BEKKUM, Torger

WI 3rd Inf Co F. Residence: Upper Coon Valley, Vernon County, Wisconsin. Born in Vinstra (sp?), Norway. Came to the US in 1854. Civil War: Farmer. Age 33. Blue eyes, light hair, fair complexion, 5’7”. Enlisted 1864. Recruit. Private. Joined the veteran regiment at Atlanta. Took part in Sherman’s march to the sea. Was in McDougal general hospital, New York harbor, on 29 Apr 1865, and was there until 6 Jul 1865. Sources: (“Coon Valley”, publ 1928 by Upper Coon Valley Norwegian Lutheran Church, Coon Valley, WI) (Information from lady in audience at Norskedalen, Coon Valley, Wisconsin, on 30 Apr 2000.)