This extensive database contains information on the lives and service of Civil War soldiers who were born in Norway.

The data was compiled from research conducted between 1997 and 2003 by Jerry Rosholt, a journalist and later producer for NBC Nightly News. In addition to the database, Rosholt served as guest historian a major exhibition on Norwegians in the Civil War at Vesterheim and authored a companion volume. Ole Goes to War: Men from Norway Who Fought in America’s Civil War, by Jerry Rosholt, is available through Vesterheim’s Museum Store.

Please see the “Soldiers’ Names” tab for more information about rural Norwegian naming customs and the name changes that often occurred after emigration to the United States. Send additions or edits to the database to info@vesterheim.org.


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AMICKSON, Augustus

IL 10th Inf Co E. Residence: Henderson County, Illinois. Born in Sweden. Civil War: Age 23. Farmer. Unmarried. Gray eyes, dark hair, dark complexion, 5’5½”. Enlisted for three years on 30 Aug 1861 at Oquawka, Illinois, and mustered the same day at Cairo, Illinois. Private. Died of pneumonia on 14 Aug 1862 at Tuscumbia, Alabama….

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AMMENDSON, Roloff

WI 1st Army Corps (Hancock’s Corps), Ninth Regiment. Civil War: Enlisted for one year on 4 Apr 1865 at Madison, Wisconsin. Mustered there the same day. Bounty $100. Private. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 256-5) “Ammunson”

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AMMISON, John

WI 18th Inf Co I. Residence: Coon, Vernon County, Wisconsin. Born Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 43. Blue eyes, brown hair, dark complexion, 5’3”. Drafted. Enrolled for one year on 20 Sep 1864 at La Crosse, Wisconsin. Mustered there the same day. Private. Mustered out 2 Jun 1865 at Washington, DC. Sources: (WHS Series 1200…

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AMMONDSON, Ole

MN 2nd Inf Co E. Residence: Sheldon, Houston County, Minnesota. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 29. Drafted. Mustered 27 May 1864. Private. Discharged from the service with his regiment on 11 Jul 1865. Sources: (MINN p83) (MCIW p133)

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AMMUNDSON, Amund

WI 12th Inf Co E. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 21. Farmer. Unmarried. Hazel eyes, brown hair, dark complexion, 5’7”. Enlisted for one year on 13 Aug 1864 at La Crosse, Wisconsin. Mustered there the same day. Private. Recruit. Mustered out 7 Jun 1865. Sources: (WHS red book vol 17, p82)

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AMMUNDSON, Andrew

WI 15th Inf Co D. Residence: Pine Bluff, Waukesha County, Wisconsin. Civil War: Age 20. Unmarried. Enlisted for three years on 22 Jan 1862 at Pine Bluff. Mustered 27 Jan 1862 at Madison, Wisconsin. Private. Wounded in his leg by a bullet at Chickamauga, Georgia. On 10 Jul 1864 [or 1 Apr 1864], he was…

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AMMUNDSON, Brynield

WI 22nd Inf Co I. Residence: La Crosse, La Crosse County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Printer. Age 20. Blue eyes, light hair, light complexion, 5’10”. Enrolled for one year on 27 Feb 1864 at La Crosse as a substitute for Ira Noyes of Brunswick, Eau Claire County. Mustered there the same day. Private….

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AMMUNDSON, Knud

MN 3rd Inf Co D. Residence: Not shown. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 40. Drafted 17 Jun 1864. Mustered the same day. Private. Discharged from the service by order 15 Jul 1865. Post war: Amundson, Knud, of Lyle, Minnesota, received a pension of $8 a month for having received a wound in his right…

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AMMUNDSON, Ole

WI 12th Inf Co C. Residence: Perry, Dane County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 23. Laborer. Unmarried. Blue eyes, brown hair, light complexion, 5’7”. Enrolled for one year on 11 Oct 1864 at Mineral Point, Wisconsin, as a substitute. Private. Mustered out 16 Jul 1865. Sources: (WHS red book vol 17, p54)

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AMMUNSON, Anna

MN 4th Inf Co K. Residence: Not shown. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 44. Enrolled as a substitute. Mustered 7 Dec 1864. Private. Died 7 May 1865 at Troy, New York. His widow, Martha, lived in Thompson, Grand Forks County, North Dakota. Sources: (MINN p224) (MCIW p240) (Ulvestad p267) (WPA North Dakota Historical Data…

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AMMUNSON, Kittil

WI 47th Inf Co A. Residence: Winchester, Winnebago County, Wisconsin. Enlistment credited to Madison, Dane County. Born 1836 in Norway. Civil War: Age 29. Farmer. Married. Blue eyes, light hair, light complexion, 5’10½”. Enlisted for one year on 10 Feb 1865 at Dale, Wisconsin, and mustered 21 Feb 1865 at Madison, Wisconsin. Private. Promoted to…

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AMONDSEN, Gjermund

MN 2nd Inf Co E. Residence: Sheldon, Houston County, Minnesota. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 21. Drafted. Mustered 27 May 1864. Private. Served in Indian and Civil wars. Died at Nashville, Tennessee, 22 Feb 1865. Sources: (MINN p83) (MCIW p133) (Ulvestad p267) Also “Ammondson”

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