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GUNDERSEN, Andrew

WI 17th Inf Co F. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 40. Blue eyes, light hair, florid complexion, 5’3½”. Drafted. Enrolled for one year on 5 Dec 1864 at Oconomowoc, Wisconsin. Mustered there the same day. Private. Discharged from the service 8 Jun 1865 at Madison, Wisconsin. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 87-13; red book vol 22, p126)

GUNDERSEN, Arve

From Holder, Nedre Telemarken, Norway. Civil War: Private. Post war: Lived at Vermillion, South Dakota. He was director of the Soldier Home in Hot Springs, South Dakota. Sources: (Ulvestad p284) “Gundersen, Harvey”

GUNDERSEN, Aslak

From Telemarken, Norway. Civil War: Private. Post war: Lived in Marshall County, Minnesota. Sources: (Ulvestad p285)

GUNDERSEN, Borge

MN 1st Battalion Infantry, Co D. Residence not shown. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 38. Enrolled 13 Mar 1865. Mustered 15 Mar 1865. Private. Discharged from the service with his company, 14 Jul 1865. Sources: (MINN p548) (MCIW p72) (Ulvestad p285)

GUNDERSEN, Christian

WI 27th Inf Co H. Residence: Madison, Dane County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 22. Blue eyes, brown hair, fair complexion, 5’8”. Enlisted for three years on 18 Dec 1863 at Madison. Mustered 7 Jan 1864 at Madison. Bounty $300, $120 still due at muster out. Private. Joined 27th Regiment on 20 Feb 1864 from recruiting depot in Madison; assigned to Company H the next day. Absent sick in Division hospital since being wounded in a skirmish at Okolona, Arkansas, on 3 Apr 1864. Absent sick in General Hospital at Madison since 24 Jun 1864, according to the muster roll report of 30 Apr 1865. Transferred to Wisconsin Veteran Reserve Corp, 23rd Regiment, Company A, 24 Apr 1865. Mustered out 2 (or 21) Aug 1865 at Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 boxes 129-13, 130-10, 131-14; red book vol 32) (Quiner p 762)

GUNDERSEN, Claus

Civil War: Private. Post war: Lived at Scandinavia, Wisconsin. Sources: (Ulvestad p285)

GUNDERSEN, E.

Civil War: Private. Post war: Lived in Scandinavia, Wisconsin. Dead (before 1907) Sources: (Ulvestad p285)

GUNDERSEN, Gunder

MN 2nd Inf Co E. Residence: Norway, Fillmore County, Minnesota. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 39. Drafted. Mustered 31 May 1864. Private. Discharged from the service with his regiment, 11 Jul 1865. Sources: (MINN p83) (MCIW p133) (Ulvestad p285) (“History of Fillmore County, publ. 1912, p 146)

GUNDERSEN, Harvey

See GUNDERSEN, Arve

GUNDERSEN, John

WI 17th Inf Co A. Residence: Hamburg, Vernon County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 35. Blue eyes, brown hair, fair complexion, 5’9”. Drafted. Enrolled for one year on 21 Sep 1864 at La Crosse, Wisconsin. Mustered there the same day. Private. Discharged from the service 2 Jun 1865. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 87-14; red book vol 22, p14)

GUNDERSEN, Knud

WI 27th Inf Co H. Residence: Perry, Dane County, Wisconsin. Born in Nissedal, Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 19. Blue eyes, light hair, light complexion, 5’6”, medium build. Enlisted for three years on 18 Aug 1862 at Perry. Mustered 25 Oct 1862 at Madison. Private. Sick at Madison, Wisconsin, since 30 Mar 1863, according to June 1863 monthly report. Left sick at Duval’s Bluff, Arkansas, 13 Aug 1863. Died of typhoid fever at Helena, Arkansas, 5 Sep 1863. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 boxes 129-10,19; 130-10, 131-4; red book vol 32) (Love p1103)

GUNDERSEN, Knudt

MN 4th Inf Co B. Residence: Glencoe, McLeod County, Minnesota. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 25. Enrolled 26 Sep 1861. Mustered 2 Oct 1861. Private. Died in the war, 17 (or 18) Sep 1862. Sources: (MINN p181) (Ulvestad p285)

GUNDERSEN, Knut

From Hemsedal, Norway. Civil War: Private. Post war: Lived in McLeod County, Minnesota. Sources: (Ulvestad p285)

GUNDERSEN, Lars

From Konnesmo Sogn, Norway. Civil War: Private. Post war: Lived in Nebraska. Sources: (Ulvestad p285)

GUNDERSEN, Mikkel

From Vraadal, Telemarken, Norway. Civil War: Private. Post war: Lived in Houston County, Minnesota. Died in 1900. Sources: (Ulvestad p285)

GUNDERSEN, N.

Indian War: Private. Post war: Lived at Nicollet County, Minnesota. Sources: (Ulvestad p285)

GUNDERSEN, Ole

MN 3rd Inf Co C. Residence: Not shown. Born in Aadalen, Norway. Civil War: Age 32. Mustered 3 Sep 1864. Recruit. Private. Was missing in a battle in Virginia. Discharged from the service by order 28 Jul 1865. Sources: (MINN p134) (MCIW p183) (Ulvestad p285)

GUNDERSEN, Thomas

Private. From Gjerpen, Norway. Civil War: Private. Post war: Died at Iola, Wisconsin. Sources: (Ulvestad p285)

GUNDERSON, Andrew

WI 2nd Cav Co H. Born in Norway. Civil War: Sailor. Age 23. Blue eyes, brown hair, light complexion, 5’4½”. Enlisted for one year on 23 Jan 1865 at Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Mustered there the same day. Enlistment credited to Kenosha, Wisconsin. Private. Recruit. Died of disease on 16 Sep 1865 at St. Louis, Missouri. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 207-10) (Love p1126).

