Private. Mustered out with company on 29 Aug 1865 at Brownsville, Texas. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 boxes 129-10, 130-10, 131-14; red book vol 32) “Erickson, Sivert”
ESSE, Johannes Anderson
WI 27th Inf Co H. Residence: Perry, Dane County, Wisconsin. Born in Hassloe, Sogn, Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 30. Blue eyes, dark hair, light complexion, 5’6”, stout build. Enlisted for three years on 18 Aug 1862 at Perry. Mustered 25 Oct 1862 at Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Bounty $100, $75 still due at muster out. Private. Absent 30 Aug 1863 on prison duty at DuVall’s Bluff, Arkansas. Absent sick in Little Rock, Arkansas, general hospital since 2 Feb 1865. On 5 Apr 1865, Esse is shown as joining the company from absent sick at Little Rock. Mustered out with company on 29 Aug 1865 at Brownsville, Texas. Post war: Lived at Frost, Minnesota. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 boxes 129-10,17; 130-10, 131-14; red book vol 32) (Ulvestad p279)
EVENSEN, Hans
WI 28th Inf Co C. Residence: Oconomowoc, Waukesha County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Moulder [brickmaker]. Unmarried. Age 22. Gray eyes, brown hair, light complexion, 5’7”, stout build. Enlisted for three years on 13 Aug 1862 at Oconomowoc, Wisconsin. Mustered 13 Oct 1862 at Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Private. Mustered out at Brownsville, Texas, 23 Aug 1865. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 132-5,14; red book vol 33)
EVENSON, Christopher
WI 27th Inf Co D. Residence: Manitowoc, Manitowoc County, Wisconsin. Born 13 May 1827 at Follaug in Gjerpen, Norway, son of Even Christophersen and Elisabet Olsdatter. Came to America in 1850. Married on 6 Mar 1854 to Marie Jacobsen. Married on 28 Dec 1862 to Louise Pedersen. Civil War: Farmer. Age 37. Blue eyes, light hair, light complexion, 5’8”. Enlisted for one year on 19 Sep 1864 at Manitowoc. Mustered 7 Oct 1864 at Madison. Bounty $100. Private. Joined Company from recruiting depot on 8 Nov 1864. Private. Mustered out with company on 14 Jul 1865 at Clarksville, Texas. Post war: Died 7 Jul 1902; buried at Gibson, Wisconsin. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 boxes 129-14, 130-6, 131-10; red book vol 32) (Bjerke p33)
EVERSON, Edward
IL 44th Inf Co B. Residence: (looks like Esersen), Livingston County, Illinois. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 29. Blue eyes, light hair, fair complexion, 5’5”. Enlisted for one year on 16 Jan 1865 at Springfield, Illinois. Mustered there the same day. Private. Mustered out 25 Sep 1865 at Camp Irwin (?), Texas. Sources: (ILSA reel 4 p61)
FIELD, Gustavus
WI 15th Inf Co C. Residence: Norway Township, Racine County, Wisconsin. Born in Sweden. Civil War: Farmer. Age 28. Married. Gray eyes, dark brown hair, fair complexion, 5’9½”. Enlisted for three years on 4 Dec 1863 at Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and mustered there the same day. Private. Came to Company at Knoxville, Tennessee, 19 Sep 1864. Transferred to Company H at Whiteside, Tennessee, 1 Jan 1865; then temporarily assigned to 24th Infantry, and then transferred to Company K of the 13th Infantry on 10 Jun 1865. Mustered out 24 Nov 1865 at San Antonio, Texas. Sources: (WHS red book vol 18, p194; vol 20, p44) (Buslett p412) (Ager p298) “Fjeld, Gustav A.” “Fields, Gustav”
FOSS, Ole J.
TX 3rd Cav Co G. CSA. Born “Ole Johannesen Alfstads (?)” on 10 Aug 1843 at VestreToten, Norway. Civil War: Enlisted for one year on 3 Jun 1861 at Jefferson, Texas. Private. Absent sick during Jul – Aug 1862 and Mar – Apr 1863. Taken prisoner on 15 Oct 1863 at Brownsville, Mississippi. Never exchanged. Post war: Died 27 Oct 1927 in Seattle, Washington. 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) “Foss, Oley J”
FREDRICKSON, Ole
WI 15th Inf Co D. Residence: Stoughton, Dane County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 19. Unmarried. Farmer. Blue eyes, dark hair, dark complexion, 5’7”. Enlisted for three years on 15 Dec 1861 at Stoughton. Mustered at Madison, Wisconsin, the following day. Private. Taken prisoner at Stone's River, Tennessee, on 31 Dec 1862. Paroled at Annapolis, Maryland, 28 Feb 1863 and sent to St Louis, Missouri. Sick in hospital in Chattanooga, Tennessee, 20 Oct 1863. Home in Wisconsin on sick leave 3 May 1864. Stayed away too long and was arrested, court-martialed, and sentenced to forfeit six months’ pay. Re-enlisted for three years on 1 Jan 1864 at Strawberry Plains, Tennessee. Re-mustered on 25 Apr 1864 at McDonald’s Station, Tennessee. To be given a 30-day furlough sometime before expiration of his original term of service. Transferred to WI 15th Inf Co H on 13 Feb 1865. Temporarily assigned to the Wisconsin 24th Infantry. Transferred to 13th Infantry, Company K, on 12 Jun 1865. Mustered out on 24 Nov 1865 at San Antonio, Texas. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 boxes 76-6,14; 78-3; red book vol 18, p194; vol 20, p58) (Buslett p441) (Ager p300) (Meeker) “Frederikson, Ole”
FUNKLEY, Peter H.
WI 27th Inf Co H. Residence: Madison, Dane County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 27. Blue eyes, light hair, light complexion, 5’11”. Enlisted for three years on 29 Dec 1863 at Madison. Mustered 7 Jan 1864 at Madison. Bounty $300, paid $60 at enlistment, $120 over succeeding pay days; $120 still due at muster out. Private. Joined H Company at Little Rock, Arkansas, on 3 May 1864, from the recruiting depot at Madison; $40 bounty due. Mustered out 29 Aug 1865 at Brownsville, Texas. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 boxes 129-13, 130-10, 131-14; red book vol 32)
GILBERTSEN, Gilbert
WI 27th Inf Co H. Residence: Vermont Township, Dane County, Wisconsin. Born 5 Dec 1843 at Sondre Aurdal, Hedalen, Valdres, Oppland, Norway, the son of Gulbrand Olsen Kongsbakke and Anna Olsen. Came to America with his parents in July 1861 to Black Earth, Wisconsin. Civil War: Age 18. Farmer. Light (sic) eyes, light hair, fair complexion, 5’8½”, stout build. Enlisted for three years on 15 Aug 1862 at Vermont. Mustered 25 Oct 1862 at Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Bounty $100, $75 still due at muster out. Private. Sent first to Columbus, Kentucky. Took part in the Little Rock, Arkansas, campaign and in battles at Okalona, Prairie d’Anne, Jenkins Ferry and Pine Bluff, all in Arkansas; and at Spanish Fort, Alabama. Was at Vicksburg, Mississippi. On 27 Oct 1864, he was listed as absent sick at Little Rock, Arkansas. On 30 Oct, he returned to duty. Absent sick in general hospital at New Orleans on 17 Feb 1865. On 5 Apr 1865, G. Gilbertsen is shown as joining the regiment from being absent sick at New Orleans General Hospital. Mustered out with company on 29 Aug 1865 at Brownsville, Texas. Post war: About 1868, he got a soldier’s claim in Swift County, Minnesota. On 19 Jul 1871 he married Mary Lien (Lee), who had been born 15 Feb 1851 in Norway. Twelve children. They moved to Grant County, Minnesota, in 1875, purchasing land in Erdahl township. Gilbert died 3 Jul 1924. His widow died 23 Mar 1942. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 boxes 129-10,17; 130-10, 131-14; red book vol 32) (“History of Douglas and Grant Counties, Minnesota”, by Constant Larson, publ 1916, B.F.Bowen & Co, Indianapolis.) (Ulvestad p283) (Letter, Dolores Barron, Minnetonka, Minnesota) (Letter, grand nephew Maurice Ranum, Mt Horeb, Wisconsin) “Gulbrandson, Gulbrand”.
GRAGARD, John J.
TX 3rd Cav Co E. CSA. Born “Hans Jacob Grogaard” on 24 Dec 1836 at Lillesand, Norway. Civil War: Enlisted for one year at Shelbyville, Shelby County, Texas, 23 May 1861. Private. Promoted to First Sergeant 20 Aug 1861. Became a private during regiment’s reorgnization in May 1862. Absent from Company E on special duty with the Regiment’s Commissary department from May until late 1862. Assigned to Regimental Staff as Acting Commissary and Subsistence Officer on 1 Jun 1863, and promoted to Captain that day. Captured at Rolling Fork, Mississippi, 23 Jun 1864. Exchanged near Vicksburg, Mississippi, 29 Jul 1864. Post War: Died 7 Jul 1899 at Pass Christian, Mississippi. Sources: (www.borgerkrigen.info)
GRAHN, Helge G.
Residence: Norse, Texas. From Bang, Hedemark, Norway. Civil War: Sergeant. Sources: (Ulvestad p259)
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, Ole
TX 11th Inf Co E. CSA. Born “Ole Kittelsen Grimeland” on 14 Dec 1841 at Emli, Norway. Civil War: Enlisted for the war in 1863. He had previously served about 18 months in an armory at Mound Prairie. Private. He was assigned to work as a gunsmith in the armory at Tyler, Texas, and served there throughout the war. Post war: He died on 17 Dec 1920 in Lampasas County, Texas and was buried in Oak Hill cemetery. Sources: (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)
GROGARD, Nicholas C.
TX 3rd Cav Co E. CSA. Born “Christian Nicolai Keyser Grogaard” on 17 Oct 1840 in Lillesand, Norway. Civil War: Enlisted for one year on 3 Jun 1861 at Shelbyville, Shelby County, Texas. Private. During May and June of 1863, he was on extra duty to procure horses. Promoted to Sergeant and transferred to Co F after Sep 1863. Wounded in fighting at Lost Mountain, Georgia, on 14 Jun 1864. Sometime in the fall of 1864, he rejoined his regiment at Canton, Mississippi, and was assigned as Commissary Sergeant. Promoted to First Sergeant. He was paroled 13 May 1865 at Jackson, Mississippi. Post war: Died 7 Sep 1919 at Jacksonville, 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) “Gragard, Nicholas”
GROGARD, Thomas F.
TX 1st Inf Co D. CSA. Born “Thomas Fasting Grogaard” on 24 Dec 1836 at Lillesand, Norway. Civil War: Enlisted for one year on 26 May 1861 at Linden, Cass County, Texas. Private. Discharged for disability on 9 Sep 1861 at Richmond, Virginia. On 10 May 1862, he enlisted again, this time for the war, at Marshall, Harrison County, Texas, and was assigned to TX 28th Cav Co F. Private. He was captured at Gaines Landing, Arkansas, on 20 Jul 1862. Exchanged near Vicksburg, Mississippi, in early Nov 1862. Was assigned to special duty in the Quartermaster Department on 25 May 1863. Was sick at Alexandria, Louisiana, 28 May 1863 to Aug 1863. Post war: Died on 10 Jan 1901, at Atlanta, Cass 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) “Gregard, Thomas”
GROVE, Albert T.
WI 27th Inf Co H. Residence: Pleasant Springs, Dane County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 18. Blue eyes, light hair, light complexion, 5’7”. Enlisted for three years on 22 Feb 1864 at Madison, Wisconsin. Mustered 1 Mar 1864 at Camp Randall, Madison. Private. Enrollment credited to Pleasant Spring, Dane County, Wisconsin. Bounty $300, $120 still due at muster out. Joined H Company as a recruit at Camden, Arkansas, on 21 Apr 1864 from the recruiting depot at Madison. Mustered out with company on 29 Aug 1865 at Brownsville, Texas. Post war: Married Betsey Otteson in October 1874. Seven children. They moved to Brandon, Colorado, in 1910. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 boxes 129-13,19; 130-10, 131-14; red book vol 32) (Boulder Historical Society) ("The Grov/Grove Family from Norway to America", by Sue Marvelyn Butterfield Picard, printed privately, 1986.)
GUNDERSON, Harvey
WI 13th Inf Co H. Residence: Whitewater, Walworth County, Wisconsin. Born 31 Jul 1840 in Valabaugh (sic), Norway. Civil War: Age 18. Farmer. Unmarried. Blue eyes, sandy hair, fair complexion, 5’6”. Enlisted for three years on 30 Sep 1861 at Whitewater, Wisconsin. Mustered 2 Nov 1861 at Janesville, Wisconsin. Private. Re-enlisted for three years on 23 Jan 1864 at Nashville, Tennessee. Bounty $400. Re-mustered 30 Jan 1864 at Nashville. Promoted to Corporal on 1 Jul 1865. Mustered out 24 Nov 1865 at San Antonio, Texas. Post war: Moved to Vermillion, South Dakota. Died of nephritis on 15 Jul 1917 and is buried in Bluff View Cemetery, Vermillion. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 64-10,15; red book vol 18, p156) (SDSHS, WPA Veterans Graves Registration, Clay County)
HAAGENSON, John
WI 13th Inf Co G. Residence: Spring Valley, Rock County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 19. Unmarried. Blue eyes, light brown hair, dark complexion, 5’4¾”. Volunteer recruit. Enlisted for one year on 9 Feb 1865 at Janesville, Wisconsin. Bounty $100. Mustered the same day. Private. Mustered out 24 Nov 1865 at San Antonio, Texas. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 64-13; red book vol 18, p138) “Hoganson, John”
HACKENSON, August
WI 27th Inf Co H. Residence: Pleasant Springs, Dane County, Wisconsin. Born in Sweden. Civil War: Age 31. Farmer. Enlisted for three years on 26 Feb 1864 at Madison, Wisconsin. Mustered 1 Mar 1864 at Madison. Bounty $300, $120 still due at muster out. Private. Joined the Wisconsin 27th on 21 Apr 1864 as a recruit. Mustered out with company on 29 Aug 1865 at Brownsville, Texas. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 boxes 130-10, 131-14; red book vol 32)
HAGEN, Ole Olsen
WI 27th Inf Co H. Residence: Vermont, Dane County, Wisconsin. Born in Valders, Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 26. Gray eyes, light hair, light complexion, 5’7”, stout build. Enlisted for three years on 21 Aug 1862 at Vermont. Mustered 25 Oct 1862 at Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Bounty $100, $75 still due at muster out. Private. Left sick at Helena, Arkansas, on 13 Aug 1863. Guarding mules on 28 Feb 1864. On 7 Oct 1864, he was sick in the post hospital at Pine Bluff, Arkansas. Joined company 2 Dec 1864 from sick at Pine Bluff. Mustered out with company on 29 Aug 1865 at Brownsville, Texas. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 boxes 129-10,17; 130-10, 131-14; red book vol 32) “Haugen, Ole”
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”
HALVERSON, Halver
WI 13th Inf Co G. Residence: Spring Grove, Green County, Wisconsin. Born in Winnebago, Illinois. Civil War: Age 18. Farmer. Unmarried. Enlisted for three years on 15 Sep 1861 at Spring Grove, Wisconsin. Mustered 17 Oct 1861 at Janesville, Wisconsin. Private. Re-enlisted 5 Jan 1864 at Nashville, Tennessee, and re-mustered there on 15 Jan 1864. Mustered out at San Antonio, Texas, on 24 Nov 1865. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 64-9; red book vol 18, p136)
HANSON, Anton
WI 35th Inf Co F. Residence: Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin. Civil War: Age 22. Enlisted for three years on 20 Jan 1864 at Milwaukee. Mustered there on 30 Jan 1864. Private. Mustered out 15 Mar 1866 at Brownsville, Texas. Sources: (WHS red book vol 40)
HANSON, Arne
WI 27th Inf Co H. Residence: Black Earth, Dane County, Wisconsin. Civil War: Age 23. Enlisted for three years on 5 Jan 1864 at Madison, Wisconsin. Bounty $300, $120 still due at muster out. Private. Recruit. Joined his regiment on 20 Feb 1864; assigned to Company H the next day. Left sick at Little Rock, Arkansas, since 20 Mar 1864. Mustered out with company on 29 Aug 1865 at Brownsville, Texas. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 boxes 129-10, 130-10; red book vol 32)
HANSON, Austin
WI 15th Inf Co E. Residence: Neshonoc, LaCrosse County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 29. Married. Blue eyes, light hair, sandy complexion, 6’. Enlisted for three years on 29 Feb 1864 at La Crosse, Wisconsin. Mustered there on 3 Mar 1864. Private. Joined the Company at Knoxville, Tennessee. Transferred to Company H at Whiteside, Tennessee, 20 Dec 1864. Temporarily assigned to the 24th Infantry. Transferred on 10 Jun 1865 to the Wisconsin 13th Infantry, Company I. Mustered out 24 Nov 1865 at San Antonio, Texas. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 76-7; red book vol 18, p178; vol 20, p74) (TAR) (Buslett p478) (Ager p304). “Hanson, Ansten”
HANSON, Charles
TX 3rd Inf Co D. CSA. Born Carl Hansen about 1839 at Fredrikshald, Norway. Civil War: Blue eyes, dark hair, 5’6”. Enlisted for the war on 12 Sep 1861 at Brownsville, Cameron County, Texas. Private. Asssigned to extra duty as a sailmaker from 1 to 30 Apr 1863 at Fort Brown, Texas. Promoted to Corporal in early May 1863, and to Sergeant on 15 May 1863. He was in Confederate General Hospital at Shreveport, Louisiana, from 12 to 21 Feb 1865, suffering from intermittent fever. Paroled at Galveston, Texas, on 5 Jul 1865. Sources: (www.borgerkrigen.info)
HANSON, Halvor
WI 13th Inf Co H. Residence: Delavan, Walworth County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 20. Unmarried. Blue eyes, light hair, fair complexion, 5’7”. Volunteer. Enlisted for three years on 29 Dec 1863 at Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Mustered there the same day. Private. Died of disease on 5 Oct 1865 at Victoria, Texas. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 64-10; red book vol 18, p156) (WLCW p65) (Love p1078)
HANSON, Ole
WI 15th Inf Co C. Residence: Racine, Racine County, Wisconsin. Born in Denmark. Civil War: Age 29. Farmer. Unmarried. Blue eyes, light hair, fair complexion, 5’3”. Enlisted for three years on 29 Nov 1862 at Racine. Mustered 5 Dec 1862 at Madison, Wisconsin. Private. Was an escort with the provision transport from Stevenson, Alabama, on 13 Oct 1863. Transferred to Company H at Whiteside, Tennessee, on 1 Jan 1865; then temporarily assigned to the 24th Infantry. Transferred to Company K of the 13th, on 12 Jun 1865. Mustered out 24 Nov 1865 at San Antonio, Texas. Sources: (WHS red book vol 18, p196; vol 20, p46) (Buslett p416) (Ager p298)
HANSON, Ole
WI 15th Inf Co K. Residence: East Troy, Cast Iron, Walworth County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 26. Married. Farmer. Blue eyes, light hair, light complexion, 5’10½”. Enlisted for three years on 15 Jan 1864 at Madison, Wisconsin, and mustered there on 17 Feb 1864. Private. Joined K Company at McDonalds Station, Tennessee, 26 Apr 1864. Taken prisoner at New Hope Church, Georgia, 27 May 1864. He is on a list of Andersonville prisoners of war. Assigned to Company H 10 Feb 1865. Temporarily assigned to the Wisconsin 24th Infantry. Transferred to WI 13th Inf Co I on 10 Jun 1865. Mustered out 24 1865 at San Antonio, Texas. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 76-13; red book vol 18, p178; vol 20, p144) (Buslett p625) (Ulvestad p288) (Ager p317) ancestry.com)
HANSON, Paul
WI 28th Inf Co F. Residence: Merton, Waukesha County, Wisconsin. Born in Denmark. Civil War: Age 21. Farmer. Blue eyes, auburn hair, light complexion, 5’7”. Enlisted for three years on 21 Aug 1862 at Merton. Mustered 13 Oct 1862 at Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Private. Mustered out at Brownsville, Texas, 23 Aug 1865. Sources: (WHS red book vol 33)
HANSON, Peter
WI 30th Inf Co B. Residence: Linden, Iowa County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 19. Unmarried. Blue eyes, light hair, medium complexion, 5’8”. Enlisted for three years on 21 Aug 1862 at Mineral Point, Wisconsin. Mustered 21 Oct 1862 at Madison, Wisconsin. Private. On leave 28 Jul 1863. On detached service at Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, on 25 Nov 1863. Promoted to Corporal 20 Jun 1865. Mustered out 20 Sep 1865 at Louisville, Kentucky. He was last heard to have died in Texas. Sources: (WHS red book vol 35) (Larsen p38)
HANSON, William
WI 13th Inf Co G. Residence: Beloit, Rock County, Wisconsin. Born in Uhursdahle (sic), Norway. Civil War: Blacksmith. Age 19. Unmarried. Blue eyes, light hair, dark (fair?) complexion, 6’ (5’8”?). Enlisted for three years on 8 Dec 1861 at Janesville, Wisconsin. Mustered there on 17 Dec 1861. Private. Re-enlisted for three years on 14 Dec 1863 at Nashville, Tennessee. Bounty $402. Re-mustered there on 15 Jan 1864. Mustered out 24 Nov 1865 at San Antonio, Texas. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 64-9,15; red book vol 18, p138)
HARSTAD, John F.
