WI 12th Inf Co F. Residence: Manitowoc, Manitowoc County, Wisconsin. Born at Gunster, Norway. Civil War: Age 27. Laborer. Unmarried. Blue eyes, light hair, light complexion, 5’10¾”. Enlisted for three years on 7 Oct 1861 at Oconto, Wisconsin. Mustered 5 Nov 1861 at Madison, Wisconsin. Private. Re-enlisted for three years on 2 Jan 1864 at Natchez, Mississippi. “Was a good soldier. Never absent or sick from his command and always ready and willing for duty.” Took part in actions at Lamar, Cold water, Vicksburg, Jackson, the Meridian expedition in Mississippi; the campaign for Alworth station, to the surrender of Atlanta; Jonesboro, the campaign through Georgia, the surrender of Savannah, Georgia; the campaign through the Carolinas. Post war: Moved from Wisconsin to Traill County, North Dakota, in April 1879. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 58-14,15; red book vol 17, p102) (Traill County Veterans Index, 1885 Dakota Territorial Census) “Andersen, Gunder”