BRONKEN, Andrew S.

WI 15th Inf Co E. Residence: LaCrosse, La Crosse County (or Eau Claire, Eau Claire County), Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 31. Farmer. Blue eyes, light hair, fair complexion, 5’10”. Enlisted for three years on 24 Feb 1864 at La Crosse and mustered the same day. Recruit. Private. Joined E Company at Knoxville, Tennessee. Transferred to Company H at Whiteside, Tennessee, 20 Dec 1864. Assigned temporarily to the 24th Infantry. Transferred to WI 15th Inf Co I on 10 Jun 1865. Mustered out on 24 Nov 1865 at San Antonio, Texas. Post war: Moved to Richland County, Dakota Territory, in Oct 1878. The 1885 Census of the Dakota Territory shows “Andrew S. Broken”. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 76-13; red book vol 18 p 172, vol 20 p 72) (Buslett p473) (TAR) (Ager p303) (1885 Dakota Territory Special Census)

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