IL 59th Inf Co H. Residence: Aurora, Kane County, Illinois. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 19. Blue eyes, light hair, fair complexion, 5’10”. Enlisted for three years on 21 Oct 1863 at Aurora. Mustered the same day at Springfield, Illinois. Private. Sick at Nashville, Tennessee. Discharged from the service 8 Dec 1865 at New Braunfels, Texas. No discharge furnished. Sources: (ILSA reel 6 p47)
HAUFF, Henry Nikolai
WI 15th Inf Co E. Residence: Stoughton, Dane County, Wisconsin. Born in Sandefjord, Norway, 10 Oct 1836. In 1850, his father moved to Kristiania (now Oslo), where Henry became a clerk in a hardware store, and later a bookkeeper in a railroad freight office. In 1857 [His brother says 1856; Wilson’s biography says 1858], Hauff, George Wilson and Samuel Thodberg came to the US. Wilson became a Lieutenant Colonel. Thodberg joined the Confederate Army. Hauff worked for a time in a hardware store in Madison, Wisconsin. The three friends went off to Texas for a time. Hauff and Wilson came back to Wisconsin, where Hauff worked as a bookkeeper for a firm in Stoughton. Civil War: Age 25. Unmarried. Enlisted 14 Dec 1861 at Stoughton and mustered into WI 15th Inf Co G in Madison, Wisconsin on 11 Jan 1862. Commissioned First Lieutenant on 11 Jan 1862, effective from 14 Dec 1861. Was named acting Adjutant of the Regiment on 3 May 1862. Commissioned Regiment Adjutant at Danville, Kentucky, on 8 Oct 1862. Promoted to Captain of Company E on 25 May 1863 at Murfreesboro, Tennessee, with rank from 21 Jan 1863. Missing in battle of Chickamauga, Georgia, 19 Sep 1863, and found to have been killed in that action. The rebels held the battlefield for another two months and his body was never identified. He lies beneath an “Unknown” marker in the national cemetery at Chattanooga. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 boxes 76-2,7,9; 78-1; red book vol 20, p2,70,98) (TAR) (Buslett p462 photo) (Ulvestad p254) (Ager p69 photo; p290,302,311) (Quiner p 613, 622, 624, 625) (Gjertveit)
HELDT, William H.
NC First Arty, Co I. Born in Duplin County, North Carolina, son of Lazarus Heldt, born in Norway, and Jane Savage, born in North Carolina. Civil War: Later, he joined the NC Second Arty Co A. Post war: Moved to Cass County, Texas. Sources: (Email from Derwood Johnson, tovdal@aol.com)
HENDRICKSON, Andrew
IA 38th Inf Co E. Residence: Winneshiek County, Iowa. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 27. Enlisted 31 Jul 1862. Mustered 4 Nov 1862. Private. Transferred to IA 34th & 38th Infantry Consolidated Co K on 1 Jan 1865. Mustered out 15 Aug 1865 at Houston, Texas. Sources: (ISW-V p445, 880) (DGA)
HENDRICKSON, Thomas N.
IA 38th Inf Co E. Residence: Decorah, Winneshiek County, Iowa. Born in Kentucky. Civil War: Age 44. Enlisted 9 Aug 1862. Mustered 4 Nov 1862. Private. Transferred to the Iowa 34th & 38th Consolidated Infantry Regiment, Company K. Mustered out 15 Aug 1865 at Houston, Texas. Sources: (ISW-V cd)
HENDRICKSON, Thomas N., Jr.
IA 38th Inf Co E. Residence: Dubuque County, Iowa. Born in Wisconsin. Civil War: Age 18. Enlisted 3 Oct 1864. Mustered 6 Oct 1864. Private. Transferred to the Iowa 34th & 38th Consolidated Infantry Regiment Co K. Mustered out 15 Aug 1865 at Houston, Texas. Sources: (ISW-V cd)
HILJESON, Tollef
TX 19th Inf Co B. CSA. Born about 1830 in Norway. Civil War: Enlisted for three years or the war on 15 Feb 1862 at Mount Vernon. Private. Absent sick at Little Rock, Arkansas, during Nov and Dec 1862. Absent on detached assignment in Little Rock during Jan and Feb 1863. Wounded 7 Jun 1863 at Milliken’s Bend, Louisiana. Absent at Monroe, Louisiana, during June due to his wound. On leave 12 Aug to 24 Sep 1863. Sick in Confederate General Hospital in Shreveport, Louisiana, from 14 Jun 1864. May have died there. May have served using a different surname. Sources: (www.borgerkrigen.info)
HIRSCH, Christian J. B.
IL 89th Inf Co D. Residence: Chicago, Cook County, Illinois. Born in Norway. Civil War: Sailor. Age 21. Hazel eyes, light hair, fair complexion, 5’11”. Enlisted for 3 years on 8 Jan 1864 at Chicago and mustered there the same day. Private. Promoted to Corporal on 31 Jul 1864. Transferred to the Illinois 59th Infantry, Company H. Mustered out 8 Aug 1865 at Green Lake, Texas. Sources: (ILSA reel 6 p46, reel 8 p17)
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)
HOLVERSON, John
IA 38th Inf Co I. Residence: Howard County, Iowa. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 21. Enlisted 21 Aug 1862. Mustered 1 Oct 1862. Private. Transferred to IA 34th & 38th Infantry Consolidated, Co F, on 1 Jan 1865. Mustered out 15 Aug 1865, Houston, Texas. Sources: (ISW-V p442,883)
HUS, Borre
From Arendal. Civil War: Member of the Settlers "Home Guard", in the Indian Wars and served in Texas during the Civil war. Private. Post war: Went back to Norway. Sources: (Ulvestad p293)
ISAACSEN, John
WI 27th Inf Co H. Residence: Perry, Dane County, Wisconsin. Born in Aurdal, Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 22. Blue eyes, light hair, light complexion, 5’9”, stout build. Enlisted for three years on 15 Aug 1862 at Perry. Mustered 25 Oct 1862 at Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Bounty $100, $75 still due at muster out. Designated Sergeant at 22 Oct 1862. Sick at Duval’s Bluff, Arkansas, 29 Aug 1863. On detached service in Wisconsin 13 Aug 1864. On 29 Oct 1864, Sergeant Isaacsen is shown as rejoining Company H from detached service in Wisconsin. Promoted to First Sergeant on 6 Jul 1865. Mustered out with company on 29 Aug 1865 at Brownsville, Texas. On 25 Sep 1865, he was given a commission as a Brevet (honorary) Second Lieutenant. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 boxes 129-10,17; 130-10, 131-14; red book vol 32)
IVERSON, Iver
IA 21st Inf Co I. Residence: Winneshiek County, Iowa. Born in Norway. Married in 1863 to Betsey Johnston. Civil War: Age 35. Enlisted 19 Feb 1864. Mustered 19 Feb 1864. Private. Transferred to IA 34th & 38th Infantry Consolidated, Unassigned, on 12 Jul 1865. Mustered out 15 Aug 1865, Houston, Texas. Sources: (ISW-III p502, ISW-V p501) (Winneshiek County Marriage Records)
JACOBSEN, ?
Civil War: Private. Post war: Lived at Bosque County, Texas. Sources: (Ulvestad p295)
JACOBSEN, Julius
WI 28th Inf Co C. Residence: Oconomowoc, Waukesha County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Laborer. Married. Age 29. Brown eyes, dark hair, dark complexion, 5’7”, slim build. Enlisted for three years on 13 Aug 1862 at Oconomowoc, Wisconsin. Mustered the same day at Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Private. Mustered out at Brownsville, Texas, 23 Aug 1865. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 132-5; red book vol 33)
JACOBSON, Jacob
WI 27th Inf Co I. Residence: Port Washington, Ozaukee County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 22. Blue eyes, dark hair, light complexion, 5’7”. Enlisted for three years on 28 Nov 1862 at Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Mustered 29 Dec 1862 at Milwaukee. Bounty $100, $75 still due at muster out. Private. Mustered out 29 Aug 1865 at Brownsville, Texas. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 130-11)
JENSEN, Chris
From Arendal, Norway. Civil War: Private. Post war: Lived at Norse, 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
WI 28th Inf Co F. Residence: Merton, Waukesha County, Wisconsin. Born in Lolland, Denmark, on 23 Nov 1835. Civil War: Age 27. Farmer. Blue eyes, brown hair, fair complexion, 5’4”. Enlisted for three years on 21 Aug 1862 at Merton. Mustered 13 Oct 1862 at Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Private. He was married on 14 Dec 1862 to Petrrine Matilde Katrine Berg (1840-1929). Mustered out at Brownsville, Texas, 23 Aug 1865. Post war: He became a farmer in Linden Township, Brown County, Minnesota. Six children. He died in Madelia, Watonwan County, Minnesota. Sources: (WHS red book vol 33) (Naeseth-Hedberg ’49-2557)
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”
JENSEN, Ole
TX 3rd Cav Co G. CSA. Residence: Kaufman County, Texas. Born Ole Jensen Moglebustad on 30 Jan 1841 in Holt, Norway. Civil War: Enlisted for one year on 3 Jun 1861 at Jefferson, Texas. Private. Detached to ride during Mar – Apr 1863 with the 21st Georgia Cavalry Battalion, also known as White’s Battalion. Post war: Died in 1867 (or 1875) in Anderson 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) (Ulvestad p295) “Jenson, Oley”
JENSEN, Peder
Residence: Kaufman County, Texas. Civil War: Private. Killed (or died from other causes) in 1864 during the war. Sources: (Ulvestad p295)
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.”
JENSON, Jens
TX CSA. Born “Jens Jensen Angelstad” on 23 Sep 1821 in Holt, Norway. Civil War: Post war: Died 20 Nov 1888 in Brownsboro, Texas. Widow Sarah Jenson filed for a Confederate pension. Sources: (www.borgerkrigen.info)
JENSON, Peder
TX CSA. Born “Peder Jensen Moglebustad” on 9 Mar 1843 at Holt, Norway. Civil War: Presumed to have been killed in action in 1864. Sources: (Ulvestad p295) (www.borgerkrigen.info)
JOHNSON, Andrew
WI 27th Inf Co H. Residence: Pewaukee, Waukesha County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 23. Brown eyes, dark hair, fair complexion, 5’8”. Enlisted for three years on 26 Mar 1864 at Madison, Wisconsin. Mustered 5 Apr 1864 at Madison. Bounty $300, $160 still due at muster out. Private. Joined Company H at Little Rock, Arkansas, on 3 May 1864, from the recruiting depot at Madison. Mustered out with company on 29 Aug 1865 at Brownsville, Texas. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 boxes 129-14,19; 131-14; red book vol 32)
JOHNSON, Chris
IL 28th Inf Co I Re-organized. Residence: Edgington, Rock Island County, Illinois. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 27. Gray eyes, brown hair, light complexion, 5’8”. Enlisted for one year on 28 Feb 1865 at Edgington. Mustered 22 Mar 1865 at Camp Butler, Illinois. Mustered out 28 Feb 1866 at Brownsville, Texas. Private. Sources: (ILSA reel 17 p31)
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)
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, Ephraim
WI 27th Inf Co D. Residence: Manitowoc, Manitowoc County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 37. Blue eyes, dark hair, light complexion, 5’8”. Enlisted for one year on 19 Sep 1864 at Manitowoc. Mustered 7 Oct 1864 at Madison, Wisconsin. Private. Recruit. Joined the company from recruiting depot on 8 Nov 1864. Bounty $100, $33.33 still due at muster out. Private. Mustered out with company on 14 Jul 1865 at Clarksville, Texas. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 boxes 129-14, 130-6, 131-10; red book vol 32)
JOHNSON, Gulick
WI 11th Inf Co G. Residence: Deerfield, Dane County, Wisconsin. Born in Bergen, Norway. Civil War: Age 26. Farmer. Unmarried. Gray eyes, brown hair, dark complexion, 5’7½”. Enlisted for three years on 11 Sep 1861 in Dane County. Mustered 10 Oct 1861 at Madison, Wisconsin. Private. Re-enlisted for three years on 4 Jan 1864 at Indianola, Texas. Re-mustered 13 Feb 1864 at Indianola. Promoted to Corporal on 1 Aug 1864. Took part in battles at Cook, Arkansas; Vicksburg, Mississippi; Spanish Fort and Blakely, Alabama. Sources: (WHS red book vol 16 p140)
JOHNSON, Henry
IL 21st Inf Co D. Residence: China, Lee County, Illinois. Born in Denmark. Civil War: Age 27. Farmer. Blue eyes, brown hair, fair complexion, 5’5”. Enlisted for one year on 24 Mar 1865 at Dixon, Illinois, and mustered there the same day. Private. Transferred from IL 75th Inf. Discharged 16 Dec 1865 at San Antonio, Texas. Sources: (ILSA reel two p 22)
JOHNSON, J. A.
