AMUNDSON, Simon

WI 15th Inf Co E. Residence: Coon Prairie, Bad Ax County, Wisconsin. Born “Simen Amundsen Ovren” in 1830, son of Amund Olsen Ovren and Synnøv Simensdatter Borud. Came to America in 1852. Civil War: Age 27. Unmarried. Enlisted for three years on 23 Oct 1861 at La Crosse, Wisconsin. Mustered 10 Dec 1861 at Madison, Wisconsin. Corporal. Left sick in Bowling Green, Kentucky, 4 Nov 1862. Missing from a train on 20 Sep 1863, at Dug Gap, Georgia. He had been taken prisoner by the enemy. He died in Libby prison, Richmond, Virginia, date unknown. Sources: (WHA Series 1200 box 76-7; red book vol 20 p70) (TAR) (Buslett p471) (Love p1081) (Ulvestad p262) (Ager p303) (“Coon Valley”, publ 1928 by Upper Coon Valley Norwegian Lutheran Church, Coon Valley, Wisconsin) (Fåberg of Lillehammer Utvandringe, Fåberg Historielag 1986. Copy at NAHA)

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