GUNDERSON, Andrew

WI 53rd Inf Co D. Residence: Wausau, Marathon County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 41. Blue eyes, brown hair, dark complexion, 5’7”. Enlisted for one year on 3 Apr 1865 at La Crosse, Wisconsin. Mustered there the same day. Bounty $100, $33.33 paid. Private. On 10 Jun 1865 at Pleasant Hill, Missouri, he and his company were merged into the WI 51st. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 boxes 198-13; 201-5,6)

GUNDERSON, Aslack

WI 19th Inf Co B. Residence: Rushford, Fillmore County, Minnesota. Civil War: Age 30. Unmarried. Enlisted for three years at La Crosse, Wisconsin, on 11 Feb 1862. Mustered 4 Mar 1862 at Racine, Wisconsin. Private. Ole Hougan wrote in his diary on 16 Jun 1863 that Gunderson had “cut off his little toe”. Mustered out 29 Apr 1865 at Madison, Wisconsin. Post war: Lived in Rushford. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 97-17; red book vol 24) (Ulvestad p285) (Ole G. Hougan’s Civil War Diary, 2 Jan & 16 Jun 1863) “Gunderson, Aslag” “Gunderson, Islag”

GUNDERSON, Benedict

WI 50th Inf Co K. Residence: Freeman, Crawford County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Tinner. Age 26. Unmarried. Hazel eyes, brown hair, dark complexion, 5’8”. Enlisted for one year on 6 Apr 1865 at Boscobel, Wisconsin. Mustered there the same day. Bounty $100, $33.33 paid. Private. On 31 Dec 1865, he is listed as having been left sick at Fort Randall, Dakota Territory, since 15 Sep 1865. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 195-11,17)

GUNDERSON, Bertel

MN Mounted Rangers, 1st Regiment, Co F. Residence not shown. Born in Konnesmo, Norway. Civil War: Age 26. Enrolled 11 Nov 1862. Mustered 24 Nov 1862. Private. Served in Indian and Civil wars. Took part in a battle at Bismarck, Dakota Territory. Discharged from the service with his company, 2 Dec 1863. Post war: Lived at Clarkfield, Minnesota. “Beril Gunstensen” of Fisher, Polk County, Minnesota, was granted a pension of $8 a month because he was sole support of his mother. Sources: (MINN p656) (MCIW p533) (Ulvestad p285) (Pension List 1882,3. Vol 4 p569)

GUNDERSON, Charles

IL 95th Inf Co D (or Co I). Born “Hans Charles Gundersen” in Drammen, Buskerud, Norway, on 8 Feb 1840. Came to America about 1858. Civil War: Enlisted in 1861 at McHenry County, Illinois. Mustered 4 Sep 1862 at Rockford, Illinois. Private. Post war: Died 25 Jul 1902 at an Illinois Old Soldier’s Home. Buried in Chicago. Sources: (Letter, Ms. Lee Hanson, Palo Alto, California) Rootsweb.com, Karla Lee Hanson leehan@pacbell.net)

GUNDERSON, Claus

WI 47th Inf Co D. Residence: New Hope, Portage County, Wisconsin. Enlistment credited to Harmony, Rock County. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 41. Married. Blue eyes, black hair, light complexion, 5’7”. Enlisted for one year on 31 Jan 1865 at Scandinavia, Wisconsin. Mustered 10 Feb 1865 at Madison, Wisconsin. Bounty $100, $33.33 paid. Private. In hospital at Tullahome, Tennessee, from 4 Jul 1865 until his muster out of service on 22 Jul 1865. Post war: In Feb 1881, Claus Gunderson of Waupaca, Waupaca County, was granted a pension of $4 a month because of chronic diarrhea. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 188-5,15; red book vol 52) (“Pensioners on the Roll as of January 1, 1883 (living in Wisconsin)”, Park Genealogical Books, Roseville, Minnesota, publ. 1998.)

GUNDERSON, Dreng

WI 15th Inf Co I. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 31. Blue eyes, light hair, light complexion, 5’10”. Enlisted for three years on 20 Nov 1861 at Madison, Wisconsin, and mustered there on 28 Nov 1861. Private. Died at General Hospital No. 5 in Knoxville, Tennessee, on 4 Feb 1864 of chronic diarrhea. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 76-16)