TX 11th Cav Co ?. CSA. Born in Sweden. Civil War: Age 19. Enrolled Aug 1861. Post war: Moved from Minnesota to Cass County, Dakota Territory, in March 1880. Sources: (1885 Special Census, Dakota Territory)
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, Jonas
WI 13th Inf Co A. Residence: Janesville, Rock County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Shoemaker. Age 33. Blue eyes, light hair, light complexion, 5’9¼”. Volunteer. Enlisted for three years on 28 Dec 1863 at Janesville, Wisconsin. Bounty $302. Mustered the same day. Private. Mustered out 24 Nov 1865 at San Antonio, Texas. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 64-14; red book vol 18, p18) “Johanson, Jen”
JOHNSON, Louis C.
WI 15th Inf Co E. Residence: Buffalo City, Buffalo County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 28. Farmer. Married. Gray eyes, light hair, fair complexion, 5’9”. Enlisted for three years on 22 Feb 1864 in La Crosse County. Mustered the same day at La Crosse. Private. Joined Company E at Knoxville, Tennessee. Sick in hospital 3 May 1864. Transferred to Company H at Whiteside, Tennessee. Given 30 day furlough, 29 Jan 1865. Temporarily assigned to the 24th Infantry. Transferred to the Wisconsin 13th Infantry, Company I, on 11 Jun 1865. Mustered out 24 Nov 1865 at San Antonio, Texas. Name is "Louis" on all pay rosters except the final one, in which he is listed "Lewis". Post war: Lived at Viroqua, Vernon County, Wisconsin. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 76-13; red book vol 18, p178; vol 20, p74) (TAR) (Buslett p482) (Ager p304) [One red book listing gives residence as Onalaska, La Crosse County.] “Johnson, Lewis C.”
JOHNSON, Nels
IL 44th Inf Co B. Born in Norway. Civil War: Sailor. Age 36. Blue eyes, dark hair, dark complexion, 5’8”. Enlisted for one year on 8 Oct 1864 at Joliet, Illinois, as a substitute for Elef H. Elefson. Mustered there the same day. Private. Mustered out 25 Sep 1865 at Camp Irwin (?), Texas. Sources: (ILSA reel 4 p61)
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)
JOHNSON, Peter
IL 21st Inf Co F. Residence: Greenville, Henderson County, Illinois. Born in Sweden. Civil War: Age 28. Farmer. Blue eyes, auburn hair, light complexion, 5’7½” Enlisted for one year on 18 Feb 1865 at Quincy, Illinois. Mustered on 22 Feb 1865 at Quincy. Private. Transferred from IL 84th Inf. Discharged 16 Dec 1865 at San Antonio, Texas. Sources: (ILSA reel two p 31)
JOHNSON, Severt
WI 27th Inf Co H. Residence: Christiania, Dane County, Wisconsin. Born in Voss, Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 21. Blue eyes, light hair, light complexion, 5’7½”, medium build. Enlisted for three years on 13 Aug 1862 at Christiania. Mustered 25 Oct 1862 at Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Bounty $100, $75 still due at muster out. Private. Left sick at Helena, Arkansas, 13 Aug 1863. Absent sick at Duval’s Bluff, Arkansas, 29 Aug 1863. On detached service “guarding boat”, 3 Mar 1864. On 12 Oct 1864, absent sick and sent north to general hospital at Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin. On 3 Apr 1865, he is shown as returning to duty from absent sick at Prairie du Chien. Mustered out with company on 29 Aug 1865 at Brownsville, Texas. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 boxes 129-10,17,19; 130-10, 131-14; red book vol 32) “Johnson, Sivert”
JORGENSEN, Nils
WI 27th Inf Co H. Residence: Perry, Dane County, Wisconsin. Born in Christiansand, Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 18. Blue eyes, light hair, light complexion, 5’9”, stout build. Enlisted for three years on 15 Aug 1862 at Perry. Mustered 25 Oct 1862 at Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Bounty $100, $75 still due at muster out. Private. Sick at Duval’s Bluff, Arkansas, 29 Aug 1863. Mustered out with company on 29 Aug 1865 at Brownsville, Texas. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 boxes 129-10, 130-10, 131-14; red book vol 32)
KNUDSEN, A.
From Arendal, Norway. Civil War: Private. Post war: Lived in Van Zandt County, Texas. Sources: (Ulvestad p302)
KNUDSEN, K. S.
Residence: Norse, Texas. From Lille Ramse in Omli Prestegjeld, Nedenæs Amt, Norway. Civil War: Private. Sources: (Ulvestad p302)
KNUDSEN, Niels
WI 15th Inf Co A. Residence: Chicago, Illinois. From Stavanger, Norway. Civil War: Age 27. Unmarried. Enlisted for three years on 28 Oct 1861 at Chicago. Mustered 15 Nov 1861 at Madison, Wisconsin. Private. Under arrest at Mississippi River Island No. 10 on 17 May 1862, and disappeared from jail on 11 Jul 1862 and was never mustered out. Post war: Was said to be living in Norse, Texas, after the war. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 76-3; red book vol 20 p 18) (Buslett p358) (Hedberg)
KNUDSEN, Nels
From Stavanger, Norway. Civil War: Private. Post war: Lived in Norse, Texas. Sources: (Ulvestad p302) “Canutesen, Nels”
KNUDSON, Aanon
TX CSA. Born “Aanon Knudsen Reierselmoen” on 15 May 1836 in Froland, Norway. Civil War: Post war: Died 22 Nov 1906 at Four Mile,Van Zandt County, Texas. Sources: (Ulvestad p302) (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)
KNUDSON, Nels
IA 38th Inf Co E. Residence: Decorah, Winneshiek County, Iowa. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 27. Enlisted 15 Aug 1862. Mustered 4 Nov 1862. Private. Transferred to Iowa 34th & 38th Infantry Consolidated Company K on 1 Jan 1865. Mustered out 15 Aug 1865, Houston, Texas. Sources: (ISW-V p451,889) (DGA) “Knudson, Niels”
KNUDSON, Ole
TN 17th Inf Co C. CSA. Residence: Marshall, Texas. Born “Ole Knutsen” in Norway. Civil War: Blue eyes, light brown hair, light complexion, 5’10”.Enlisted for one year on 15 May 1861 at Camp Harris, Tennessee. Private. Promoted to Sergeant in May 1862. Captured at Chickmauga, Georgia, 19 Sep 1863. Sent to Louisville, Kentucky, Military Prison, and transferred on 4 Oct 1863 to Camp Douglas, Chicago, Illinois. On 23 Mar 1865, he was transferred to Point Lookout, Maryland, where he took an oath of allegiance to the Union on 28 Jun 1865. He was given transportation to Galveston, Texas. Sources: (www.borgerkrigen.info)
KNUDSON, Ole
WI 27th Inf Co D. Residence: Manitowoc, Manitowoc County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 39. Blue eyes, light hair, light complexion, 6’. Enlisted for one year on 19 Sep 1864 at Manitowoc. Mustered 7 Oct 1864 at Madison. Bounty $100, $33.33 still due at muster out. Private. Recruit. Joined D Company from recruiting depot on 8 Nov 1864. Sick in regimental hospital at Little Rock, Arkansas, in December. Sick in general hospital at Little Rock since 3 Feb 1865. Mustered out with company on 14 Jul 1865 at Clarksville, Texas. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 boxes 129-14, 130-6,12, 131-10; red book vol 32)
KNUDSON, Trond
WI 27th Inf Co K. Residence: Manitowoc, Manitowoc County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 36. Blue eyes, dark hair, dark complexion, 5’7”. Enlisted for one year on 20 Sep 1864 at Manitowoc. Mustered on 7 Oct 1864 at Madison, Wisconsin. Bounty $100. Private. Recruit. Joined K Company from recruiting depot on 7 Nov 1864. Mustered out at Clarksville, Texas, on 14 Jul 1865. Post war: Buried at West cemetery, Valders, Wisconsin; stone reads “6 Sep 1828 – 17 Aug 1889”. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 boxes 129-14, 130-12; red book vol 32) (Wisconsin Cemetery Records) (Hedberg) “Knudtson, Trond”
KNUTESON, C. W.
TX 15th Inf Co K. CSA. Civil War: Private. Enlisted 12 Apr 1862 at Velasco, Texas. Sources: ("Norwegian Soldiers in Confederate Forces" by C.A.Clausen & Derwood Johnson, publ. in Norwegian-American Studies, volume 25, Northfield, Minnesota. p114)
KNUTSEN, Sjur
WI 28th Inf Co K. Residence: Primrose, Dane County, Wisconsin. Born in Christensend, Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Unmarried. Age 19. Blue eyes, light hair, light complexion, 5’6”, stout build. Enlisted for three years on 19 Aug 1862 at Primrose. Mustered 14 Oct 1862 at Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Private. Mustered out 23 Aug 1865 at Brownsville, Texas. Post war: Lived at Primrose. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 132-12,14; red book vol 33) (Ulvestad p303) “Knudsen, Sjur”
KNUTSON, Ole
WI 35th Inf Co F. Residence: Christiania, Dane County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Shoemaker. Age 36. Enlisted for three years on 20 Jan 1864 at Christiania. Mustered 30 Jan 1864 at Camp Washburn, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Bounty paid $60, a portion of amount due. Private. Mustered out 15 Mar 1866 at Brownsville, Texas. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 157-8; red book vol 40)
LARSON, Andrew
IA 38th Inf Co D. Residence: Highland, Iowa. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 18. Enlisted 22 Aug 1862. Mustered 4 Nov 1862. Private. Transferred to Iowa 34th & 38th Infantry Consolidated Company H on 1 Jan 1865. Mustered out 15 Aug 1865, Houston, Texas. Post war: In 1890, he was living in Lamberton, Redwood County, Minnesota. Sources: (ISW-V p454,892) (1890 Veterans and Widows Census, Minnesota, No.123, roll 22)
LARSON, Borge
IL 44th Inf Co B. Born in Norway. Civil War: Carpenter. Age 26. Gray eyes, brown hair, light complexion, 5’9”. Enlisted for one year on 10 Oct 1864 at Joliet, Illinois, as a substitute for Hans Hagen. Mustered there the same day. Private. Mustered out 25 Sep 1865 at Camp Irwin (?), Texas. Sources: (ILSA reel 4 p61)
LARSON, Johannes
WI 27th Inf Co H. Residence: Christiania, Dane County, Wisconsin. Born 26 Jul 1843 in Vardal, Oppland, Norway, son of Lars Larsen and Sophie Syvertsdatter of East Skaarstadeie. Came to America in 1861. Civil War: Farmer. Age 21. Blue eyes, light hair, light complexion, 5’4”, medium build. Enlisted for three years on 14 Aug 1862 at Christiania. Mustered 25 Oct 1862 at Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Bounty $100, $75 still due at muster out. Private. Sick at Duval’s Bluff, Arkansas, 29 Aug 1863. Left sick at Little Rock, Arkansas, 23 Mar 1864. On 27 Jun 1864, he was at Madison, Wisconsin, hospital. Absent without leave 28 Jun 1864. On 14 Sep 1864, he rejoined Company H from being absent sick at Madison, Wisconsin. Promoted to Corporal on 13 Jul 1865. Mustered out with company on 29 Aug 1865 at Brownsville, Texas. Post war: Married 14 Apr 1869 to Ingeborg Andersdatter Linaas (1844-1900). Farmed in Union County, South Dakota. Johannes was married a second time, on 8 Sep 1904, to Mary Sellberg Peterson (1856-1937). He died 12 Jan 1922 in Sioux City, Iowa. Buried in North Brule Creek Cemetery, Elk Point, South Dakota, block 1, lot 4, grave 4. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 boxes 129-10,17; 130-10, 131-14; red book vol 32) (SDSHS WPA Veterans Cemetery Records, Union County) (Naeseth-Hedberg ’49-3116) (Oudenstad p388) (email, Marian Aaker aakerhus@earthlink.net) “Larson, John”
LARSON, Lars
TX Hv Arty 3rd Reg Co A. CSA. Born about 1833 in Norway. Civil War: Enlisted for the war at Harrisburg, 25 Jun 1861. Private. Detailed as boatman in Galveston Bay 1 Oct 1861 to 10 Feb 1862. In hospital at Houston, Texas, 20-25 Feb 1863. In hospital at Columbus, Texas, 16 Aug 1864. Deserted from Brownsville Texas. Paroled Jun 1865 at Galveston, Texas. Sources: (www.borgerkrigen.info)
LARSON, Nels
WI 35th Inf Co F. Residence: Christiania, Dane County, Wisconsin. Born in Telemark, Norway, in 1827, son of a shoemaker. Came to America in 1851. Married in 1853 to Christine Olsdatter. Six children, Ole, Louise, Louis, Nels, Caroline, Andrew, all born in Wisconsin. Civil War: Brick maker. Age 37. Black eyes, dark hair, fair complexion, 6’. Enlisted for three years on 20 Jan 1864 at Christiania. Mustered 30 Jan 1864 at Camp Washburn, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Bounty paid $60 (a portion of amount due). Private. Mustered out 15 Mar 1866 at Brownsville, Texas. Post war: Nels Larson later moved to Eglon township, Clay County, Minnesota. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 157-8; red book vol 40) (email, Jeen M. Ruff <jmbr43@uslink.net> quoting “The Northern, Minnesota Book” p865)
LARSON, Ole
IL 44th Inf Co B. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 39. Blue eyes, brown hair, light complexion, 5’5”. Enlisted for one year on 1 Oct 1864 at Joliet, Illinois, as a substitute for David Borenbuck (sp?). Mustered there the same day. Private. Mustered out 25 Sep 1865 at Camp Irwin (?), Texas. Sources: (ILSA reel 4 p61)
LARUM, Iver C.
WI 27th Inf Co H. Civil War: Age 26. Enlisted for three years on 5 Jan 1864 at Madison, Wisconsin. Enlistment credited to Black Earth, Dane County, Wisconsin. Mustered 13 Jan 1864 at Madison. Bounty $300, $120 still due at muster out. Private. Joined the regiment on 20 Feb 1864; assigned to Company H the next day. On 18 Oct 1864, he rejoined the regiment from detached service with the Boat Guard at Little Rock, Arkansas. Mustered out with company on 29 Aug 1865 at Brownsville, Texas. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 boxes 129-17, 130-10, 131-14; red book vol 32) “Lerum, Iver”
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)
LAWSON, John
IL 21st Inf Co K. Residence: Savannah, Carroll County, Illinois. Born in Sweden. Civil War: Age 35. Tailor. Blue eyes, light hair, fair complexion, 5’3”. Enlisted for one year on 28 Mar 1865 at Dixon, Illinois, and mustered there the same day. Private. Recruit. Transferred from IL 96th Inf. Mustered out 17 Dec 1865 at San Antonio, Texas. Sources: (ILSA reel two p 52)
LEE, Andrew
IA 38th Inf Co H. Residence: Eldorado, Fayette County, Iowa. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 18. Enlisted 2 Jan 1864. Mustered 4 Jan 1864. Private. Transferred to Iowa 34th & 38th Infantry Consolidated Company H on 1 Jan 1865. Mustered out 15 Aug 1865, Houston, Texas. Sources: (ISW-V p454,893)
LEE, Martin
IA 38th Inf Co H. Residence: Eldorado, Iowa. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 18. Enlisted 12 Aug 1862. Mustered 17 Sep 1862. Private. Transferred to IA 34th & 38th Inf Consolidated Co H on 1 Jan 1865. Mustered out 15 Aug 1865 at Houston, Texas. Sources: (ISW-V p893)
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)
LEM, Lewis H.
IL 62nd Inf. Residence: Neoge, Cumberland County, Illinois. Born 10 Jan 1845 in Lordalsoren, Bergens Stift, Norway. Civil War: Age 18. Farmer. Blue eyes, light hair, light complexion, 5’11¾”. Enlisted for three years on 15 Dec 1863 in Danville, Illinois. Private. Post war: Married on 21 May 1866 near Aetna, Illinois, to Sarah Jane Hyatt. Four children. In 1915, he was living at Walsenburg, Colorado. Sources: (Enlistment paper and federal pension form, copies provided by his descendant, George E. Lem, Houston, Texas) “Lem, Louis H” “Lem, Ludvig Hennigsen”
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)
LINDBERG, Nils
Residence: Kaufman County, Texas. From Hedemarken, Norway. Civil War: Private. Died of Disease (or was killed) during the war. Sources: (Ulvestad p307)
LINDHOLM, Charles
IL 59th Inf Co D. Residence: Chicago, Cook County, Illinois. Civil War: Age 18. Enlisted for three years on 2 Nov 1863 at Chicago. Mustered 12 Nov 1863 at Springfield, Illinois. Private. Mustered out 5 Dec 1865 at New Braunfels, Texas. Sources: (ILSA reel 6 p23)
LINMARK, Gust
Spanish-American War: Private. Post war: Lived in Bosque County, Texas. Sources: (Ulvestad p307)
LOSCHE, Charles F.
