Abbreviations & Data Clues

This web site contains information on Civil War soldiers born in Norway, plus many born in Sweden and Denmark. It also includes information on men serving in other American wars, from the Revolutionary War (two men, so far) to the Second World War.

Names of the soldiers are on the left and are in alphabetical order. The names are, in all possible cases, the names the soldier was known by while in the military. They may not be the names such men adopted after discharge.

In cases of men of the same name, the next sorting is by state, using modern postal code and similar abbreviations:

CA
California
CO
Colorado
DT
Dakota Territory
IA
Iowa
IL
Illinois
IN
Indiana
KS
Kansas
LA
Louisiana
MI
Michigan
MN
Minnesota
MO
Missouri
NC
North Carolina
ND
North Dakota
NE
Nebraska
NJ
New Jersey
NY
New York
OH
Ohio
PA
Pennsylvania
SD
South Dakota
TX
Texas
US
United States
VT
Vermont
WI
Wisconsin

Additional abbreviations

Cav
Cavalry
Hv Arty
Heavy Artillery
Co
Company
Inf
Infantry
Lt Arty
Light Artillery
Reg
Regiment

The information is arranged as follows:

  1. Name
  2. Unit
  3. Residence at time of enlistment
  4. Place and time of birth, etc…
  5. Immigration and other pre-war biographical notes
  6. Civil War: (or other war) All military information
  7. Post war: All post war biographical information, including pensions granted
  8. Sources: Where this soldier’s information came from.

Finally, in quotes, other names and spellings associated with this soldier.