COLBY, Erick

WI 28th Inf Co K. Residence: Primrose, Dane County, Wisconsin. Born “Erik Aslesen Ørpen” in Krodsherad, Norway, in 1837. Immigrated about 1850 to Hills, Minnesota. Civil War: Unmarried. Age 26. Blue eyes, light hair, light complexion, 5’8½”, medium build. Enlisted for three years on 21 Aug 1862 at Primrose. Mustered 14 Oct 1862 at Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Private. Mustered out at Brownsville, Texas, 23 Aug 1865. Post war: Died at Hills, Minnesota before 1907. Ulvestad says he has correspondence showing Colby coming from Flaa, Hallingdal, Norway, and other correspondence showing him being from Sigdal, Norway. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 132-12,14; red book vol 33) (Ulvestad p275) “Colby, Erik” “Aslesen, Erik”

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