IA 38th Inf Consolidated. Regimental Staff. Residence not shown. Born in Denmark. Civil War: Age 23. Appointed Adjutant 11 Oct 1863. Mustered 23 Oct 1863. Transferred to IA 34th & 38th Inf. Field and Staff as Adjutant on 1 Jan 1865. Mustered out 15 Aug 1865 at Houston, Texas. Sources: (ISW-V cd p145, p8)
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)
MADSON, Ole
WI 27th Inf Co D. Residence: Manitowoc, Manitowoc county, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Sailor. Age 20. Blue eyes, dark hair, dark complexion, 5’9”. Enlisted for one year on 19 Sep 1864 at Manitowoc. Mustered 15 Oct 1864 at Madison, Wisconsin. Private. Recruit. Bounty $100, $33.33 still due at muster out. Joined the company from recruiting depot on 27 Dec 1864. Mustered out with company on 14 Jul 1865 at Clarksville, Texas. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 boxes 129-14, 130-6, 131-10; red book vol 32)
MALGA, Christa
IL 29th Inf Co I. Residence: Carlinville, Macoupin County, Illinois. Born in Skien, Norway. Civil War: Bootmaker. Age 37. Unmarried. Gray eyes, light hair, light complexion, 5’3¼”. Enlisted for three years on 11 Aug 1861 at Springfield, Illinois. Private. Re-enlisted on 1 Jan 1864 at Natchez, Mississippi, and mustered there on 27 Feb 1864. Mustered out 6 Nov 1865 at Hempstead, Texas. Sources: (ILSA reel three p 49, 50) “Malga, Christy”
MARTHINUSEN, Rasmus
WI 27th Inf Co H. Residence: Burke, Dane County, Wisconsin. Born in Strejen (sic), Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 22. Blue eyes, light hair, light complexion, 5-9”, stout build. Enlisted for three years on 21 Aug 1862 at Burke. Mustered 25 Oct 1862 at Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Bounty $100, $75 still due at muster out. Private. Absent with leave 27 Dec 1863. Absent sick at Madison, Wisconsin, having arrived at Harvey hospital there on 26 Jan 1864. Rejoined company on 28 May 1864. This name is on a list, 27 Oct 1864, of men absent sick at Little Rock, Arkansas. On 30 Oct, he was returned to duty. Mustered out with company on 29 Aug 1865 at Brownsville, Texas. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 boxes 129-10,17,19; 130-10, 131-14; red book vol 32) “Mathinesen, Rasmus”.
MATHIASSON, John M.
IA 38th Inf Co H. Residence: Eldorado, Iowa. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 32. Enlisted 14 August 1862. Mustered 4 Nov 1862. Private. Transferred to IA 34th & 38th Infantry Consolidated, Company H, on 1 Jan 1865. Mustered out 15 Aug 1865, Houston, Texas. Sources: (ISW-V p462,899)
MELLAAS, Gilbert O.
IA 38th Inf Co D. Residence: Bluffton, Winneshiek County, Iowa. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 24. Enlisted 21 Aug 1862. Mustered 4 Nov 1862. Private. Promoted Corporal 9 Oct 1864. Transferred to Iowa 34th & 38th Infantry Consolidated, Company H, on 1 Jan 1865. Mustered out 15 Aug 1865, Houston, Texas. Sources: (ISW-V p462,897)
MICHAELSON, Andrew
IL 91st Inf Co E. Residence: Lisbon, Kendall County, Illinois. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 23. Unmarried. Blue eyes, light hair, light complexion, 5’5”. Enlisted for three years on 8 Aug 1862 at Lisbon. Mustered 8 Sep 1862 at Camp Butler, Illinois. Private. Died of disease on 15 Dec 1864 at Brazos Santiago, Texas. Sources: (ILSA reel 8 p16)
MICKELSEN, Lewis
WI 27th Inf Co H. Residence: Vermont, Dane County, Wisconsin. Born in Vang, Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 18. Blue eyes, brown hair, brown (sic) complexion, 5’8½”, stout build. Enlisted for three years on 21 Aug 1862 at Vermont. Mustered 25 Oct 1862 at Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Bounty $100, $75 still due at muster out. Private. Sick at Duval’s Bluff, Arkansas, 29 Aug 1862. Left sick at Little Rock, Arkansas, 23 Mar 1864. On 6 Oct 1864, he was detached to guard the Little Rock, Arkansas, boat docks. Mustered out with company on 29 Aug 1865 at Brownsville, Texas. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 boxes 129-10,17; 130-10, 131-14; red book vol 32)
MUNSON, Torger
WI 13th Inf Co I. Residence: Clayton, Crawford County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 44. Farmer. Married. Hazel eyes, black hair, dark complexion, 5’9”. Enlisted for three years on 26 Feb 1864 at La Crosse, Wisconsin, and mustered there the same day. Private. Transferred here from WI 15th Inf Co B on 11 Jun 1865. Mustered out on 24 Nov 1865 at San Antonio, Texas. Sources: (WHS red book vol 18, p180)
MUSEUS, Hans B.
WI 15th Inf Co D. Residence: Oconomowoc, Waukesha County, Wisconsin. From Kristiania, Norway. Civil War: Age 45. Married. Blue eyes, gray hair, light complexion, 5’7”. Enlisted for three years on 8 Jan 1862 at Oconomowoc, and mustered at Madison, Wisconsin, 18 Jan 1862. Private. Discharged from the service for disability, 7 Aug 1862, at Jacinto, Mississippi. Enlisted again for one year on 1 Sep 1864 at Madison, Wisconsin. Enlistment credited to Windsor, Dane County, Wisconsin. Mustered 9 Sep 1864 at Madison. Bounty $100. Private. Discharged at Clarksville, Texas, on 19 Jul 1865. Post war: Died at Barron County, Wisconsin. Hans was father of Carl & Halvor. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 boxes 76-6, 78-3, 132-13; red book vol 20, p62; vol 33) (Ulvestad p311) (Buslett p452) (Ager p302) (Hedberg) “Musdus, Hans”
NATVIG, Henry O.
WI 27th Inf Co H. Residence: Christiania, Dane County, Wisconsin. Born 3 Jan 1829 at Årdal, Sogn og Fjordane, Norway, son of Ole Thorkelsen Natvik and Anna Hermansdatter Kinserdal. He, his parents, and three brothers, came to America in 1847 to the Koshkonong settlement in Dane County, Wisconsin. He moved by 1860 to Wood County, Wisconsin. Civil War: Mechanic. Age 33. Blue eyes, dark hair, light complexion, 5’8”, stout build. Enlisted for three years on 12 Aug 1862 at Christiania. Mustered 25 Oct 1862 at Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Bounty $100, $75 still due at muster out. Designated Corporal 22 Oct 1862. Promoted to Sergeant 28 May 1864. Mustered out with company on 29 Aug 1865 at Brownsville, Texas. Post war: Married, 20 Jan 1868, to Mary E. Warren (1851-1941). Four children. Moved in 1871 to Chaseburg, Vernon County, Wisconsin, where he operated a sawmill. Died 14 May 1921. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 129-10, 130-10; red book vol 32) (Naeseth ’47-1047) (Ulvestad p 311) “Natvig, Hans” “Natvik, Hans Olsen” “Natwick, Henry Olsen”
NEILSEN, Lars C.
WI 28th Inf Co F. Residence: Merton, Waukesha County, Wisconsin. Born in Denmark. Civil War: Age 25. Farmer. Blue eyes, brown hair, fair complexion, 5’5”. Enlisted for three years on 21 Aug 1862 at Merton. Mustered 13 Oct 1862 at Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Private. Mustered out at Brownsville, Texas, 23 Aug 1865. Sources: (WHS red book vol 33)
NEILSEN, Neils Peter
WI 28th Inf Co F. Residence: Merton, Waukesha County, Wisconsin. Born in Denmark. Civil War: Age 22. Farmer. Blue eyes, brown hair, fair complexion, 5’4”. Enlisted for three years on 21 Aug 1862 at Merton. Mustered 13 Oct 1862 at Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Private. Discharged for disability on 19 Jul 1865 at Clarksville, Texas. Post war: In 1890, a veteran by this name was living at 221 Pleasant St., Mankato, Blue Earth County, Minnesota. Sources: (WHS red book vol 33) (1890 Veterans and Widows Census, Minnesota, No.123, roll 22) “Nelson, Nels P.”
NELSON, Christian C.
WI 11th Inf Co K. Residence: Clayton, Winnebago County, Wisconsin. Born in Denmark. Civil War: Age 25. Farmer. Unmarried. Blue eyes, brown hair, fair complexion, 6’. Enlisted for three years on 25 Sep 1861 at Neenah, Wisconsin. Mustered 18 Oct 1861 at Madison, Wisconsin. Private. Took part in General Curtis’ Arkansas campaign in 1862. Promoted to Corporal 25 Jul 1862. Took part in General Davidson’s Missouri campaign in 1863, and General Grant’s Mississippi Campaign in 1863. Was in the battles of Port Gibson 1 May 1863, Champion Hills, 16 May 1863, Big Black River Bridge 17 May 1863. Wounded in the assault on Vicksburg 22 May 1863. Took part in an expedition to Texas in 1863. Promoted to Sergeant 10 Feb 1864. Died in a hospital at New Orleans, Louisiana, 10 Oct 1864. “A good soldier”. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 52-12; red book vol 16, p204)
NELSON, Edward
IA 33rd Inf Co H. Residence: Des Moines, Iowa. Born in Sweden. Civil War: Age 18. Enlisted 17 Feb 1864. Mustered the same day. Private. Transferred to 34th & 38th Consolidated Inf Co I on 12 Jul 1865. Mustered out 15 Aug 1865 at Houston, Texas. Sources: (ISW-V cd p81, p214)
NELSON, Frank
IA 33rd Inf Co G. Residence: Webster County, Iowa. Born in Sweden. Civil War: Age 21. Enlisted 11 Jan 1865. Mustered the same day. Private. Transferred to 34th & 38th Consolidated Inf Co G on 12 Jul 1865. Mustered out 15 Aug 1865 at Houston, Texas. Sources: (ISW-V cd p81, p213)
NELSON, Isaac
WI 27th Inf Co H. Born in Bergen Parish, Norway, 24 Feb 1847. Came to America in 1854 with his parents. Settled in Dane County, Wisconsin. Civil War: Age 18. Enlisted for three years on 4 Jan 1864 at Richmond, Walworth County, Wisconsin. Mustered 21 Jan 1864 at Madison, Wisconsin. Bounty $300, $120 still due at muster out. Recruit. Private. Joined the 27th Regiment on 20 Feb 1864; assigned to Company H the next day. On 11 Sep 1864, he was assigned to the ambulance corps. On 10 Mar 1865, he is shown as detailed as Orderly at Regimental Headquarters. Mustered out with company on 29 Aug 1865 at Brownsville, Texas. Post war: He took name “Erik N. Falk”, and he enrolled at Rush Medical College in Chicago, becoming an M.D. in 1870. He eventually established a practice in Caledonia, Traill County, North Dakota. In 1885, he established the “Traill County Times” newspaper. In 1886, he became postmaster of Caledonia. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 boxes 129-13,17; 130-10, 131-5,14; red book vol 32) (Grimsrud) “Falk, Eric”
NELSON, John
WI 35th Inf Co E. Born in Denmark. Civil War: Age 20. Gardener. Blue eyes, light hair, dark complexion, 5’8”. Enlisted for three years on 20 Feb 1864 at Ripon, Wisconsin. Mustered 28 Mar 1864 at Madison, Wisconsin. Private. Mustered out 15 Mar 1866 at Brownsville, Texas. Sources: (WHS red book vol 40)
NELSON, Knud
TX 11th Inf Co E. CSA. Born Knud Andersen Reierselmoen on 10 Aug 1838 at Froland, Norway. Civil War: Enlisted for one year on 8 Feb 1862 at Canton, Van Zandt County, Texas. Private. From 24 Jun to 14 Jul 1862, he was absent on a detail to Van Zandt County to procure arms. Died of measles on 13 Aug 1862 in hospital at Tyler, 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)
NELSON, Nelse Peter
IA 1st Cav Co C. Residence: Keokuk, Iowa. Born in Sweden. Civil War: Age 21. Enlisted 13 Jun 1861. Mustered 30 Jul 1861. Private. Re-enlisted and re-mustered 22 Feb 1864. Mustered out 15 Feb 1866 at Austin, Texas. Sources: (ISW-IV cd p139)
NELSON, Nels
WI 27th Inf Co H. Residence: Christiania, Dane County, Wisconsin. Born in Sogndal, Sogn, Norway (One source says Lister, Norway.) He was a brother of Erik Nilsen Barsnes. Came to America on 19 Jul 1861. Civil War: Farmer. Age 26. Blue eyes, light hair, light complexion, 5’6½”, stout build. Enlisted for three years on 15 Aug 1862 at Albion, Wisconsin. Mustered 25 Oct 1862 at Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Bounty $100, $75 still due at muster out. Private. On detached service at Ft. Smith guarding boat 3 Mar to 28 May 1864. On 27 Oct 1864, he was on a list of men absent sick at Little Rock, Arkansas. On 30 Oct, he was returned to duty. Mustered out with company on 29 Aug 1865 at Brownsville, Texas. Post war: He lived in Barsness Township, Pope County, Minnesota. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 boxes 129-10,17, 130-10, 131-14; red book vol 32) (Ulvestad p270) (“Descendants of Ole Berntsen Barsness and Kari Mikkelsdatter Olstad” by Katherine Barsness Evenson, p22. Copy in DCHS) (“The Barsness Family”, by Barbara Barsness Swedenburg, publ. 1979, p23-28) “Barsness, Nels” “Nelssen, Nels”.
NELSON, Nicholas M.
WI 27th Inf Co H. Residence: Christiania, Dane County, Wisconsin. Born 22 Mar 1847 in Christiania, Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 18. Gray eyes, light hair, light complexion, 5’5”, medium build. Enlisted for three years on 14 Aug 1862 at Christiania. Mustered 25 Oct 1862 at Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Bounty $100, $75 still due at muster out. Private. Mustered out with company on 29 Aug 1865 at Brownsville, Texas. Post war: Married to Mary ?. Died at age 70 of Bright’s Disease on 3 Aug 1917 at Presho, South Dakota. Buried in Norwegian Luther of Medicine Valley Cemetery at Presho, lot 24, block 1, grave 6. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 boxes 129-10, 130-10, 131-14) (SDSHS WPA Veterans Cemetery Records, Lyman County) “Nelson, Nicholi”
NELSON, Ole
WI 27th Inf Co H. Residence: Whitewater, Walworth County, Wisconsin. Born 1841 in Amle, Norway. Civil War: Clerk. Age 21. Blue eyes, black hair, light complexion, 5’6”, medium build. Enlisted for three years on 14 Jul 1862 at Madison. Enlistment was credited to Madison. Mustered 25 Oct 1862 at Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Appointed Sergeant on 22 Oct 1862. Assigned as recruiter in Wisconsin for the 27th, on 17 Nov 1863. Promoted to First Sergeant 4 Jun 1864. Rejoined the regiment from detached service in Wisconsin on 14 Jun 1864. On 27 Oct 1864, he was listed as sick in Little Rock, Arkansas. On 29 Oct, he returned to duty. Commissioned Second Lieutenant 5 Jul 1865, from First Sergeant. Assigned command of the company on 14 Jul 1865. Promoted from Second Lieutenant, Company H, to First Lieutenant at Brownsville, Texas, 14 Aug 1865. Mustered out with company on 29 Aug 1865 at Brownsville, Texas. Post war: After the war, he became “Ole Falk”. Married in January 1866 to Mari Johannesdatter Gjerde. Six children. Lived at Stoughton, Wisconsin. Pharmacist. Died 6 Sep 1915 and was buried at East Side cemetery, Stoughton. His widow, Mari, prior to their marriage was a servant to John A. Holum. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 boxes 129-10,17,19; 130-10, 131-14) (Ulvestad p280) (Grimsrud) (Naeseth ’46-209) (Wisconsin Cemetery Records) “Falk, Ole N”
NELSON, Peter J.
