WI 6th Inf Co A. Residence: Excelsior, Sauk County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 21. Unmarried. Blue eyes, brown hair, light complexion, 5’8”. Enlisted for three years on 10 Jun 1861 at Baraboo, Wisconsin. Mustered 11 Jul 1861 at Madison, Wisconsin. Private. Detached to be a guard on the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, 10 Nov 1862. Was in the battles of Wilderness, Land Hill, Spottsylvania, Cold Harbor, Petersburg. Discharged 13 Jul 1864 expiration of term of service. Sources: (WHS red book vol 11 p22)