GUNDERSON, Edward

LA 6th Inf Co I. CSA. Residence: Chicago, Illinois. Born Edvard Gundersen Ostmo on 29 Dec 1837 in Solor, Norway. To US 1859 to Wisconsin. Worked in lumber camps until the spring of 1860. Started for Pike’s Peak to search for gold. At Hannibal, Missouri, he met miners returning from Colorado who were broke and starving. Gunderson went to St. Louis and worked at odd jobs for a few weeks and then took passage on a boat to New Orleans, where he worked as a laborer. Civil War: Drafted. Enrolled at New Orleans on 21 Mar 1862. He was then 25 and unmarried, with blue eyes, auburn hair and a florid complexion, 5’9”. Private. Sent to join the LA 6th Inf. The Regiment was already in Virginia. He was captured by Union troops at Fredericksburg, Virginia, 3 May 1863 and sent to Fort Delaware, Delaware. Exchanged 23 May 1863 at City Point, Virginia. He was wounded at Gettysburg on 2 Jul 1863. Escaped capture and was with his company through April 1864. Captured at the Battle of the Wilderness, Pine Run, Virginia, on 5 May 1864 and sent to Point Lookout prison, Maryland; then transferred to Elmira, New York, until the war ended and he was released on 19 Jun 1865. Post war: He married in 1873 to Olivia Kalgaarden. Seven children. He moved to Kensett, Worth County, Iowa, and died there on 27 Jan 1924. He is buried at Elk Creek cemetery west of Kensett. Sources: (“Irish Rebels, Confederate Tigers” by James P Gannon, publ. 1998) (Ulvestad p285) (www.borgerkrigen.info) (Obituary, “The Northwood Anchor”) (Walk) “Gundersen, Edvard”

GUNDERSON, Erland

WI 47th Inf Co D. Residence: Scandinavia, Waupaca County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 43. Married. Blue eyes, brown hair, light complexion, 5’8”. Enlisted for one year on 31 Jan 1865 at Scandinavia. Mustered 10 Feb 1865 at Madison, Wisconsin. Bounty $100, $33.33 paid. Private. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 188-5; red book vol 52)

GUNDERSON, Erland

Born in Norway in 1821. Private. Died in 1904. Mexican War: (?). Post war: Buried in Scandinavia Lutheran Cemetery Section I row 28, Scandinavia, Waupaca County, Wisconsin. Sources: (USGenWeb Archives by Geraldine Trinrud gertrin@gglbbs.com)

GUNDERSON, George

IL 134th Inf Co K. Residence: Chicago, Cook County, Illinois. Born in Norway. Civil War: Sailmaker. Age 27. Unmarried. Blue eyes, dark hair, dark complexion, 5’11”. Enlisted for 100 days on 19 May 1864 at Chicago. Mustered 31 May 1864 at Camp Fry, Illinois. Private. Mustered out with his Company on 25 Oct 1864 at Chicago. Sources: (ILSA reel 11 p77)

GUNDERSON, Gunder

MN Mounted Rangers, 1st Regiment, Co M. Residence: Not shown. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 23. Enrolled 1 Nov 1862. Mustered 30 Dec 1862. Private. Served in Indian and Civil wars. Discharged from the service with his company, 7 Dec 1863. Sources: (MINN p679) (MCIW p541) (Ulvestad p285)

GUNDERSON, Gunder

WI 15th Inf Co E. Residence: Primrose, Dane County, Wisconsin. Born 12 Feb 1839 in Sandnes Parish, Rogaland, Norway, son of Gunder Jacobsen and Delia Andersen. Civil War: Age 23. Unmarried. Enlisted for three years on 12 Nov 1861 in Dane County. Mustered 8 Dec 1861 at Madison, Wisconsin. Sergeant. Wounded and taken prisoner in Battle of Stone's River near Murfreesboro, Tennessee, 30 Dec 1862. Paroled and sent to Camp Chase, Ohio, from Dec 1862 to Oct 1863. Reduced to ranks. Returned from parole camp 16 Jun 1863. Sent back to parole camp at St. Louis, Missouri, 22 Jun 1863; not having been exchanged. Returned from parole camp 16 Jun 1864. Sick 18 Jul 1864 into August. Promoted from Private to Sergeant on 1 Sep 1864. Mustered out with Company in Chattanooga, Tennessee, 20 Dec 1864. Post war: Gunder Gunderson married Dorthea Charleson, a widow with two children, on 29 May 1867 in Dane County, Wisconsin. They moved to Mt. Valley township, Winnebago County, Iowa. In 1886, Gunder Gunderson of Co C (sic) was living in Forest City, Iowa. Sources: (WHS red book vol 20 p70) (XSS Iowa p705) (TAR) (Buslett p477) (Ager p275, photo; p303) (Ulvestad p259, p287) (Quiner p 621) (email to Dee Grimsrud from Mary Lawson, Edina, Minnesota maryloulawson@prodigy.net) "Hanna, Gunder G.".

GUNDERSON, Gunder

WI 17th Inf. Residence: Coon, Vernon County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 44. Blue eyes, light brown hair, dark complexion, 5’9”. Drafted. Enrolled for one year on 21 Sep 1864 at La Crosse, Wisconsin. Mustered the same day. Private. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 87-13)

GUNDERSON, Hans

From Hitterdal, Norway. Civil War: Private. Wounded and died in Nashville, Tennessee. [15-16 Dec 1864] Sources: (Ulvestad p285)

GUNDERSON, Hans

WI 44th Inf Co C. Residence: Iola, Waupaca County, Wisconsin. Born “Hans Gundersen Romnes” on 6 May 1835 at Holden Sogn, Norway. He was a son of Gunder Jørgensen Romnes and Kari Jonsdatter Kaalstad. He came to America with his parents and siblings on “Salvator”, which sailed from Porsgrunn, Telemark, and arrived in New York on 6 Jul 1844. They came to Waukesha County, Wisconsin. His father died in 1846 and the family,about 1852, moved to Iola. Civil War: Farmer. Age 29. Unmarried. Blue eyes, light hair, light complexion, 5’9”. Enlisted for one year on 29 Oct 1864 at Waupaca, Wisconsin. Enlistment credited to Shields, Dodge County. Mustered 10 Nov 1864 at Madison, Wisconsin. Bounty $100, $33.33 paid. Private. Mustered out with this company on 28 Aug 1865 at Paducah, Kentucky. Post war: On 22 Dec 1865, he was married to Siri Anderson. They lived in Stevens Point, Portage County, Wisconsin. Three sons. He died 7 Dec 1894, death due to stomach cancer. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 180-4,15; red book vol 49; blue book) (Obituary, Stevens Point Gazette, 12 Dec 1894) (Naeseth ’44-331) “Heisholdt, H”