WI 27th Inf Co H. Residence: Mineral Point, Iowa County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Shoemaker. Age 21. Blue eyes, light hair, light complexion, 5’8½”. Enlisted for three years on 4 Feb 1864 at Madison, Wisconsin. Mustered 1 Mar 1864 at Camp Randall, Madison. Bounty $300, $120 still due at muster out. Private. Joined H Company on 21 Apr 1864 at Camden, Arkansas, from the recruiting depot at Madison. Promoted to Corporal 4 Jun 1864. Installment payment of bounty $40. Mustered out with company on 29 Aug 1865 at Brownsville, Texas. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 boxes 129-13,19; 130-10, 131-14; red book vol 32)
NELSON, Simon
WI 13th Inf Co H. Residence: Whitewater, Walworth County, Wisconsin. Born in Skien, Norway. Civil War: Age 22. Farmer. Unmarried. Blue eyes, light hair, fair complexion, 5’7”. Enlisted for three years on 9 Oct 1861 at Whitewater. Mustered 2 Nov 1861 at Janesville, Wisconsin. Private. Mustered out on 24 Nov 1865 at San Antonio, Texas. Sources: (WHS red book vol 18, p160)
NELSON, Thor
IA 23rd Inf Co B. Residence: Des Moines, Iowa. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 30. Enlisted 21 Aug 1862. Mustered 21 Aug 1862. Private. Mustered out 26 Jul 1865, Harrisburg, Texas. Sources: (ISW-III p746)
NELSON, Thorsten
IA 1st Cav Co K. Residence: Winneshiek County, Iowa. Born 19 Sep 1844 in Hadeland, Norway. Came to America with his parents in 1854, to Decorah, Winneshiek County. Civil War: Age 19. Enlisted 4 Jan 1864. Mustered 4 Jan 1864. Private. Mustered out 15 Feb 1866, Austin, Texas. Post war: He was married in January 1866 to Julia Gulickson. Nine children. They came to Trondhjem Township, Otter Tail County, Minnesota, in 1870. In 1907, they moved into the nearby town of Rothsay. He died 20 Dec 1924 at Noonan, North Dakota, while visiting several of his children who lived there. He was buried in South Immanuel Lutheran churchyard in Trondhjem Township. Sources: (ISW-IV p144) (Fergus Falls, Minnesota, Weekly Jouirnal, 23 Apr 1880) (Obituary, The Rothsay, Minnesota, Enterprise, 25 Dec 1924, p 1) (Otter Tail County Historical Society) “Nelson, Torsten” “Nilson, Torsten”
NELSON, William
TX 11th Cav Co B. CSA. Born about 1832 in Norway. Civil War: Enlisted for the war on 4 Aug 1862 at Sabine Pass, Jefferson County, Texas. Private. Assigned to gunboat Uncle Ben in Sabine Pass Harbor from 14 Jan 1863 until sometime in April 1863. Given extra duty as ferryman at Sabine Pass from 18 Sep 1863 ubntil Nov 1864. Post war: Was known to be living in 1900. Sources: (www.borgerkrigen.info)
NEWHOUSE, Elling
WI 13th Inf Co G. Residence: Spring Valley, Rock County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 29. Unmarried. Blue eyes brown hair, fair complexion, 6’1”. Enlisted for three years on 13 Sep 1861 at Spring Valley. Mustered 17 Oct 1861 at Janesville, Wisconsin. Private. Re-enlisted for three years on 23 Jan 1864 at Nashville, Tennessee. Bounty $402. Re-mustered 30 Jan 1864. Discharged from the service 24 Nov 1865 at San Antonio, Texas. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 64-15; red book vol 18, p142)
NEWMAN, Thomas A.
TX 26th Cav Co F. CSA. Born April 1837 in Norway. Civil War: Enlisted for the war on 13 Oct 1861 at Bolivar Point. Private. Transferred to TX 2nd Inf Co G on 15 Jun 1862. Detached to serve on gunboat Harriet Lane in Galveston Bay from 8 Jan 1863 until sometime I Apr 1863. Was in a hospital in Houston, Texas, 16-22 Apr 1863. Later he was detailed to serve as Assistant Quartermaster in the Galveston Quartermaster Department and was there until the war ended. Post war: He was known to be living in Galveston, Texas, in 1910. Sources: (www.borgerkrigen.info)
NIELSEN, Syvert
TX. Civil War: Private. Sources: (Elise Wærenskjold “The Lady with the Pen”, p 80; publ by NAHA, 1961)
NILSON, John
WI 27th Inf Co H. Residence: Primrose, Wisconsin. Born in Christiansand, Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 18. Blue eyes, light hair, light complexion, 5’10½”, stout build. Enlisted for three years on 15 Aug 1862 at Primrose. Mustered 25 Oct 1862 at Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Bounty $100, $75 still due at muster out. Private. Promoted to Corporal on 11 Feb 1864. Mustered put with Company on 29 Aug 1865 at Brownsville, Texas. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 129-10) “Nelson, John”
NORBY, Ole A.
IL 44th Inf Co B. Born 5 Mar 1827 in Norway. Civil War: Sailor. Age 35. Blue eyes, light hair, light complexion, 5’6”. Enlisted for one year on 6 Oct 1864 at Joliet, Illinois, as a substitute for John Haugan. Mustered there the same day. Private. Mustered out 25 Sep 1865 at Camp Irwin (?), Texas. Post war: Died 6 Jun 1909. Name on tombstone in Millington-Newark, Kendall County, Illinois, is “Norbey, Ole A”. Sources: (ILSA reel 4 p61) (VGC)
NORTON, Alonzo B.
TX 5th Inf Co F. CSA. Born about 1840 in Norway. Civil War: Enlisted for the war on 10 Aug 1861 at Harrisburg. The Regiment was mustered on 1 Oct 1861 near Richmond, Viurginia. Private. Sick in camp during Nov and Dec 1861. Died of pneumonia on 5 Feb 1862 at Camp Neabsco, near Dumfries, Virginia. Sources: (www.borgerkrigen.info)
NYSTOL, John
TX 11th Inf Co E. CSA. Born “Johan Olsen Nystol” on 5 Nov 1835 at Seljaas, Emli, Norway. Civil War: Enlisted for one year on 8 Feb 1862 at Canton, Van Zandt County, Texas. Private. From 24 Jun 1862 until 14 Jul 1862, he was absent on a detail to procure arms. From Aug until Oct 1862 he was in hospital at Camp Clough, Texas. Post war: He is thought to have died during the 1880s in Austin, 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) “Nystel, John” “Neystol, John”
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”
NYSTOL, Torgeir
TX CSA. Born “Terje Olsen Nystol” on 10 Nov 1822 at Seljaas, Amli, Norway. Civil War: Private. Post war: Died in Norse, Texas (before 1907). Sources: (Ulvestad p314) (www.borgerkrigen.info) “Neystel, Terry O.” “Nystel, Terry”
OLESON, Andreas
WI 27th Inf Co K. Residence: Manitowoc, Manitowoc County, Wisconsin. Born Anders Olsen Jole on 11 Jun 1843 at Nord-Aurdal, Oppland, Norway, son of Ole Knudsen and Sigrid Olsdatter. Came to America in 1854. Civil War: Farmer. Age 21. Blue eyes, dark hair, dark complexion, 5’11”. Enlisted for one year on 20 Sep 1864 at Manitowoc. Mustered 7 Oct 1864 at Madison, Wisconsin. Recruit. Private. Bounty $100. Joined from recruiting depot on 7 Nov 1864. Mustered out at Clarksville, Texas, on 14 Jul 1865. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 boxes 129-14, 130-12; red book vol 32) (Bjerke p 17) “Jole, Anders Olsen”
OLESON, Charles
IL 37th Inf Co I. Residence: Geery (?), Boone County, Illinois. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Unmarried. Blue eyes, brown hair, light complexion, 5’. Private. Re-enlisted for three years on 10 Feb 1864 at Brownsville, Texas. Re-mustered 22 Feb 1864 at New Orleans, Louisiana. Mustered out 5 May 1866 at Houston, Texas. Sources: (ILSA reel 4 p 47)
OLESON, Claus
WI 35th Inf Co I. Residence: Christiania, Dane County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 19. Enlisted for three years on 20 Jan 1864 at Christiania. Mustered 30 Jan 1864 at Camp Washburn, Milwaukee. Bounty paid $60 (a portion of amount due). Private. Mustered out 15 Mar 1866 at Brownville, Texas. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 157-8; red book vol 40)
OLESON, Even
WI 27th Inf Co K. Residence: Two Rivers, Manitowoc County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 28. Farmer. Blue eyes, light hair, light complexion, 5’6”. Enlisted for one year on 24 Sep 1864 at Manitowoc. Mustered 11 Oct 1864 at Madison, Wisconsin. Mustered out at Clarksville, Texas, on 14 Jul 1865. Sources: (WHS red book vol 32)
OLESON, Gilbert
IA 38th Inf Co D. Residence: Dubuque County, Iowa. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 18. Enlisted 3 Oct 1864. Mustered 6 Oct 1864. Private. Transferred to Iowa 34th & 38th Infantry Consolidated, Company H, 1 Jan 1865. Mustered out 15 Aug 1865, Houston, Texas. Sources: (ISW-V p467,904)
OLESON, Ivan
WI 27th Inf Co D. Residence: Manitowoc, Manitowoc County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 40. Blue eyes, light hair, light complexion, 5’8”. Enlisted for one year on 19 Sep 1864 at Manitowoc. Mustered 7 Oct 1864 at Madison, Wisconsin. Bounty $100, $33.33 still due at muster out. Recruit. Private. Joined the company from recruiting depot on 27 Dec 1864. Mustered out with company on 14 Jul 1865 at Clarksville, Texas. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 boxes 129-14, 130-6, 131-10; red book vol 32) “Oleson, Swen”
OLESON, John
IA 12th Inf Co B. Residence: Dubuque, Iowa. Born in 1835 in Leksviken, Norway, on the Landsem farm. He was a son of Ole and Margaret Landsom. Civil War: Age 26. Blue eyes, light hair, light complexion, 5’9”. Enlisted 23 Nov 1861. Mustered 23 Nov 1861. Private. Missing in battle 6 Apr 1862, Shiloh, Tennessee. Wounded and taken prisoner at Shiloh. Held at Montgomery, Alabama. Paroled 17 Oct 1862 at Aiken’s Landing, Virginia, and sent to St. Louis, Missouri. Formally exchanged on 19 Nov 1862. Mustered out 30 Nov 1864, expiration of term of service. Post war: Lived in Spring Grove, Minnesota. Died in Houston, Texas, in 1897. Brothers: Iver & Lorentz Landsem. Sources: (ISW-II p506) (Ulvestad p303) (“Landsom Family History”, 19 Feb 1994, copy furnished by Milford Landsom, Spring Grove, Minnesota) “Olston, John” “Landsom, John” “Olson, John”
OLESON, Mads
WI 27th Inf Co K. Residence: Manitowoc, Manitowoc County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 35. Blue eyes, light hair, light complexion, 5’9”. Enlisted for one year on 20 Sep 1864 at Manitowoc. Mustered 7 Oct 1864 at Madison, Wisconsin. Bounty $100. Recruit. Private. Joined from recruiting depot on 22 Dec 1864. Mustered out at Clarksville, Texas, on 14 Jul 1865. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 boxes 129-14, 130-12; red book vol 32)
OLESON, Martin
WI 13th Inf Co H. Residence: Whitewater, Walworth County, Wisconsin. Born in Skien, Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 24. Unmarried. Blue eyes, brown hair, fair complexion, 5’6”. Enlisted for three years on 14 Oct 1861 at Whitewater. Mustered 2 Nov 1861 at Janesville, Wisconsin. Private. Re-enlisted for three years on 23 Jan 1864 at Nashville, Tennessee. Bounty $400. Mustered 30 Jan 1864. Mustered out 24 Nov 1865 at San Antonio, Texas. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 64-15; red book vol 18, p160) “Olson, Martin”
OLESON, Newton A.
WI 34th Inf Co C. Residence: Port Washington, Ozaukee County, Wisconsin. Born “Knud Olsen Stende” on 25 Sep 1834 at Vang, Oppland, Norway. He came to America with his parents and siblings on “Concordia”, which sailed from Bergen on 12 May 1849 and arrived in New York on 10 Jul 1849. They came to the Port Washington settlement. Civil War: Cooper. Age 28. Married. Blue eyes, red hair, sandy complexion, 5’5½”. Drafted. Enrolled for nine months on 26 Nov 1862 at Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Mustered on 3 Dec 1862 at Milwaukee. Private. Served as Regimental mail carrier. Promoted to Sergeant 6 Mar (or May) 1863. Mustered out with his company on 8 Sep 1863 at Milwaukee. Re-enlisted for three years on 12 Feb 1864 at Milwaukee. Re-enlistment credited to Addison, Washington County. Re-mustered 27 Feb 1864 at Camp Washburn, Milwaukee. Bounty paid $60 (portion of amount due). Assigned to WI 35th Inf Co K. Promoted to First Sergeant on 27 Feb 1864. Transferred to Company C on 9 Mar 1864 as acting Second Lieutenant. He was commissioned Second Lieutenant on 19 Aug 1864 at Little Rock, Arkansas. Re-mustered as an officer of Company C on 16 Sep 1864. Sick at Brownsville, Texas, in December 1864. Sick at Duvall’s Bluff in February 1865. Detached for duty in the Ambulance Corps on 3 Mar 1865. Mustered out on 15 Mar 1866 at Brownsville, Texas. Commissioned First Lieutenant on 17 Mar 1866. Commissioned Captain on 10 Apr 1866. Post war: He was married on 14 Mar 1860 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, to Anna Rosa Birler (1838-1898). Nine children. The Olesons moved to St. John’s, Michigan, in 1887, and to Washington State in 1887. He died in Detroit, Michigan, 3 Mar 1917, and is buried in Mt. Rest Cemetery, St. John’s, Clinton County, Michigan. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 157-12; red book vol 39,40) (Naeseth-Hedberg ’49-1325) (Descendant Larry Cartwright, Grand Rapids, Michigan) “Olerun, Newton”
OLESON, Ole No. 1
WI 13th Inf Co H. Residence: Whitewater, Walworth County, Wisconsin. Born in Skien, Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 23. Unmarried. Blue eyes, light hair, fair complexion, 5’7½”. Enlisted for three years on 10 Oct 1861 at Whitewater. Mustered 2 Nov 1861 at Janesville, Wisconsin. Private. Re-enlisted for three years on 23 Jan 1864 at Nashville, Tennessee. Bounty $400. Re-mustered 20 (sic) Jan 1864. Mustered out on 24 Nov 1865 at San Antonio, Texas. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 64-10,15; red book vol 18, p160) “Olson, Ole”
OLESON, Ole
WI 15th Inf Co G. Residence: Manitowoc, Manitowoc County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 19. Farmer. Unmarried. Blue eyes, light hair, light complexion, 5’4”. Enlisted for three years on 20 Feb 1864 at Manitowoc. Mustered 16 Mar 1864 at Madison, Wisconsin. Private. Transferred to WI 13th Inf Co I on 11 Jun 1865. Discharged from the service 24 Nov 1865 at San Antonio, Texas. Sources: (WHS red book vol 18, p180)
OLSEN, Alexander E.
TX Hv Arty 1st Reg Co G. CSA. Born about 1842 in Norway. Civil War: Private. Sources: (www.borgerkrigen.info)
OLSEN, Arne
WI 28th Inf Co C. Residence: Oconomowoc, Waukesha County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Sawyer. Unmarried. Age 24. Blue eyes, light hair, light complexion, 5’8”, medium build. Enlisted for three years on 14 Aug 1862 at Oconomowoc, Wisconsin. Mustered 13 Oct 1862 at Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Private. Mustered out at Brownsville, Texas, 23 Aug 1865. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 132-5; red book vol 33)
OLSEN, Halvor
IA 38th Inf Co D. Residence: Ossian, Winneshiek County, Iowa. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 21. Enlisted 22 Aug 1862. Mustered 4 Nov 1862. Private. Transferred to Iowa 34th & 38th Infantry Consolidated, Company H, on 1 Jan 1865. Mustered out 15 Aug 1865, Houston, Texas. Sources: (ISW-V p467,904)
OLSEN, Lars
From Hedemarken, Norway. Civil War: Private. Post war: Lived in Cranfills Gap, Texas. Sources: (Ulvestad p317)
OLSEN, Ole
From Hedemarken, Norway. Civil War: Private. Post war: Lived in Van Zandt County, Texas. Sources: (Ulvestad p318)
OLSEN, Ole
Civil War: Private. Wagonmaster; also a wagon maker. Post war: Lived in Bosque County, Texas. Sources: (Ulvestad p318)
OLSEN, Samuel
WI 28th Inf Co K. Residence: Primrose, Dane County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Unmarried. Age 20. Blue eyes, light hair, light complexion, 5’10, stout build. Enlisted for three years on 21 Aug 1862 at Primrose. Mustered 14 Oct 1862 at Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Private. Mustered out 23 Aug 1865 at Brownsville, Texas. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 132-12; red book vol 33) (Ulvestad p319)
OLSON, Even E.
WI 28th Inf Co C. Residence: Oconomowoc, Waukesha County, Wisconsin. Born “Even Olsen Hole” in Gausdal, Gulbrandsdalen, Oppland, Norway, on 22 Nov 1832 to Ole Torgerson Hoele and Anne Ellefsdatter Langseth. His father died in 1841; his mother remarried to Johan Olsen Hole. Even came to America with his mother and step-father in 1848 on the ship “Erek Boreson” to New York. They came to Ashippun, Dodge County, Wisconsin. Civil War: Clerk. Married. Age 30. Blue eyes, light hair, light complexion, 5’11”, stout build. Enlisted for three years on 12 Aug 1862 at Oconomowoc, Wisconsin. Mustered 13 Oct 1862 at Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Sergeant. The 28th was in the Battle of Helena, Arkansas; the capture of Little Rock, Arkansas; and in the captures of Spanish Fort and Blakely, both near Mobile, Alabama. Family stories tell of his having to drink water from puddles and sleep on wet ground during the war and that he became ill. Discharged from the service 23 Jul 1865 at Clarksville, Texas, for physical disability. Post war: His first wife, Ann K. Oleson, died 29 Dec 1865. He married Berte Marie Pedersdatter in Jun 1869. They had five children. Even Olson worked as a dry goods merchant in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin. He died 25 Sep 1879 and is buried in Bell Cemetery, Oconomowoc. Berte filed for a widow’s pension. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 132-5,14; red book vol 33) (Naeseth ’48-1824) (Discharge certificate, regimental history, and letter from Carol Steger, Oconomowoc, Wisconsin) “Olsen, Even”
OLSON, Gilbert
WI 28th Inf Co D. Residence: Whitewater, Walworth County, Wisconsin. Born 28 Jul 1836 in Norway, a son of Ole Munson and Guri Gilbertsen. In 1854 he came to America. Civil War: Age 26. Farmer. Dark eyes, brown hair, fair complexion, 5’7”. Enlisted for three years on 22 Aug 1862 at Whitewater. Mustered 13 Oct 1862 at Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Private. Promoted to Corporal. Discharged with his regiment on 25 Aug 1865 at Brownsville, Texas. Post war: Homesteaded in Erdahl Township, Grant County, Wisconsin, in 1870. Married 18 Apr 1871 to Anna Johnson. Nine children. Sources: (WHS red book vol 33) (“Album of Biography” p 433)
OLSON, J.
