ELLINGSON, Christen

WI 15th Inf Co H. Residence: Deerfield, Dane County, Wisconsin. Born in Valders, Norway. Civil War: Age 21. Unmarried. Farmer. Blue eyes, light hair, light complexion, 6’1”. Enlisted for three years on 6 Dec 1861 at Decorah, Winneshiek County, Iowa, and mustered 13 Feb 1862 at Madison, Wisconsin. Private. Was with the provision transport from Stevenson, Alabama, in October 1863. Re-enlisted for three years on 1 Jan 1864 at Strawberry Plains, East Tennessee. Re-mustered on 25 Apr 1864 at McDonald’s Station, Tennessee. To be given a 30-day furlough sometime before the end of his original enlistment term. Promoted to Corporal. Temporarily assigned to the Wisconsin 24th Infantry. Transferred on 10 Jun 1865 to Company I of the Wisconsin 13th. Discharged from the service 30 Jun 1865 at New Orleans, Louisiana, “by reason of being supernumerary N.C.O.”. Post war: In 1886, he was living in Decorah, Winneshiek County, Iowa. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 76-10,14; red book vol 18, p174; vol 20, p112) (Buslett p557) (DGA) (Ulvestad p277) (XSS Iowa p705) “Ellingson, Christian”

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