GUNDERSON, Hans

WI 15th Inf Co I. Residence: Scandinavia, Waupaca County, Wisconsin. Born “Hans Gunderson Haugen” in Hjartdal, Telemark, about 1837. Civil War: Age 24. Unmarried. Enlisted for three years on 12 Nov 1861 at Scandinavia and mustered at Madison, Wisconsin, 20 Dec 1861. Private. Promoted to Sergeant 1 Feb 1862. Sick in Chattanooga, Tennessee, in September 1863. Taken prisoner at New Hope Church, Georgia, 27 May 1864. Died of scurvy in Andersonville Prison on 11 Oct 1864. Buried there in grave 10,691. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 boxes 76-11, 259-2; red book vol 20 p126) (Buslett p590) (Ulvestad p285, p259) (Ager p314, e50) (GPO p85) (Gjertveit) (“Prisoners who died at Andersonville Prison” Atwater List, publ 1865)

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)

GUNDERSON, Helge

IA 16th Inf Co I. Residence: Madison Township, Winneshiek County, Iowa. Born "Helge Gundersen Lillemoen" on 23 Nov 1848 in Sigdal, Norway. Came with his parents to Wisconsin in 1853. Moved to Iowa in 1854. Civil War: Age 18. Blue eyes, light hair, light complexion, 5’4½”. Enlisted for one year on 23 Nov 1864 as a substitute for Ole Ellingson of Madison Township, who had been drafted on 15 Nov 1864. Mustered 23 Nov 1864 at Dubuque, Iowa. Private. Mustered out 19 Jul 1865 at Louisville, Kentucky. Post war: Gunderson became Henry G. Lillemoen and, in 1869, he married Ingeborg Stenersdatter Snersrud. They moved to Lillemon, Stony Brook township, Grant County, Minnesota. They had eleven children. Sources: (ISW-II p1119) (Letter, Rosie Goettelman, Decorah IA) (Ulvestad p307) (Rokke) (Winneshiek County Marriage Records) “Lillemoen, Henry G.”

GUNDERSON, Jacob

WI 18th Inf Co E. Residence: Lewiston, Columbia County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 41. Blue eyes, brown hair, fair complexion, 5’4”. Drafted. Enrolled for one year on 27 Oct 1864 at Janesville, Wisconsin. Mustered there the same day. Private. Mustered out 23 May 1865 at Albany, New York. Post war: In 1890, Christina is listed as a widow of this man. She is living at Homedahl, Faribault County, Minnesota. Jacob’s death is said to have been caused by asthma. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 92-11; red book vol 23) (1890 Veterans and Widows Census, Minnesota, No.123, roll 22)

GUNDERSON, Jacob

From Flekkefjord, Norway. Civil War: Private. Post war: Lived in Yellow Medicine County, Minnesota. Sources: (Ulvestad p285)

GUNDERSON, John

Born “Johan Gundersen Hagen” in 1830 in Biri, Norway. Married in 1853 to Helene Elisdatter Stumliødegård. Eight children. Came to America in 1857. Civil War: Enlisted in 1863. Private. Discharged in 1865. Private. Post war: Lived at Chaseburg, Wisconsin. He died in 1910 and is buried in the Middle Coon Valley churchyard. Sources: (Ulvestad p285, 286) (Oudenstad p148)

GUNDERSON, John

WI 37th Inf Co C. Residence: Iola, Waupaca County, Wisconsin. Born 12 Nov 1825 in Holla, Telemark, Norway, son of Gunder Jørgensen Romnes and Kari Jonsdatter Kaalstad. The family came to America aboard the “Salvator” which left Porsgrunn, Telemark, and reached New York on 6 Jul 1844. On 14 Jun 1855 he married Anne Vimme. Civil War: Farmer. Age 39. Married. Blue eyes, brown hair, sandy complexion, 5’1½”. Drafted. Enrolled for one year on 5 Nov 1864 at Iola, and mustered there the same day. Private. Post war: The wife of John Gunderson in March 1865 applied for $5 a month in state aid. The commander of company C, on 27 Mar 1865, certified that Gunderson, drafted on 5 Nov 1864, had joined Company C on 11 Dec 1864 and was “present for duty”. Post war: Lived at Iola. Died 8 Feb 1880. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 167-13,15,20; red book vol 42) (Naeseth ’44-330) (Ulvestad p290) “Heisholt, John”