TX 4th Cav Arizona Brigade Co F. CSA. Civil War: Detached to serve on a steamer on the Rio Grande River from 5 Aug until Sep 1864, at which time the steamer was captured. Olson in Nov 1864 made his way to Mexico. Sources: (www.borgerkrigen.info)
OLSON, John S.
IA 38th Inf Co K. Residence: Winneshiek County, Iowa. Born in Hakedalen, Norway. Civil War: Age 36. Enlisted 11 Aug 1862 as Corporal. Mustered 4 Nov 1862. Reduced to ranks. Transferred to Iowa 34th & 38th Infantry Consolidated Company I on 1 Jan 1865. Mustered out 15 Aug 1865, Houston, Texas. Post war: Died 1883. Sources: (ISW-V p467,906) (DGA)
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”
OLSON, Ole H.
IA 38th Inf Co K. Residence: Glenwood, Winneshiek County, Iowa. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 18. Enlisted 15 Aug 1862. Mustered 4 Nov 1862. Private. Transferred to Iowa 34th & 38th Infantry Consolidated, Company I on 1 Jan 1865. Mustered out 15 Aug 1865, at Houston, Texas. Post war: Married in 1865 to Kristi Monson. Sources: (ISW-V p467,906) (Winneshiek County Marriage Records)
OLSON, Ole R.
TX 31st Cav Co ?. CSA. Born “Ole Olsen Ramse” on 10 Apr 1836 in Bujord, Tovdal, Norway. Civil War: Post war: Died 22 Jul 1876 at Brownsboro, Henderson County, Texas. Sources: (www.borgerkrigen.info)
OLSON, Ole W.
TX 6th Cav Co I. CSA. Born “Ole Olsen Ramse” on 4 Jan 1839 at Bujord, Tovdal, Norway. Civil War: Enlisted for one year on 12 Sep 1861 at Dallas, Texas. Private. Died 10 Dec 1861 at Fayetteville, Arkansas. 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)
OLSON, Ole
TX 20th Cav Co C. CSA. Born “Ole Olsen Torp” on 2 Jun 1842 at Loten, Norway. Civil War: Enlisted for one year on 10 Mar 1862 at Prairieville, Kaufman County. Private. Served until his Regiment’s surrender in 1865. Post war: Died 10 Nov 1913 in Kauffman County, Texas. Sources: (www.borgerkrigen.info)
OLSON, Ole H.
WI 15th Inf Co F. Residence: Cato, Manitowoc County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway, 6 Dec 1844 (or 1845). Civil War: Age 19. Farmer. Blue eyes, light hair, light complexion, 5’6”. Enlisted for three years on 18 Feb 1864 at Manitowoc, Wisconsin, and mustered at Madison, Wisconsin, on 16 Mar 1864. Bounty $300 of which $60 paid at muster in. Private. Joined F Company on 26 Apr 1864. During the Atlanta campaign, he was hospitalized for chronic diarrhea and rheumatism, and sent to Cumberland hospital in Nashville, Tennessee, to about 1 Sep 1864. Promoted to Corporal 1 Oct 1864. Transferred to Company H at Whiteside, Tennessee, 13 Jan 1865. Temporarily assigned to Wisconsin 24th Infantry. Transferred to Company I of the 13th on 10 Jun 1865. In Oct 1865, he was sent to the division hospital at Victoria, Texas. Discharged from the service 24 Nov 1865 at San Antonio, Texas. Post war: He lived in Mary, Norman County, Minnesota. On 1 Sep 1888 he applied for a pension, claiming he had suffered from chronic diarrhea and rheumatism ever since his service days. Died 2 Nov 1896. Sources: (WHS red book vol 20 p84, p90) (Letter, Kathleen Myers, Vancouver, Washington) (Buslett p514,515) (Ulvestad p265) (Ager p308) “Olsen, Ole” “Oleson, Ole”
OLSON, Sven
TX 31st Cav Co ?. CSA. Residence: Brownsboro, Texas. Born “Sven Olsen Bujord” on 12 Sep 1821 in Tovdal, Norway, the son of Ole Aslaksen. Sven married Asborg. The couple, along with Sven's father, came to America in 1846 in a group let by Johan Reierson. At Alexandria, Louisiana, they could not afford a wagon to haul their possessions, so Sven made a wheelbarrow from a large log. He walked and pushed the wheelbarrow, while his wife, Asborg, walked beside him, carrying their infant child. The child died on the trip. The couple eventually reached Brownsboro. Three daughters were born there. Civil War: Dark blue eyes, red hair, scar above left eye, 5’5”. Enlisted at beginning of the war. Private. Served 18 months. Assigned to Vicksburg. He was at Shiloh. Post war: Sven died 27 Jul 1906, age 84. Asborg died in 1894. Sources: ("The Nelson-Jorgenson Saga", by Alice Marie Nelson, privately printed 1950.) (www.borgerkrigen.info)
OPSTOET, Thomas
IA 23rd Inf Co A. Residence: Story City, Iowa. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 18. Enlisted 4 Aug 1862. Mustered 21 Aug 1862. Private. Discharged from the service for disability 18 Dec 1863 at Pass Cavallo, Texas. Sources: (ISW-III p748)
OSLAND, Andrew
WI 13th Inf Co F. Residence: Johnstown, Rock County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Unmarried. Age 45. Gray eyes, dark hair, dark complexion, 5’7”. Enlisted for three years on 25 Aug 1862 at Johnstown. Bounty: $100. Mustered 9 Sep 1862 at Madison, Wisconsin. Recruit. Private. Died 21 Sep 1865 at Green Lake, Texas. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 64-13; red book vol 18, p118)
PAASCHE, Elias
TX 4th Cav Co H. CSA. Born “John Elias Paasche” about 1841 in Mississippi, of a Norwegian father. Civil War: Enlisted for the war at Nacogdoshes on 20 Sep 1862. Private. Served as Regimental teamster from 29 Nov 1862 until the end of the war. Post war: Died on 5 Apr 1932 at Nacogdoches, Texas. Sources: (www.borgerkrigen.info)
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)
PEDERSEN, Ole
From Lærdal, Sogn, Norway. Civil War: Private. Post war: Lived at Dallas, Texas. Sources: (Ulvestad p322)
PEDERSON, Christopher
From Hedemarken, Norway. Civil War: Private. Post war: Died in Norse, Texas (before 1907). Sources: (Ulvestad p321)
PETERSEN, O. M.
From Sogn, Norway. Civil War: Private. Post war: Lived at Corsicana, Texas. Sources: (Ulvestad p323)
PETERSON, Elias
WI 15th Inf Co I. Residence: La Crosse, La Crosse County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 20. Farmer. Unmarried. Blue eyes, light hair, fair complexion, 5’4”. Enlisted for three years on 4 Jan 1864 at La Crosse and mustered there the same day. Private. Recruit. Joined I Company at Knoxville, Tennessee, 19 Feb 1864. Sick. Temporarily assigned to the Wisconsin 24th Infantry. Transferred to WI 13th Inf Co I on 10 Jun 1865. Mustered out 24 Nov 1865 at San Antonio, Texas. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 76-13; red book vol 18, p182; vol 20, p134) (Buslett p605) (Ager p316, e51) (Ulvestad p321) [One red book entry gives residence as New Hope, Portage County.]
PETERSON, John
IA 38th Inf Co D. Residence: Decorah, Winneshiek County, Iowa. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 18. Enlisted 18 Aug 1862. Mustered 4 Nov 1862. Private. Transferred to Iowa 34th & 38th Infantry Consolidated, Company H, on 1 Jan 1865. Mustered out 15 Aug 1865, Houston, Texas. Sources: (ISW-V p470,907)
PETERSON, Kittel
WI 13th Inf Co H. Residence: Whitewater, Walworth County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 18. Unmarried. Farmer. Blue eyes, light hair, fair complexion, 5’8”. Enlisted for three years on 14 Jan 1864 at Whitewater. Mustered 19 Jan 1864 at Madison, Wisconsin. Private. Mustered out 24 Nov 1865 at San Antonio, Texas. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 64-14; red book vol 18, p162)
PETERSON, Ole
WI 27th Inf Co H. Civil War: Age 18. Enlisted for three years on 4 Jan 1864 at Richmond, Walworth County, Wisconsin. Mustered 21 Jan 1864 at Madison, Wisconsin. Bounty $300, $120 still due at muster out. Private. Joined the regiment on 20 Feb 1864; assigned to Company H the next day. On 11 Jul 1865, Ole Peterson was placed on detached service guarding commissary stores. Rejoined regiment on 1 Aug 1865. Mustered out with company on 29 Aug 1865 at Brownsville, Texas. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 boxes 129-13,17; 130-10, 131-14; red book vol 32)
PETERSON, Peter
WI 27th Inf Co H. Residence: Madison, Dane County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 25. Blue eyes, brown hair, fair complexion, 5’7”. Enlisted for three years on 18 Dec 1863 at Madison. Mustered 7 Jan 1864 at Madison. Recruit. Bounty $300, $120 still due at muster out. Private. Joined the regiment on 20 Feb 1864; assigned to Company H the next day. Mustered out with company on 29 Aug 1865 at Brownsville, Texas. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 boxes 129-13, 130-10, 131-14; red book vol 32)
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, Carl
CSA. From Hedemarken, Norway. Civil War: Private. Post war: Died in Norse, Texas. Sources: (Ulvestad p324)
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)
RANBERG, Paul
WI 13th Inf Co H. Residence: Whitewater, Walworth County, Wisconsin. Born in Stavanger, Norway. Civil War: Sailmaker. Age 32. Unmarried. Hazel eyes, sandy hair, fair complexion, 5’8”. Enlisted for three years on 7 Oct 1861 at Whitewater. Mustered 2 Nov 1861 at Janesville. Private. Re-enlisted 29 Jan 1864 at Nashville, Tennessee. Bounty $400. Re-mustered 30 Jan 1864. Mustered out on 24 Nov 1865 at San Antonio, Texas. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 64-15; red book vol 18, p162) “Ramberg, Paul”
RASMONSON, Knute
IA 38th Inf Co E. Residence: Winneshiek County, Iowa. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 19. Enlisted 11 Jan 1864. Mustered 3 Feb 1864. Private. Transferred to Iowa 34th & 38th Infantry Consolidated, Company K, on 1 Jan 1865. Mustered out 15 Aug 1865, Houston, Texas. Sources: (ISW-V p475,912) [One entry gives home as Dubuque, Iowa.]
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, Gerhard
Texas Foot Riflemen, 1st Regiment, Co F – Capt. Arnold’s Company. Mexican war. Residence: Henderson County, Texas. From Holt prestegjeld, Tvedestrand, Norway. Civil War: Private. Mustered out in 1846 (?). Sources: (Ulvestad p324) (email, Derwood Johnson, Waco TX)
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)
REIERSON, Charles N.
TX 31st Cav Co A. CSA. Born “Karl Nicolai Reiersen” on 24 Jun 1817 at Holt, Norway. Civil War: Enlisted for the war on 3 Oct 1862 at Newtonia, Missouri. Private. [Previously he had been a Private in Captain H.W. Kyser’s “Kaufman Guards” in Kaufman County.] He was captured on 12 Oct 1862 near Bentonville, Arkansas, and held at St. Louis, Missouri. He was exchanged on 23 Apr 1863 at Allen’s Point, Virginia. Post war: Died 21 Aug 1899 in Henderson 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)
REIERSON, John H.
TX 20th Cav Co C. CSA. Residence: Prairieville, Kaufman County, Texas. Born “Johan Heinrich Reiersen” on 17 Dec 1840 near Kristiansand, Norway. Civil War: Enlisted for one year on 10 Mar 1862 at Kaufman County, Texas. Private. Promoted to Sergeant Major and assigned to the Regimental Staff sometime before the Battle of Honey Springs in the Indian Territory 17 Jul 1863. In this battle he was singled out for praise by his Colonel and was cited for conspicuous bravery by Brigadier General Douglas Cooper. On 22 Jun 1864 he was promoted to Second Lieutenant. Post war: He died on 12 Dec 1921 at Kaufman, Texas, and is buried in the Kaufman Cemetery. 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, Oscar
VA 35th Cav Co F. CSA. Born “Oscar Reiersen” on 29 Oct 1836 in Copenhagen, Denmark, the son of a Norwegian father. Young Oscar grew up in Norway. Came to Texas with his family in 1845. Went to Charlotesville, Virginia, to study law. Civil War: Enlisted 1861. Discharged before 17 Mar 1863. Post war: Died 10 May 1913 at Louisville, Kentucky. Sources: (www.borgerkrigen.info)
REIERSON, Otto Th.
TX 3rd Cav Co G. CSA. Born “Otto Theodor Reiersen” on 7 Dec 1842 at Strengereid, Holt, Norway. Civil War: Enlisted for one year on 3 Jun 1861 at Jefferson, Texas. Private. He had previously been a Private in Capt. J.Wharton’s “Texas Wide Awakes” in Kaufman County, part of the 13th Brigade of the Texas State Troops. In hospital at Little Rock, Arkansas, from May through Aug 1862. Wounded at Spring Hill, Tennessee, on 5 Mar 1863. Absent because of his wound from Mar through Jun 1863. On extra duty taking care of government mules during Sep – Oct 1863. Was taken prisoner 14 Jun 1864 during fighting at Lost Mountain, Georgia. Held at Camp Morton, Indiana. Exchanged Mar 1865. Post war: Was living in 1880. 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)
ROBERTSON, Andrew
WI 27th Inf Co H. Residence: Ridgeway, Iowa County, Wisconsin. Born in Krugdon, Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 23. Black eyes, dark hair, fair complexion, 5’10”. Enlisted for three years on 25 Jan 1864 at Madison, Wisconsin. Mustered 1 Mar 1864 at Camp Randall, Madison. Bounty $300, $120 still owed at muster out. Private. Joined H Company at Little Rock, Arkansas, on 3 May 1864, from the recruiting depot at Madison. On 27 Oct 1864, his name is on a list of men absent sick at Little Rock, Arkansas. On 30 Oct, he returned to duty. Mustered out with company on 29 Aug 1865 at Brownsville, Texas. Post war: A man with this name, then living at the National Home in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, was granted a pension of $16 a month because of a gunshot wound to his left hip. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 boxes 129-13,17; 130-10, 131-14; red book vol 32) (“Pensioners on the Roll as of January 1, 1883 (living in Wisconsin)”, Park Genealogical Books, Roseville, Minnesota publ. 1998.)
ROBERTSON, Ole L.
IA 38th Inf Co D. Residence: Ossian, Winneshiek County, Iowa. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 21. Enlisted 22 Aug 1862. Mustered 4 Nov 1862. Private. Transferred to Iowa 34th & 38th Infantry Consolidated, Company H, on 1 Jan 1865. Mustered out 15 Aug 1865, Houston, Texas. Sources: (ISW-V p474,912)
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)
RON, Harve G.
WI 13th Inf Co G. Residence: Janesville, Rock County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 21. Unmarried. Hazel eyes, brown hair, dark complexion, 5’10¾”. Volunteer recruit. Enlisted for one year on 11 Feb 1865 at Janesville. Bounty $100. Mustered there the same day. Private. Mustered out 24 Nov 1865 at San Antonio, Texas. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 64-13; red book vol 18, p144) “Roen, Harve”
SCHIOLL, Mathias
WI 3rd Inf Co K. Residence: Coon Prairie, La Crosse County, Wisconsin. Born “Mathias Schjøll” in Toten, Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Unmarried. Age 40. Blue eyes, brown hair, light complexion, 5’6”. Enlisted for three years on 20 Apr 1861 at Madison, Wisconsin. Mustered 29 Jun 1861 at Fond du Lac, Wisconsin. Private. Discharged from the service 15 Apr 1863 by order of General Slocum. Almost a year later, he enlisted again for three years on 4 Apr 1864 at La Crosse as a Veteran recruit. Mustered there the same day. Private. Came to WI 15th Inf Co B at Dallas on 15 May 1864. Transferred to H Company on 1 Dec 1864. Assigned temporarily to the 24th Infantry. Transferred to Company I of the WI 13th Infantry on 10 Jun 1865. Mustered out at San Antonio, Texas, on 24 Nov 1865. Post war: Died at Stoddard, Wisconsin. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 76-4; red book vol 9, p204; vol 18, p184; vol 20, p36) (Buslett p397) (RWV p809) (Ulvestad p327) (Hedberg) “Schiol, Mathias” “Sjol, Mathias” “Scholl, Mathias”
SEABURG, John
IL 37th Inf Co D. Residence: Michigan. Born in Norway. Civil War: Lumberman. Age 38 (?). Unmarried. Gray eyes, light hair, light complexion, 5’8”. Enlisted for three years on 15 Aug 1861 at Hamlin (sp ?), Michigan. Mustered 18 Sep 1861 at Chicago, Illinois. Private. Re-enlisted as a Veteran on 10 Feb 1864 at Brownsville, Texas. Re-mustered 23 Feb 1864 at New Orleans, Louisiana. Mustered out 15 May 1866 at Houston, Texas. Sources: (ILSA reel 4 p18,19)
SEMMINGSON, Christian
WI 27th Inf Co H. Residence: Christiania, Dane County, Wisconsin. Born in Monseloen (looks like), Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 28. Brown eyes, light hair, light complexion, 5’7½”, stout build. Enlisted for three years on 15 Aug 1862 at Christiania. Mustered 25 Oct 1862 at Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Bounty $100, $75 still due at muster out. Private. Wounded in the battle of Jenkins’ Ferry, Arkansas, on 30 Apr 1864. Mustered out with his company on 29 Aug 1865 at Brownsville, Texas. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 boxes 129-10, 130-10, 131-14; red book vol 32) “Semingson, Christian”.
