WI 15th Inf Co C. Residence: Black Earth, Vermont Township, Dane County, Wisconsin. Born 9 Feb 1843 in Hedalen, Valders, Norway. Civil War: Age 18. Unmarried. Enlisted for three years on 21 Oct 1861 at Madison, Wisconsin, and mustered there the same day. Private. Transferred to Company B, on 1 April 1862, on orders from Col. Hans Heg. Discharged from the service for sickness on 1 Apr 1862. Post war: Lived in Clear Lake, Iowa. Died there on 6 Mar 1924. Buried at Ellington Prairie Cemetery, Hancock County, Iowa. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 76-5; red book vol 20, p44) (Buslett p407) (Ager p294) (Letter to Minneapolis Norwegian Language Newspaper, 1892, signed A.K.Brenden, Bend OR) (Ulvestad p273) (Ann Urness Gesme, Cedar Rapids, Iowa) “Bragen, Knut”