WI 24th Inf Co I. Born 19 Nov 1842 in Kristiania (Oslo) Norway. Came to America at age 19 and immediately enlisted. Civil War: Farmer. Age 19. Gray eyes, light hair, light complexion, 5’6”. Enlisted for three years on 15 Aug 1862 at Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Mustered there on 22 Aug 1862. Bonus paid $25. Private. Was in the battles of Perryville and Stone’s River. Transferred to the Invalid Corps on 1 May 1863. Served until the end of the war. Discharged from the service 31 Aug 1865 at Louisville, Kentucky. Post war: Lived in Rochester, Minnesota. Elected State Auditor in 1890. Died in 1914. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 118-11; red book vol 29) (“History of the Scandinavians in the United States”, by O. N. Nelson. Publ. Minneapolis, 1893. p338) (“History of the Norwegian People in America”, by Olaf Morgan Norlie, publ 1925, p487) (Ulvestad p272). “Biermann, Adolph”