GUNDERSON, John

MN 9th Inf Co H. Residence: Carver, Carver County, Minnesota. “Johan Gundersen” was born at Kneppe, Gaardemoen, Norway. In 1846 he married Marie Ingeborg of Fredricksall, Norway. They and two children, Gustave and Ole, came to America in 1854 to Carver County. Civil War: Age 41. Enrolled 15 Aug 1862. Mustered 27 Oct (or 22 Aug) 1862. Private. Served under General Sibley in western Minnesota during the Sioux uprisings. Discharged from the service for disability 26 Aug 1863. Post war: John Gunderson of Elizabeth, Otter Tail County, Minnesota, in Nov 1880, was granted a pension of $4 a month because of paralysis of his right arm. He died 26 Aug 1903 at Audubon, Otter Tail County, Minnesota. Sources: (MINN p441) (MCIW p450) (Ulvestad p285) (Pension List 1882-3. Vol 4 p 567) (History of the Township of Erhards Grove, Otter Tail County, Minnesota. 1949. p187) (Pensioners on the Roll as of January 1, 1883, living in Minnesota, publ. 1994, Park Genealogical Books, Brooklyn Park, Minnesota) (Otter Tail County Historical Society) “Gunderson, Johan”

GUNDERSON, Knut

WI 42nd Inf Co A. Residence: Scandinavia, Waupaca County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 36. Married. Blue eyes, dark hair, light complexion, 5’7¾”. Enlisted for one year on 29 Aug 1864 at Waupaca, Wisconsin. Mustered 1 Sep 1864 at Madison, Wisconsin. Bounty $100. Private. Mustered out 20 Jun 1865. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 176-2,14; red book vol 47)

GUNDERSON, M.

Indian War: Private. Post war: Lived at Oakland, Minnesota. Sources: (Ulvestad p285)

GUNDERSON, Martin O.

MN Mounted Rangers, 1st Regiment, Co M. Residence: Oakland Township, Freeborn County, Minnesota. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 18. Enrolled 1 Nov 1862. Mustered 30 Dec 1862. Private. Served in Indian and Civil Wars. Discharged from the service with his company on 7 Dec 1863. Sources: (MINN p679) (MCIW p541) (Ulvestad p285) (FCHS)

GUNDERSON, Michael

MN 11th Inf Co K. Residence not shown. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 21. Enrolled 31 Aug 1864. Mustered the same day. Private. Discharged from the service with his regiment, 26 Jun 1865. Sources: (MINN p528) (MCIW p505)

GUNDERSON, Michael

WI 32nd Inf Co K. Residence: Lowville, Columbia County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 27. Farmer. Married. Blue eyes, light hair, fair complexion, 5’8”. Enlisted for three years on 21 Aug 1862 at Lowville. Mustered 25 Sep 1862 at Oshkosh, Wisconsin. Private. Died at Hilton Head, South Carolina, on 18 Feb 1865 of gunshot wound received in the Battle for River’s Bridge over the Salkahatchie River, South Carolina, on 3 Feb 1865. Sources: (WHS red book vol 37) (Love p1109)

GUNDERSON, Nels

WI 50th Inf Co K. Residence: Waldwick, Iowa County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 21. Blue eyes, light hair, fair complexion, 6’. Enlisted for one year on 1 Mar 1865 at Lisbon, Wisconsin. Mustered 16 Mar 1865 at Madison, Wisconsin. Bounty $100, $33.33 paid. Private. Assigned as Company cook in August 1865. Left sick in the post hospital at Fort Randall, Dakota Territory, in September 1865 and died there on 7 Oct 1865 of typhoid fever. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 195-11,12,15; red book) (Kennedy, James B. Wisconsin Civil War name index) (Love p1122) “Gunderson, Niles”.

GUNDERSON, Ole

WI 6th Inf Co B. Residence: Centerville, St. Croix County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Unmarried. Age 19. Blue eyes, light hair, light complexion, 5’7”. Enlisted for three years on 10 Apr 1861 at Prescott, Wisconsin. Mustered 16 Jul 1861 at Madison, Wisconsin. Private. Sick 8 Nov 1861 at Baltimore, Maryland. Took part in the Battles of Gainesville, Virginia, 28-29 Aug 1862; Second Bull Run, Virginia, 30 Aug 1862; South Mountain, Maryland, 14 Sep 1862; Antietam, Maryland, 17 Sep 1862; Fredericksburg, Virginia, 11-15 Dec 1862; Fitzhugh’s Crossing, Virginia, 29 Apr 1863; Chancellorsville, Virginia, 1-3 May 1863, and Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. Wounded severely at Gettysburg, 1 Jul 1863. On furlough from Jan 1864 to April 1864. Discharged from the service 28 Jun 1864 from Harvey Hospital, Madison, Wisconsin, for disability due to wounds received in battle. Post war: Granted a pension of $6 a month because of a wound to his right leg. Sources: (WHS red book vol 11 p44) (Larsen) (“Pensioners on the Roll as of January 1, 1883 (living in Wisconsin)”, Park Genealogical Books, Roseville, Minnesota, publ. 1998.)

