WI 15th Inf Co D. Residence: Columbus, Columbia County, Wisconsin. Civil War: Married. Age 28. Enlisted for three years on 27 Nov 1861 at Portage City, Wisconsin. and mustered at Madison, Wisconsin, 8 Dec 1861. Private. Promoted to Corporal on 1 Jan 1862, and to Sergeant on 1 Dec 1862. Wounded at Chickamauga, Georgia, 19 Sep 1863 and sent to Nashville, Tennessee. Was home in Wisconsin in 1864. Mustered out with Company D on 13 Feb 1865 at Chattanooga, Tennessee. On 24 Jan 1867, he was awarded rank of Brevet (Honorary) Captain, with rank from 8 Oct 1862, in recognition of bravery he had displayed at Perryville. He had been sick in a hospital at Perryville and when he heard that D Company was going into action, he got permission from the surgeon to go with his company during the battle. He grabbed his rifle and reported for duty. Post war: He was granted a pension of $6 a month because of a wound to his left leg resulting in varicose veins. In 1893, he was living in Lewiston, Wisconsin. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 boxes 76-6, 78-3; red book vol 20, p56) (Buslett p439) (Ulvestad p253) (Ager p300) (Quiner p625) (Meeker) (“Pensioners on the Roll as of January 1, 1883 (living in Wisconsin)”, Park Genealogical Books, Roseville, Minnesota, publ. 1998) “Bendigon, Ole” “Bendikson, Ole” “Bendiksen, Ole”