BURKE, Ole Olson

WI 15th Inf Co B. Residence: La Crosse, La Crosse County, Wisconsin. Born “Ole Bjørke” in Sogn, Norway. Civil War: Age 30. Unmarried. Enlisted for three years on 23 Sep 1861 at La Crosse. Mustered 1 Dec 1861 at Madison, Wisconsin. Private. Was sick and sent to the general hospital in Jacinto, Mississippi, 20 Jul 1862. Sick in Nashville, Tennessee, 26 Dec 1862. Taken prisoner at Battle of Chickamauga, Georgia, 20 Dec 1863, and died in Andersonville Prison of diarrhea on 11 Jun 1864. Buried in grave 1,838. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 76-4; red book vol 20 p 28) (Love p1082) (Buslett p379) (Ager p294) (RWV p808) (Ulvestad p272) “Bjorke” “Björke”