SEVERSON, Sever
WI 15th Inf Co B. Residence: Jackson, La Crosse County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 30. Farmer. Gray eyes, brown hair, dark complexion, 5’8”. Enlisted for three years on 5 Jan 1864 at La Crosse, Wisconsin. Mustered there the same day. Private. Recruit. Came to the 15th Regiment in Knoxville, Tennessee, 19 Feb 1865. Wounded at New Hope Church (?). Wounded at Resaca on 14 May 1865. Transferred on 1 Dec 1864 to Company H. Assigned temporarily to the 24th Infantry. Transferred to the Company I of the 13th Infantry, 10 Jun 1865. Mustered out 24 Nov 1865 at San Antonio, Texas. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 76-13; red book vol 18, p184; vol 20, p36) (Buslett p399) (Ager p297) (Meeker) “Syvertson, Syvert”
SHEFFSTAD, Anton
Residence: Bosque County, Texas. Civil War: Private. Died in Virginia during the war. Sources: (Ulvestad p327)
SHEFTER, Antone
TX 18th Cav Co K. CSA. Born “Anton Arnesen Skjefstad” on 26 Feb 1840 at Elverum, Norway. Civil War: Enlisted for one year on 1 Mar 1862 at Athens, Henderson County, Texas. Private. Captured at Arkansas Post, Arkansas, 11 Jan 1863. Imprisoned at Camp Douglas, Illinois. Exchanged on 10 Apr 1863 at City Point, Virginia.. Sent to a hospital at Allisonia, Tennessee, in early May 1863. Transferred on 14 May 1863 to Confederate General Hospital in Danville, Virginia, where he died, possibly of tuberculosis. 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)
SIMONSON, Christian
WI 15th Inf Co E. Residence: Gale, Trempealeau County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 18. Farmer. Unmarried. Blue eyes, light brown hair, fair complexion, 5’6”. Enlisted for three years on 26 Feb 1864 at La Crosse, Wisconsin. Enlistment credited to LaCrosse. Mustered there the same day. Recruit. Private. Joined Company E at Knoxville, Tennessee. Transferred to Company H at Whiteside, Tennessee. Temporarily assigned to the 24th Infantry. Transferred to the Wisconsin 13th, Company I, on 11 Jun 1865. Mustered out at San Antonio, Texas, on 24 Nov 1865. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 76-13; red book vol 18, p184; vol 20, p78) (TAR) (Buslett p492) (Ager p305) “Simenson, Christian”
SIMONSON, Oren
IA 38th Inf Co E. Residence: Decorah, Winneshiek County, Iowa. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 19. Enlisted 11 Jan 1864. Mustered 3 Feb 1864. Private. Transferred to Iowa 34th & 38th Infantry Consolidated, Co K, 1 Jan 1865. Mustered out 15 Aug 1865, Houston, Texas. (Co K records show him born in Wisconsin.) Sources: (ISW-V p485,919)
SJURSEN, Nels O.
WI 28th Inf Co K. Residence: Primrose, Dane County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Married. Age 24. Blue eyes, light hair, light complexion, 5’6”, heavy build. Enlisted for three years on 18 Aug 1862 at Primrose. Mustered 14 Oct 1862 at Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Private. Mustered out 23 Aug 1865 at Brownsville, Texas. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 132-12,14)
SKIMLAND, Canute R.
TX 46th Cav Co E. CSA. McCord's Frontier Regiment. From Stordoen, Norway. Civil War: Enlisted for one year on 8 Mar 1862 at Stephenville, Texas. Reenlisted for three years or the war on 10 Jun 1863 at Camp Salmon, Texas, as a substitute for Ole Winn, who had previously been discharged. Private. Served in Indian and Civil wars. Served in the Settlers’ “Home Guard” in the Indian wars, and in Texas units during the Civil war. On scout duty three separate occasions from 27 Jun 1863 until Jan 1864. Deserted 2 Aug 1864 at Eagle Lake. Rejoined his company at Camp Felder on 4 Oct 1864. Given extra duty assisting the Assistant Quartermaster. Deserted again on 18 Mar 1865 near Bastrop, and was thought to have gone to Mexico. Post war: K. R. Skimland died in Iowa in 1891. Sources: (“Norwegian Soldiers in Confederate Forces” by C.A.Clausen & Derwood Johnson, publ. in Norwegian-American Studies, volume 25, Northfield, Minnesota. p115) (Ulvestad p329) (Ulvestad lists K. R. with Elias Skimland and R. R. Skimland.) (www.borgerkrigen.info) “Skimland, C. R.” “Skimland, Canute” “Skimland, Knud”
SKIMLAND, Elias R.
TX 46th Cav Co E. McCord's Frontier Cavalry Regiment. CSA. From Stordoen, Norway. Civil War: Enlisted for one year on 8 Mar 1862 at Stephenville, Texas. Reenlisted for three years or the war on 10 Jun 1863 at Camp Salmon, Texas, as a substitute for James S. Jenson, who had previously been discharged. Private. Served in Indian and Civil wars. Served in the Settlers’ “Home Guard” in the Indian wars, and in Texas units during the Civil war. He was on scout duty 27 Jun through Jul 1863. Absent on extra duty to procure clothing 12 Dec 1863 until some time in Jan 1864. Deserted on 2 Aug 1864 at Eagle Lake. Returned 4 Oct 1864 at Camp Felder. On detached service guarding Federal prisoners to Hempstead from 30 Oct until mid Nov 1864. In Brenham hospital mid Nov to mid Dec 1864. Deserted again near Bastrop on 18 Mar 1865. Post war: Elias died in Illinois in 1884. Sources: (“Norwegian Soldiers in Confederate Forces” by C.A.Clausen & Derwood Johnson, publ. in Norwegian-American Studies, volume 25, Northfield, Minnesota. p105,115) (Ulvestad p329, Ulvestad lists Elias with K. R. Skimland and R. R. Skimland.) (www.borgerkrigen.info)
SKIMLAND, R. R.
TX CSA. From Stordoen, Norway. Civil War: Private. Served in Indian and Civil wars. Served in the Settlers’ Home Guard in the Indian wars, and in Texas units during the Civil War: Post war: R. R. Skinland died in Iowa in 1901. Sources: (Ulvestad p329) (www.borgerkrigen.info) (Ulvestad lists R. R. with Elias Skimland and K. R. Skimland.)
SOMERS (?), Alexander
IL 42nd Inf Co K. Residence: Chicago, Cook County, Illinois. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 19. Unmarried. Hazel eyes, blond hair, light complexion, 6’½”. Enlisted for three years on 10 Aug 1861 at Chicago. Mustered there on 30 Aug 1861. Private. Re-enlisted as a Veteran on 1 Jan 1864 at Stone’s Mills, Tennessee. Mustered on 16 Feb 1864 at Chattanooga, Tennessee. Mustered out on 16 Dec 1865 at Pt. (unreadable), Texas. Sources: (ILSA reel 4 p101)
SORENSON, John
IL 42nd Co K. Residence: Chicago, Cook County, Illinois. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 17. Blue eyes, light hair, light complexion, 5’11”. Enlisted for one year on 10 Apr 1865 at Chicago. Mustered there the same day. Private. Mustered out 16 Dec 1865 at Point (unreadable), Texas. Sources: (ILSA reel 4 p102)
SPAUNBURGH, Peter N.
TX 1st Lt Arty. Born “Peder Nielsen Spangberg” on 27 Jul 1822 at Stange, Norway. Civil War: Enlisted for one year on 13 Jun 1861 at Dallas, Texas. Private. Sick in camp in Sep; 1861. Left sick (possibly wounded) at Barboursville, Kentucky, 29 Aug 1862, to be captured by Northern Forces. Died there on 3 Sep 1862. Sources: (www.borgerkrigen.info)
STEEN, Martin T.
IA 38th Inf Co E. Residence: Decorah, Winneshiek County, Iowa. Born near Oslo, Norway, on 13 Feb 1834. One of the sons of Throne [1802-1865] and Ingeborg (Terptad) [1804-1888] Steen of Glenwood Township, east of Decorah, Iowa. Civil War: Age 28. Enlisted for three years on 14 Aug 1862. Mustered 4 Nov 1862 at Dubuque, Iowa. Private. Fought in the siege of Vicksburg, Mississippi, in July 1863. Took part in the assault on Fort Morgan in 1864. Promoted Sergeant 1 Jul 1864. Transferred to Iowa 34th & 38th Infantry Consolidated, Company K, on 1 Jan 1865. He also was in the battles of Spanish Fort, Alabama, and Fort Blakeley, Alabama. Wounded at Fort Blakeley. Took part in the capture of Mobile, Alabama, in Apr 1865. Mustered out 15 Aug 1865, at Houston, Texas. Post war: He went to Buena Vista County, Iowa. Married Martha Marie Blilie, daughter of Peder and Marie Blilie, on 19 Jun 1871 at Buena Vista. Ten children. In 1875, he moved to Lake Mills, Iowa. Farmed until retiring in 1907. Died 16 Jan 1918 in Frankville Township near Decorah, Iowa, of a stroke suffered four days earlier. Buried at Pontoppidan Lutheran Cemetery, Glenwood Township, near Decorah. Sources: (ISW-V p486,920) (“Steen Family History” by Orlando C. Scholl, publ. 1964) (Ulvestad p261) (DGA obituary) “Stein, Martin”
STEEN, Rufus
NB 1st Inf Co K. Residence: Omaha, Nebraska. Rufus Floyd Steen was born in Omaha, Nebraska, 20 Apr 1875, the son of Civil War veteran Otto Steen and his wife, Emma. Spanish-American War: Private. Post war: Lived for a time in San Antonio, Texas. Married Althea Helen Ott [1886-1933] on 20 Apr 1922. They lived in Boise, Idaho. He died 20 Apr 1943 and is buried in Morris Hill Cemetery. Sources: (Ulvestad p330)
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.”
SUCKOW, Frederick W.
IA 38th Inf Co E. Residence: Decorah, Winneshiek County, Iowa. Born “Fredrik Wilhelm Larsen” on 18 Sep 1844 at Hafslo, Sogn og Fjordane, Norway, son of Lars Johan Christophersen Suckow and Sigrid Iversdatter Bø. Frederick came to America with his parents and two siblings, traveling on the “Peder Schreuder”, which sailed from Bergen and reached New York on 30 Jun 1845. They came first to Winnebago County, Illinois, and in 1854 moved to Springfield Township, Winneshiek County, Iowa. Civil War: Age 19. Enlisted 5 Jan 1864. Mustered 5 Jan 1864. Private. Transferred to Iowa 34th & 38th Infantry Consolidated, Company K, on 1 Jan 1865. Mustered out 15 Aug 1865, Houston, Texas. Post war: Married 11 Aug 1865 to Johanna Drang. They had a son, John, born in Iowa. Lived at Rapid City, Pennington County, South Dakota. Sources: (ISW-V p486,920) (Ulvestad p331) (Naeseth ’45-341) (Rootsweb, Anna Claxton akclaxton@hexadrome.com) “Suckow, Fredrick”
SUCKSTORFF, Hans
WI 2nd Cav Co B. Residence: La Crosse County, Wisconsin. Born 7 Jun 1844 in Valders, Norway, son of Christian Fredrick Suckstorff and Christiana Tomena (Jacobs) Suckstorff. His father died when he was nine. His mother, he and a brother Christian, came to America in 1857 to La Crosse county. Civil War: Farmer. Age 18. Enlisted on 1 Jan 1862. Mustered at Camp Washburne, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Private. Mustered out with his company at Austin, Texas, 15 Nov 1865. Post war: In 1866, he moved to Gilchrist Township, Pope County, Minnesota. Married Lena Peterson. One child, Dorotha. Lived at Terrace, Minnesota. Sources: (Biography in book about Pope County, Minnesota. photocopy of two pages sent by Karen Ann Boe Johnson, Lakeland, Minnesota) (Ulvestad p331)
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)
TALIF, Ole
IA 38th Inf Co I. Residence: Howard County, Iowa. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 21. Enlisted 21 Aug 1862. Mustered 1 Oct 1862. Private. Promoted Corporal 1 Dec 1863. Transferred to Iowa 34th & 38th Infantry Consolidated, Company F, on 1 Jan 1865. Mustered out 15 Aug 1865, Houston, Texas. Sources: (ISW-V p488,927)
TARBELL, Marcus D.
IL 59th Inf Co D. Residence: Chicago, Cook County, Illinois. Civil War: Clerk. Age 28. Blue eyes, light hair, light complexion, 5’6”. Enlisted for three years on 31 Aug 1863 at Chicago and mustered there the same day. Private. Mustered out 8 Dec 1865 at New Braunfels, Texas. Sources: (ILSA reel 6 p23; reel 47-9 p23)
TEASTEL, Sever
IA 23rd Inf Co A. Residence: Cambridge, Iowa. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 20. Enlisted 4 Aug 1862. Mustered 21 Aug 1862. Private. Mustered out 26 Jul 1865, Harrisburg, Texas. In 1885, “Syvert Tesdall” was living in Sheldahl, Iowa. Sources: (ISW-III p766) (XSS Iowa p351)
TELLEFSON, Ole Christian
TX Hv Arty 1st Reg Co E. CSA. Born “Ole Christian Tellefsen” on 5 Nov 1836 at Kristiansand, Norway. Civil War: Served in Confederate Ordnance department in 1861. Then joined Cook’s Regiment (which became the Texas Heavy Artillery Regiment). Private. Took part in the recapture of Galveston on 1 Jan 1863. In early 1863, he was transferred to the Texas Marine Department, in Galveston, where he worked at refitting and building vessels for Confederate service, among such were the Bayou City, the John Carre, Neptune, Lone Star, Florelda,and Uncle Ben. In the spring of 1865, he was authorized to run the blockade to Cuba, on the steamer Denbigh. From Cuba, he went to Mexico where he stayed until the end of the war. Post war: He is known to have been living in Galveston in 1915. Sources: (www.borgerkrigen.info)
TELLER, Chas. M.
Spanish-American War: Private. He was the Quartermaster on board the ship “Tacoma”. After the war, he became a fire fighter in Port Lavaca, Texas. Sources: (Ulvestad p333)
TENTLAND, Elias
IL 59th Inf Co K. Residence: Chicago, Cook County, Illinois. Born in Norway. Civil War: Cooper. Age 26. Gray eyes. light hair, fair complexion, 5’10”. Enlisted for three years on 4 Jan 1864 at Chicago and mustered there the same day. Private. Assigned to the Illinois 89th Regiment and transferred to the 59th. Mustered out 8 Dec 1865 at New Braunfels, Texas. Sources: (ILSA reel 6 p53)
TERGERSON, Thomas
TX 11th Inf Co E. CSA. Born “Terje Aslaksen Hastvedt” on 5 Dec 1842 at Bes, Emli, Norway. Civil War: Enlisted for one years on 8 Feb 1862 at Canton, Texas. Private. From 24 Jun to 14 Jul 1862 he was absent on a detail to procure arms. From 19 Jul through Nov 1862, he was assigned to work as a hospital steward in the Confededrate General Hospital in Tyler, Texas. Promoted to Corporal 12 Feb 1863. Post war: Died on 22 Feb 1893 in Brownsboro, Henderson 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) “Targarson, Thomas”
THOMPSON, Alfred G.
