BRENDEN, Halvor O.

WI 15th Inf Co E. Residence: York, Green County, Wisconsin. Born 21 Mar 1835 in Brenden in Torpa, Hedalen, Valders, Norway. Civil War: Age 24. Unmarried. Farmer. Brown eyes, black hair, dark complexion, 5’6”. Enlisted for three years on 17 Dec 1861 in Iowa County, Wisconsin. Enlistment credited to Iowa County. Mustered 1 Jan 1862 at Madison, Wisconsin. Private. Left sick in hospital at Iuka, Mississippi, 20 Aug 1862. Assigned as an escort with the provision transport from Stevenson, Alabama, 13 Oct 1863. Sick in Chattanooga 28 Nov 1863. Also sick again at Stevenson, Alabama, 31 Dec 1863. Was said to have been in 27 battles. Wounded. Mustered out with Company in Chattanooga, Tennessee, 20 Dec 1864. Post war: Married on 14 Oct 1866 to Joran Haugen. Ten children. Halvor Brenden died 6 Apr 1912 in Osage, Mitchell County, Iowa. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 76-7; red book vol 20, p72) (Buslett p472) (Ager p303) (TAR) (Letter to Minneapolis Norwegian Language Newspaper, 1892, signed A.K.Brenden, Bend Oregon) (Oudenstad p120) (Ulvestad p273) (Eugene Olswold, Rochester, Minnesota; photo) (Unidentified family group sheet)

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