WI 15th Inf Co G. Residence: Clinton, Rock County, Wisconsin. Born “Arne Amundsen Gjøastein” at Voss, Norway, 16 Jan 1844. Came to Jefferson Prairie, Wisconsin, in 1858. Civil War: Age 18. Unmarried. Enlisted for three years on 3 Oct 1861 at Beloit, Wisconsin, and mustered at Madison, Wisconsin, 13 Dec 1861. Private. Sick at Mississippi River Island No. 10 on 7 Sep 1863. Taken prisoner at New Hope Church, Georgia, 27 May 1864. His name is on a list of Andersonville prisoners of war. Promoted to Corporal 17 Jun 1864. Mustered out at Madison 28 Oct 1865. Post war: After the war, he lived in Chicago. Died 24 Jan 1936 at his home in Evanston, Illinois. Buried in Rose Hill Cemetery. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 76-9; red book vol 20 p98) (Buslett p526) (Ulvestad p262) (Ager p311) (Gjertveit) (VGC, Skandinaven, 25 Feb 1936) (Hedberg) “Gjoastein, Arne Amundsen” “Amundson, Arne”