GUNDERSON, Ole

MN 1st Inf. Civil War: Corporal. Sources: (Ulvestad p263)

GUNDERSON, Ole

MN 1st Battalion Infantry, Co A. Residence not shown. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 18. Enrolled 29 Feb 1864. Mustered the same day. Private. Promoted to Corporal. Discharged from the service with his company, 14 Jul 1865. Sources: (MINN p535) (MCIW p67)

GUNDERSON, Ole

IL 1st Lt Arty Battery F. Residence: Dixon, Lee County, Illinois. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 44. Blue eyes, light hair, light complexion, 5’7”. Enlisted for three years on 9 Nov 1861 at Dixon. Mustered 25 Feb 1862. Private. Transferred to the Veterans Reserve Corps. Sources: (ILSA reel 16 p58)

GUNDERSON, Ole

WI 30th Inf Co B. Residence: Amherst, Portage County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 22. Blue eyes, light hair, fair complexion, 5’8”. Enlisted for three years on 26 Oct 1863 at Madison, Wisconsin. Mustered 27 Nov 1863 at Madison. Private. Recruit. Sick in the post hospital at Frankfort, Kentucky on 18 Jul 1865. Mustered out 20 Sep 1865 at Louisville, Kentucky. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 140-3; red book vol 35) (Larsen p38)

GUNDERSON, Ole

WI 49th Inf Co C. Residence: Arena, Iowa County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 37. Blue eyes, black hair, light complexion, 5’4”. Enlisted for one year on 13 Feb 1865 at Arena. Mustered 22 Feb 1865 at Madison, Wisconsin. Bounty $100, $33.33 paid. Private. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 193-5,13,21)

GUNDERSON, Ole

WI Lt Arty 10th Battery. Born 1840 in Norway. Civil War: Age 21. Enlisted for three years on 1 Dec 1861 at New Lisbon, Juneau County, Wisconsin. Mustered 10 Feb 1862 at Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Private. Transferred to Ninth Battery on 31 Mar 1862. Mustered out at Leavenworth, Kansas, on 26 Jan 1865. Post war: Died 25 Dec 1930 at Madison, South Dakota, at age 90. Buried in Graceland Cemetery, Madison, original section, lot 11, block 18, grave 8. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 241-8,9,12; red book vol 5) (SDSHS WPA Veterans Cemetery Records, Lake County)

GUNDERSON, Ole

From Nedre Telemarken. Civil War: Private. Missing, but came home. Post war: Killed in a tornado in Richmond, Wisconsin, about 1899. Sources: (Ulvestad p285)

GUNDERSON, Ole

Civil War: Private. Post war: Died in Hanley Falls, Minnesota, in 1904. Sources: (Ulvestad p285)

GUNDERSON, Ole

Civil War: Private. Post war: Died in Menomonie, Wisconsin (before 1907) Sources: (Ulvestad p285 )

GUNDERSON, Ole

From Hovde, Telemarken, Norway. Civil War: Private. Post war: Lived in Madison, South Dakota. Sources: (Ulvestad p285)

GUNDERSON, Ole

WI 9th Battery. Born in Norway in 1840. Civil War: Entered service 1862. Private. Discharged 1865. Sources: (South Dakota Historical collections, vol XVI, publ 1932, p334)

GUNDERSON, Oliver

WI 18th Inf Co F. Residence: Lowville, Columbia County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 20. Blue eyes, light hair, light complexion, 5’5”. Enlisted for three years on 10 Dec 1861 at Lowville. Private. Wounded in the battle of Pittsburg Landing, Tennessee, 6 Apr 1862. Wounded again the next day. Re-enlisted for three years on 1 Jan 1864 at Huntsville, Alabama. Re-mustered there the same day. Mustered out 18 Jul 1865 at Louisville, Kentucky. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 92-12,13; red book vol 23) (Quiner p 659, 661)

GUNDERSON, Oliver

WI 49th Inf Co C. Residence: Whitewater, Walworth County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Enlisted on 14 Feb 1865 at Delavan, Wisconsin. Mustered 22 Feb 1865 at Madison, Wisconsin. Private. Bounty $100, $33.33 paid. Sources: (WHS Series 1200, box 193-5,13,21)

GUNDERSON, Otto

Civil War: Private. From Kristiansand, Norway. Civil War: Private. He was a marine soldier in the war. Post war: Lived in Excelsior, Minnesota. Sources: (Ulvestad p285)

GUNDERSON, Peter

MN 1st Battalion Infantry, Co H. Residence not shown. Born in Sandokedal, Norway. Civil War: Age 22. Enrolled 29 Mar 1865. Mustered the same day. Private. Discharged from the service per order 9 (or 19) May 1865. Post war: The 1890 Veterans and Widows Census found him living in Solem Township, north of Kensington, Minnesota. Sources: (MINN p560) (MCIW p77) (DCHS card file) (Ulvestad p285)

GUNDERSON, Sven

WI 48th Inf Co D. Residence: Norway Township, Racine County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 18. Unmarried. Gray eyes, light hair, light complexion, 5’7”. Enlisted for one year on 15 Feb 1865 at Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and mustered there the same day. Bounty $100, $33.33 paid. Private. Mustered out at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, 19 Feb 1866. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 191-6,13; red book vol 53) “Gunderson, Swain”

GUNDERSON, Svennung

WI 11th Inf Co K. Residence: Winchester, Winnebago County, Wisconsin. Born about 1844 in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 20. Blue eyes, brown hair, fair complexion, 5’9½”. Volunteer recruit. Enrolled for three years on 22 Feb 1864 at Green Bay, Wisconsin. Enlistment credited to Winchester. Bounty $300. Private. Assigned as a farrier. Took part in the Red River Campaign, the Siege of Mobile and the Siege of Ft. Blakely, Alabama. Mustered out 4 Sep 1865. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 52-13) (History of the town of Winchester, Winnebago, Wisconsin, publ. 2002, 4-10) “Gunderson, Svenning” “Gunderson, Sven”

