This website contains information on Civil War soldiers who were born in Norway.

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. 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.

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

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.

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

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