SWENSON, Nels B.

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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”