GUNDERSON, Thomas

WI 47th Inf Co D. Residence: Scandinavia, Waupaca County, Wisconsin. Born “Thomas Gundersen Løberg on 25 Feb 1823 at Gjerpen, Telemark, Norway, son of Gunder Tomesen Løberg and Ragnhild Sondresdatter. He came to America on “Salavator”, which sailed from Drammen and arrived in New York in July 1843. He came to Delafield Township, Waukesha County, Wisconsin, and moved by 1860 to Scandinavia Township, Waupaca County. Civil War: Age 41. Farmer. Married. Blue eyes, brown hair, dark complexion, 5’8”. Enlisted for one year on 23 Jan 1865 at Scandinavia. Mustered 10 Feb 1865 at Madison, Wisconsin. Bounty $100, $33.33 paid. Private. Post war: He died in 1896 and was buried at Iola, Waupaca County. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 188-5; red book vol 52) (Naeseth ’43-291)

GUNDERSON, Thomas

WI 37th Inf Co C. Residence: Marquette, Green Lake County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Unmarried. Age 21. Light eyes, brown hair, dark complexion, 5’6¾”. Enlisted for three years on 21 Mar 1864 at Marquette. Mustered 13 Apr 1864 at Madison, Wisconsin. Private. On company roster of 31 Dec 1864, he is shown as “absent sick since July 15, ‘64”. Roster of 28 Feb 1865 shows him back with the company, and still owed $160 of his $300 enlistment bounty. Promoted to Corporal 20 Apr 1865. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 167-5, 20; red book vol 42)

GUNDERSON, Torbjorn

WI 17th Inf Co B. Residence: Amherst, Portage County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 35. Blue eyes, sandy hair, sandy complexion, 5’6”. Drafted. Enrolled for one year on 22 Sep 1864 at La Crosse, Wisconsin. Mustered the same day. Private. Mustered out on 2 Jun 1865. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 87-13; red book vol 22, p32)

GUNDHUS, Christian

WI 15th Inf Co E. Residence: New Glarus, Green County, Wisconsin. Civil War: Age 18. Unmarried. Enlisted for three years on 13 Nov 1861 in Green County. Mustered 8 Dec 1861 at Madison, Wisconsin. Private. Left sick in hospital at Mississippi River Island No. 10 11 Jun 1862. Was given leave and died of disease on 4 Aug 1862 soon after arriving home. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 76-7; red book vol 20 p74) (TAR) (Buslett p477) (Ulvestad p285) (Ager p303) “Gunhus, Christian”

GUNDRUM, Jacob

WI 2nd Inf Co I. Residence: Linden, Iowa County, Wisconsin. Civil War: Unmarried. Age 23. Enlisted for three years on 22 Apr 1861 at Mineral Point, Wisconsin. Mustered 11 Jun 1861 at Madison, Wisconsin. Private. Assigned to the Regimental Band on 11 Jun 1861 as Musician First Class. Discharged from the service on 17 Aug 1862 at Warrenton, Virginia. Sources: (WHS red book vol 8 p168)

GUNHUS

See GUNDHUS

GUNJOR (?), Ole

From Telemarken, Norway. Civil War: Private. Wounded. Post war: Lived in Watson, Minnesota. Sources: (Ulvestad p285)

GUNNELDSON, Andrew

WI 19th Inf Co B. Residence: La Crosse, La Crosse County, Wisconsin. Civil War: Age 20. Unmarried. Enlisted for three years at La Crosse on 6 Feb 1862. Mustered 4 Mar 1862 at Racine, Wisconsin. Private. Deserted at Chicago, Illinois, in 1862. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 97-17; red book vol 24) “Gruneldson, Andrew”

GUNNELSON, Swan

IA 38th Inf Co H. Residence: Elgin, Iowa. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 19. Enlisted 5 Aug 1862. Mustered 17 Sep 1862. Private. Died of disease 6 Dec 1863, Memphis, Tennessee. Sources: (ISW-V p877)

GUNNERSON, Fulton

IL 4th Cav Co B. Residence: Morris, Grundy County, Illinois. Born “Valtin Gundersen Aarvaagen” on 6 Dec 1834 at Nedstrand, Rogaland, Norway, son of Gunder Christiansen Aarvaagen and Margrethe Valtinsdatter. He, his parents and six siblings came to America on “Norden”, which sailed from Stavanger and arrived in New York on 15 Jul 1846. Civil War: Farmer. Age 26. Blue eyes, light hair, light complexion, 5’11”. Enlisted for three years on 4 Sep 1861 at Morris. Mustered 26 Sep 1861 at Ottawa, Illinois. Private. Mustered out as a Sergeant on 3 Nov 1864 at Springfield, Illinois. Post war: Married twice; name of first wife unknown, second wife was Hannah Thralstrom. Two children. Lived at Riverside, California. Died there 11 May 1928. Sources: (ILSA reel 13 p 99) (Naeseth ’46-419) He was a brother of Gunner Gunnerson, IL 36th Inf.

