IL 4th Cav Co I. Residence: Earl, La Salle County, Illinois. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 23. Unmarried. Blue eyes, sandy hair, light complexion, 5’6”. Enlisted on 4 Sep 1861 at Earl. Mustered 26 Sep 1861 at Ottawa, Illinois. Private. Discharged from the service 31 Jan 1861 so that he could enter the Naval Service. Sources: (ILSA reel 13 p126)