ANDERSON, Ole

WI 17th Inf Co D. Residence: Freeborn County, Minnesota. Born 10 Aug 1846 at Lier, Buskerud, Norway. Son of Andrew Anderson, who had enlisted in the Minnesota 10th Infantry. Civil War: Age 15. Said to have walked from Waseca County, Minnesota, to Madison, Wisconsin, to enlist in the all-Norwegian 15th Infantry. That unit had already left Madison when he arrived, so he joined the 17th, an all-Irish regiment. Enlisted for three years on 5 Mar 1862 at Madison. Mustered there the same day. Private. Wounded in the Battle for Atlanta, Georgia, on 2 Aug 1864 and died of his wounds eight days later. Buried in the National Cemetery at Atlanta. Sources: (WHS red book vol 22, p28) (Love p1086) (Quiner p 653) (Letter, Alan Anderson, Mercer Island, Washington) (Clipping from The Waseca, Minnesota, Journal, undated) (FCHS – History of Freeborn County p 715)

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