WI 27th Inf Co H. Residence: Deerfield, Dane County, Wisconsin. Born in Voss, Norway. Civil War: Student. Age 25. Blue eyes, dark hair, light complexion, 5’7½”, stout build. Enlisted for three years on 15 Aug 1862 at Madison, Wisconsin. Mustered 25 Oct 1862 at Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Bounty $100, $75 still due at muster out. Appointed Sergeant on 22 Oct 1862. Sick at Madison since 1 Aug 1863. Listed “on furlough” in July 1863 regimental report. On 27 May 1864, he was reduced from Sergeant to ranks. Furloughed for 30 days on 13 Aug 1864. On 15 Sep 1864, Private Alfred G. Thompson was listed absent without leave after failing to return on 13 Sep, at the expiration of his furlough. Joined company from absent sick at Madison, Wisconsin, 7 Dec 1864. Mustered out with company on 29 Aug 1865 at Brownsville, Texas. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 boxes 129-10,17,19; 130-10, 131-14; red book vol 32)
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)
THOMPSON, Hans
From Salttvedt prestegjeld, Haugesund, Norway. Civil War: Private. Lived in Normanna, Texas. Sources: (Ulvestad p334)
THOMPSON, James
WI 11th Inf Co A. Residence: Cross Plains, Dane County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 21. Farmer. Unmarried. Blue eyes, brown hair, light complexion, 5’7”. Enlisted for three years on 8 Sep 1861 at Cross Plains. Mustered 21 Sep 1861 at Madison, Wisconsin. Private. Engaged in the battle of Port Gibson, Mississippi, 1 May 1863; Champion Hills, Mississippi, 16 May 1863; Big Black River Bridge, Mississippi, 17 May 1863; the Siege of Vicksburg and “assault on the works” 22 May 1863; and the siege of Jackson, Mississippi, 18 Jul 1863. Re-enlisted for three years on 4 Jan 1864 at Indianola, Texas. Re-mustered there 13 Feb 1864. Took part in the siege of Blakely, Alabama, and the assault on the works 9 Apr 1865, and was there severely wounded in both legs. Mustered out with his regiment at Mobile, Alabama, 4 Sep 1865. Granted a pension of $3 a month because of the wound to his right leg. Sources: (WHS red book vol 16, p24) (“Pensioners on the Roll as of January 1, 1883 (living in Wisconsin)”, Park Genealogical Books, Roseville, Minnesota publ. 1998.)
THOMPSON, Nicolai
AL. CSA. Born 29 May 1839 in Mandal, Norway. Shipwrecked in the West Indies; picked up by a blockade runner and carried to Mobile, Alabama. Civil War: Enlisted at Mobile. Served until end of war. Post war: Moved to Texas, eventually to Randal County. Died 30 Apr 1919, Hereford, Canyon County, Texas. Sources: (www.borgerkrigen.info)
THOMPSON, Nils
From Stavangerkanten, Norway. Civil War: Private. Died in Normanna, Texas (before 1907). Sources: (Ulvestad p334)
THOMPSON, Torris W.
IL 91st Inf Co E. Residence: Lisbon, Kendall County, Illinois. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Unmarried. Age 22. Blue eyes, blond hair, dark complexion, 5’7½”. Enlisted for three years on 11 Aug 1862 at Lisbon. Mustered 8 Sep 1862 at Camp Butler, Illinois. Private. Died of disease on 15 Jan 1864 at Brownsville, Texas. Sources: (ILSA reel 8 p17)
THORSEN, Alf
WI 27th Inf Co H. Residence: Christiania, Dane County, Wisconsin. Born in Telemarken, Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 38. Blue eyes, light hair, light complexion, 5’6”, stout build. Enlisted for three years on 13 Aug 1862 at Vermont, Wisconsin. Mustered 25 Oct 1862 at Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Bounty $100, $75 still due at muster out. Private. On the June 1863 muster roll, Alf Thorson is shown as sick at Madison since 30 Mar 1863. Detailed in Pioneer Corps, 24 Jun 1864. On 6 Apr 1865, Alf Thoreson is shown as joining the regiment from detached service in the Pioneer Corps at Little Rock, Arkansas. Mustered out with company on 29 Aug 1865 at Brownsville, Texas. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 boxes 129-10,17; 130-10, 131-14; red book vol 32)
THORSON, Byron
WI 27th Inf Co H. Residence: Oakland, Jefferson County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 18. Blue eyes, light hair, light complexion, 5’9”. Enlisted for three years on 30 Dec 1863 at Oakland. Mustered 7 Jan 1864 at Madison, Wisconsin. Bounty $200, $120 still due at muster out. Private. Joined the regiment on 20 Feb 1864; assigned to Company H the next day. Mustered out with company on 29 Aug 1865 at Brownsville, Texas. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 boxes 129-13, 130-10, 131-14; red book vol 32
THRONSON, Michael
WI 27th Inf Co H. Residence: Vermont, Dane County, Wisconsin. Born in Urdal, Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 28. Blue eyes, light hair, light complexion, 5’5”, stout build. Enlisted for three years on 15 Aug 1862 at Vermont, Wisconsin. Mustered 25 Oct 1862 at Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Bounty $100, $75 still due at muster out. Private. Left sick at Helena, Arkansas, 13 Aug 1863. Discharged from the service from hospital in Madison, Wisconsin, on 9 Nov 1863; rejoined his regiment 27 Nov 1863. Mustered out with company on 29 Aug 1865 at Brownsville, Texas. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 boxes 129-10,19; 130-10, 131-14; red book vol 32) “Threnson, Michael”
TODBERG, Samuel M.
TX 11th Inf Co E. CSA. Born 21 Sep 1835 in Norway. Civil War: Occupation: clerk. Blue eyes, fair hair, light complexion, 5’3”. Enlisted for one year on 8 Feb 1862 at Canton, Van Zandt County, Texas. Private. From 22 to 29 Mar 1862, he was in hospital at Houston, Texas, suffering dysentery. He was on detail as ward master in the Confederate General Hospital in Tyler, Texas, from 4 May to 4 Jun 1862. Discharged for disability at Camo Clough, Texas, 28 Jun 1862. Post war: Lived in Texas. Died 14 May 1903 at Comanche, Comanche County, Texas. Sources: (Ulvestad p336) (“Norwegian Soldiers in Confederate Forces” by C.A.Clausen & Derwood Johnson, publ. in Norwegian-American Studies, volume 25, Northfield, Minnesota. p115) (www.borgerkrigen.info) “Thodberg, Samuel”
TOLLEFSON, Osten
WI 27th Inf Co K. Residence: Manitowoc, Manitowoc County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 30. Blue eyes, light hair, light complexion, 5’7”. Enlisted for one year on 20 Sep 1864 at Manitowoc. Mustered 7 Oct 1864 at Madison, Wisconsin. Recruit. Private. Bounty $100, $33.33 due at muster out. Joined from recruiting depot on 22 Dec 1864. Absent sick in general hospital at Brazos de Santiago, Texas, since 6 Jun 1865. Mustered out 9 Aug 1865 at Brownsville, Texas. Buried at West cemetery, Valders, Wisconsin. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 boxes 129-14, 130-12, 131-16; red book vol 32) (Wisconsin Cemetery Records) (Hedberg)
TOMTE, James L.
WI 13th Inf Co F. Residence: Bradford, Rock County, Wisconsin. Born in Moscow, Michigan. Civil War: Age 19. Farmer. Married. Blue eyes, brown hair, fair complexion, 5’4”. Enlisted for three years on 25 Sep 1861 at Emerald Grove. Mustered 1 Nov 1861 at Janesville, Wisconsin. Sergeant. Re-enlisted 23 Jan 1864. Promoted to First Sergeant on 8 Oct 1864. Discharged from the service 28 Feb 1865 to accept commission as Second Lieutenant on 1 Mar 1865 at Huntsville, Alabama. Promoted to First Lieutenant on 25 Sep 1865 at San Antonio, Texas. Mustered out 24 Nov 1865 at San Antonio, Texas. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 64-8; red book vol 18, p110)
TONGEN, Peter Petersen
WI 27th Inf Co H. Residence: Wisconsin. Born in Lardal, Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 20. Light hair, light complexion, 5’5”, stout build. Enlisted for three years on 6 Aug 1862 at Christiania, Wisconsin. Mustered 25 Oct 1862 at Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Bounty $100, $75 still due at muster out. Private. Sick in hospital at Columbus, Kentucky, since 30 May 1863, according to Nov 1863 regimental report. Left sick at Helena, Arkansas, 13 Aug 1863. Sick in hospital at Mound City, Illinois, since 20 Sep 1863. Discharged from hospital 11 Feb 1864; rejoined the company 25 Feb 1864. Mustered out with company on 29 Aug 1865 at Brownsville, Texas. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 boxes 129-10,19; 130-10) “Tangen, Peter”
TONNESON, Tonnes
TX CSA. Born “Tonnes Tonnesen” in or near Stavanger, Norway. Civil War: Died in Louisiana, presumed killed in action, during the war. Sources: (Ulvestad p 276) (www.borgerkrigen.info) “Toneson, Tones”
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)
TORGERSON, William A.
WI 27th Inf Co H. Residence: Madison, Dane County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Cook. Age 34. Blue eyes, light hair, light complexion, 5’4”. Enlisted 15 Aug 1862. Private. Discharged from the service for disability on 27 Jul 1863. Re-enlisted for three years on 21 Dec 1863 at Madison. Mustered 7 Jan 1864 at Madison. Bounty $300, $120 still due at muster out. Recruit. On 3 May 1864, joined H company at Little Rock, Arkansas, from the recruiting depot at Madison. Mustered out with company on 29 Aug 1865 at Brownsville, Texas. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 boxes 129-13,19; 130-10, 131-5,14; red book vol 32) “Torgusen, William”.
TORKELSON, Crist
IA 23rd Inf Co A. Residence: Story City, Iowa. Born in Etna, Norway. Civil War: Age 21. Enlisted 30 Jul 1862. Mustered 21 Aug 1862. Private. Mustered out 26 Jul 1865, Harrisburg, Texas. Came back from war blind. Married after the war to Cecilia Hanson (also from Etna area). They had nine children. In 1885, Christ Torkelson was living in Roland, Iowa. Sources: (ISW-III p766) (XSS Iowa p352) (Grand daughter Clarice Torkelson Collins, Mason City, Iowa) (Ulvestad p337)
VATNE, John Johnson
From Jæderen, Norway. Civil War: Private. Lived in Bosque County, Texas. Sources: (Ulvestad p339)
WAERENSKJOLD, William
TX 1st Cav Co F. CSA. Residence: Van Zandt County, Texas. Born “Johan Mathaeus Christian Wilhelm Waerenskjold” on 24 Aug 1823 in Fredrikshald, Østfold, Norway, son of Otto Christian Wærenskjold and Cathrine Caroline Poulsen. Came to America at age 23, arriving in New Orleans on 12 Jul 1847 on the “New England” from Havre, France. Married 10 Sep 1848 to Elise Amalie Tvede. Civil War: Enlisted 8 Feb 1862 at Canton, Texas. Served first with the 1st Cavalry of Texas State Troops, later as a Second Lieutenant with TX 11th Inf Co E. Relieved of duty 25 Jun 1862. Later served as a private in TX 1st Cav Co F. Post war: He was murdered in Prairieville, Kaufman County, Texas, on 17 Nov 1866. Buried in Four Mile Cemetery, Prairieville. In one of his wife’s letters, she said her husband had been three times in the army. Sources: (“Norwegian Soldiers in Confederate Forces” by C.A.Clausen & Derwood Johnson, publ. in Norwegian-American Studies, volume 25, Northfield, Minnesota, p115) (“The Lady with the Pen”, edited by C. A. Clausen, publ Norwegian American Historical Association, 1961) (Naeseth vol 3 p6) (www.borgerkrigen.info) “Warenskjold, William” “Van Shaw, W”
WALLE, Ludwig I.
IL 89th Inf Co D. Residence: Chicago, Cook County, Illinois. Born in Norway. Civil War: Sailor. Age 25. Blue eyes, light hair, light complexion, 5’3½”. Enlisted for three years on 8 Jan 1864 at Chicago and mustered there the same day. Private. Transferred to Illinois 59th Infantry, Company D. Mustered out 8 Dec 1865 at New Braunfels, Texas. Sources: (ILSA reel 6 p23, reel 8 p18; reel 47-9 p23)
WALLER, Charll
WI 28th Inf Co C. Residence: Oconomowoc, Waukesha County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Unmarried. Age 23. Blue eyes, light hair, light complexion, 5’8½”, slim build. Enlisted for three years on 21 Aug 1862 at Oconomowoc. Mustered 13 Oct 1862 at Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Private. Mustered out at Brownsville, Texas, 23 Aug 1865. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 132-5,14; red book vol 33) “Waller, Carl”
WATSON, Canute A.
WI 13th Inf Staff. Residence: Chicago, Cook County, Illinois. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 19. Farmer. Unmarried. Blue eyes, auburn hair, light complexion, 6’1”. Enlisted for three years on 7 Oct 1861 at Milton. Mustered on 1 Nov 1861 at Janesville, Wisconsin. Promoted from Corporal to Commissary Sergeant of Company K on 16 Aug 1862. Commissioned First Lieutenant on 1 Mar 1865 and transferred to Company I (?) on 1 Mar 1865. Mustered out 24 Nov 1865 at San Antonio, Texas. Sources: (WHS red book vol 18, p6,130)
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”
WILKINSON, Sever
WI 15th Inf Co B. Residence: Buffalo City, Buffalo County, Wisconsin. Born 15 Apr 1843 in Norway. Civil War: Age 20. Farmer. Unmarried. Hazel eyes, brown hair, fair complexion, 5’10”. Enlisted for three years on 17 Feb 1864 at La Crosse, Wisconsin. Mustered there the same day. Private. Recruit. Came to the 15th Regiment at Strawberry Plains, Virginia, near the end of March 1864. Transferred to Company H on 1 Dec 1864. Assigned temporarily to the 24th Infantry. Transferred to Company I, WI 13th Infantry, 10 Jun 1865. Mustered out 24 Nov 1865 at San Antonio, Texas. Later served as a Captain in the Wisconsin State Militia. Died at age 67 on 29 Mar 1911 in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Buried there in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, lot 11, block 33, grave W ½. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 76-13; red book vol 18, p184; vol 20, p36) (Buslett p401) (Ulvestad p340) (Ager 297) (SDSHS WPA Veterans Cemetery Records, Minnehaha County) “Wilkinson, Syvert” “Wilkerson, Severt”
WILSON, Charles
WI 27th Inf Co H. Residence: Manitowoc, Manitowoc County, Wisconsin. Born in Westlandet, Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 38. Blue eyes, dark hair, dark complexion, 5’6”. Enlisted for one year on 19 Sep 1864 at Manitowoc. Mustered 7 Oct 1864 at Madison, Wisconsin. Recruit. Bounty $100, $33.33 still due at muster out. Private. Assigned to Co H on 8 Nov 1864. On 9 Mar 1865, Private Charles Wilson was listed as absent on detached service at Mobile Point, Alabama, guarding commissaries. Rejoined H Company on 19 May 1865. Mustered out 14 Jul 1865 at Clarksville, Texas. Lived in Mishicott, Wisconsin. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 boxes 129-14,17; 130-10; 131-14; red book vol 32) (Ulvestad p340)
WILSON, George
TX 2nd Inf Co D. CSA. Born 5 Dec 1837 in Norway. Civil War: Enlisted for one year early in the war. Private. Served mostly on Galveston Island. Transferred to the Marine Department, serving as a pilot on trading vessels running between Galveston, Houston and Trinity River ports. He was transferred again on 21 Apr 1865 to the TX 2nd Inf Co D and detached to serve aboard the steamer Badger. His regiment was disbanded in May 1865. Sources: (www.borgerkrigen.info)
WILSON, George
WI 27th Inf Co H. Residence: Manitowoc, Manitowoc County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 34. Black eyes, dark hair, dark complexion, 5’8”. Enlisted for one year on 19 Sep 1864 at Manitowoc. Mustered 7 Oct 1864 at Madison, Wisconsin. Recruit. Bounty $100, $33.33 still due at muster out. Private. Assigned to H Company on 8 Nov 1864. Mustered out 14 Jul 1865 at Clarksville, Texas. Died in Manitowoc County, Wisconsin. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 129-14,17; red book vol 32) (Ulvestad p340)
WILSON, John
US Eighth Infantry, Co K. Mexican War: Private. Sources: (e-mail, Derwood Johnson, Waco, Texas) “Olsen, Johannes”
WILSON, William C.
IL 37th Inf Co H. Residence: Morristown, Henry County, Illinois. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Unmarried. Age 24. Gray eyes, brown hair, light complexion, 5’11”. Enlisted for three years on 15 Aug 1861 at Morristown. Mustered 18 Sep 1861 at Chicago, Illinois. Corporal. Commissioned Second Lieutenant on 10 Jun 1862 at Vicksburg, Mississippi. Promoted to First Lieutenant on 17 Jun 1864 at Vicksburg. Promoted to Captain of Co A. Mustered out 12 May 1866 at Houston, Texas. Sources: (ILSA reel 4 p3,39)
WINKERMAN, Benjamin
IL 28th Inf Co F Re-organized. Residence: Not shown. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 22. Blue eyes, light hair, light complexion, 5’6½”. Enlisted for three years on 8 Aug 1862 at Lisbon, Illinois. Mustered in 8 Sep 1862 at Camp Butler, Illinois. Private. Transferred from the Illinois 91st Regiment. Mustered out 16 Mar 1866 at Brownsville, Texas. Sources: (ILSA reel 17 p22)
WOLD, Ole
From Hedemarken, Norway. Civil War: Private. Was also a member of the Settlers “Home Guard” in the Indian wars in Texas. Later, he lived in Seattle, Washington. Sources: (Ulvestad p340)