BRANDSTAD, George O.

WI 15th Inf Co A. Residence: Chicago, Illinois. From Brevig Vestre, Bamble, Telemark, Norway. Family emigrated to America in 1853. Making a home with some family members in London, Ontario Canada. Enlisted when returning from visiting a sister in Rockford, IL. Civil War: Age 20. Unmarried. Enlisted for three years on 26 Oct 1861 at Chicago. Mustered at Madison, Wisconsin, on 15 Nov 1861. Private. Absent in arrest at Mississippi river Island No. 10 since 17 May 1862. Named Sergeant. Taken prisoner at Chickamauga, Georgia, 20 Sep 1863. Held in a prison at Richmond, Virginia; then sent to the prison at Andersonville, Georgia, where he died of diarrhea on 6 Aug 1864. Buried in Andersonville Cemetery, grave 4875. Entered on Roll of Honor 14 Feb 1865. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 boxes 76-3, 259-2; red book vol 20, p14; blue book vol 20, p12) (Love p1082) (Buslett p347) (Ulvestad p259,273) (Ager p291) (email, Janice Simpson, 20 Oct 2011) “Brunsted, George” “Branstad, George” “Brønsted, Jørgen”

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