ANDERSON, Jens

WI 15th Inf Co I. Residence: Chippewa, Chippewa County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 24. Unmarried. Enlisted for three years on 9 Dec 1861 at Wheaton, Wisconsin, and mustered at Madison, Wisconsin, 20 Dec 1861. Private. Sick in Chattanooga, Tennessee, 17 Oct and 28 Nov 1862. Sick in Knoxville, Tennessee, 25 Feb 1864. Sent to Division hospital in Nashville, Tennessee, 11 Aug 1864. Mustered out with I Company at Chattanooga on 10 Feb 1865. Married to Dorothy Nelson, also born in Norway. Died in 1877. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 76-11; red book vol 20 p128) (Buslett p584) (Ager p281, photo; p314, e50) (“Notes of a Civil War Soldier“ by Bersven Nelson, publ. in Norwegian-American Studies, vol 26, by NAHA, 1974, p 127)Rootsweb.com. Biography of Adolph Anderson, who was Jens’ son)

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