GUNNERSON, Gunner

IL 36th Inf Co F. Residence: Nettle Creek, Grundy County, Illinois. Born “Gunder Gundersen Aarvaagen” on 20 Sep 1840 at Nedstrand, Rogaland, Norway, son of Gunder Christiansen Aarvaagen and Margrethe Valtinsdatter. He, his parents and six siblings came to America on “Norden”, which sailed from Stavanger and arrived in New York on 15 Jul 1846. Civil War: Farmer. Age 21. Unmarried. Blue eyes. light hair, fair complexion, 5’11”. Enlisted for three years on 10 Aug 1861 at Nettle Creek, Illinois. Mustered 20 Aug 1861 at Aurora, Illinois. Private. Re-enlisted as a Veteran on 1 Jan 1864 at Nashville, Tennessee. Mustered the same day at Cleveland, Tennessee. At this time he listed his residence as Newark, Kendall County, Illinois. Promoted to Sergeant. Mustered out on 8 Oct 1865 at New Orleans, Louisiana. Post war: Married to Flora Christian on 28 Oct 18??. He was married a second time, name unknown. Sources: (ILSA reel three p 71, 73) (Naeseth ’46-421) He was a brother of Fulton Gunnerson, IL 4th Cav.

GUNNERSON, Nin

MN Indian War: "Citizen Soldiers engaged in the Sioux Indian war of 1862". The Scandinavian Guards, organized in Nicollet County, 27 Aug 1862, and who served 21 days. Private. Sources: (MCIW p807).

GUNNES, Peder O.

From Rennebu, Norway. Spanish-American War: Private. Post war: Lived in Abercrombie, North Dakota. Sources: (Ulvestad p285)

GUNNESEN, Ole W.

MN 4th Inf Co K. Residence: Norway, Fillmore County, Minnesota. Civil War: Age 26. Born in Norway. Drafted. Mustered 15 Dec 1864. Private. Discharged from the service with his regiment, 19 Jul 1865. Sources: (MINN p224) (Ulvestad p285) (History of Fillmore County, vol 1, publ. 1912, p147) “Gunnesen, Ole”.

GUNNISON, Samuel

WI 39th Inf Co I. Civil War: Age 19. Enlisted for 100 days on 26 May 1864 at Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Mustered 3 Jun 1864 at Milwaukee. Private. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 173-13)

GUNNULFSEN, George S.

US 785th Engineer Petroleum Co. Residence: Brooklyn, New York. Born in Grimstad, Norway, son of Olaf and Ragnar Gunnulfsen. They came to America in the 1920s, settling in Brooklyn. Second World War: He served four year in the Army in North Africa, Italy and the Philippines. Post war: Married in 1948 to Beverly Roman. Six children. Lived in Long Island, New York, until 1956 when they moved to Reading, Massachusetts. Moved to Laurel, Prince George’s County, Maryland, in 1978, where he worked as a budget analyst for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. He died 21 Jul 2004. Sources: (Obituary, Norway Times, New York, 25 Aug 2004, p 10)

GUNRALSON, Ole

MN 1st Battalion Infantry, Co A. Residence not shown. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 34. Enrolled 29 Feb 1864. Mustered the same day. Private. Discharged from the service with his company, 14 Jul 1865. Sources: (MINN p535)

GUNSTEENSON, Evan

IL 7th Inf Co I. Residence: Springfield, Sagamon County, Illinois. Born in Amdall, Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 24. Unmarried. Blue eyes, light hair, light complexion, 5’8¾. Enlisted for three years on 25 Jul 1861 at Mound City, Illinois. Corporal. Re-enlisted as a Veteran Volunteer. Sources: (ILSA reel 1 p 43)

GUNSTEENSON, John

IL 7th Inf Co I. Residence: Springfield, Sagamon County, Illinois. Born in Arndall, Norway. Civil War: Age 28. Farmer. Unmarried. Blue eyes, light hair, light complexion, 5’7”. Enlisted for three years on 11 Aug 1861. Private. Re-enlisted as a Veteran Volunteer. Sources: (ILSA reel 1 p 45)

GUNSTENSON, Andrew

IL 106th Inf Co K. Residence: Sweetwater, Menard County, Illinois. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 31. Married. Blue eyes, brown hair, sandy complexion, 5’8½”. Enlisted for three years on 14 Aug 1862 at Athens, Illinois. Mustered 18 Sep 1862 at Lincoln, Illinois. Private. Died in Sweetwater on 28 Sep 1863 while on furlough. Sources: (ILSA reel 9 p63)

GUNSTENSON, Ole

WI 15th Inf Co F. Residence: Manitowoc, Manitowoc County, Wisconsin. Civil War: Unmarried. Age 18. Enlisted for three years on 4 Jan 1862 at Manitowoc and mustered at Madison, Wisconsin, 11 Jan 1862. Private. Sick and left behind with the baggage train on 26 Dec 1862. Taken prisoner at Chickamauga, Georgia, 19 Sep 1863, and was heard from as a prisoner of war on 6 Nov 1863. Still absent as a POW at time the regiment mustered out. [Buslett wrote that there was a report Gunstenson had been killed at Chickamauga, not taken prisoner.] Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 76-8; red book vol 20 p88) (Buslett p505) (Ulvestad p285) (Ager p307) (Meeker)

GUNVALSEN, Hans

MN 1st Inf Co A. Born in Aadalen, Norway. Civil War: Mustered into service on 29 Feb 1864. Private. Took part in the battle of Petersburg and other battles. Was with General Grant at the surrender of General Lee at Appomattox and after the war he proudly displayed a silver fork he had taken from Lee’s dinner table on the day of surrender. Discharged 15 Jun 1865. Post war: In 1890, he was living at Amherst, Fillmore County, Minnesota. He also lived at Lanesboro, Minnesota. Sources: (Ulvestad p285) (1890 Veterans and Widows Census, Minnesota, No.123, roll 22) (Deb Nelson Gourley, Waukon, Iowa)