IA 12th Inf Co G. Residence: Freeport, Winneshiek County, Iowa. Born 1842 in Norway. Civil War: Age 19. Enlisted 18 Oct 1861. Mustered 5 Nov 1861. Private. Missing in battle 6 Apr 1862, Shiloh, Tennessee. Discharged from the service 14 Feb 1863, Benton Barracks, St Louis, Missouri. Re-enlisted 31 Oct 1864. Re-mustered 31 Oct 1864. Assigned to IA 13th Inf Co H. Mustered out 21 Jul 1865, Louisville, Kentucky. Post war: Died 1920 in Maplewood Township, Otter Tail County, Minnesota. Buried in Maplewood Lutheran Cemetery. Sources: (ISW-II p421,583) (Otter Tail County Historical Society) “Blagen, Gilbert A.”