ELLINGSON, Elling

WI 15th Inf Co F. Residence: Decorah, Winneshiek County, Iowa. Born “Elling Nilson Himle” or “Elling Ellingson Stornste Moen” on 2 Jun 1844 in Voss, Hordaland, Norway, son of Nils Ellingsen Himle and Eli Isaksdatter Nyre. Civil War: Age 18. Carpenter. Unmarried. Enlisted for three years on 25 Dec 1861 at Decorah, and mustered at Madison, Wisconsin, 29 Dec 1861. Private. Seriously wounded at Stone’s River, Tennessee. Sick and sent to hospital on 18 Jul 1864. Said he was treated for chronic diarrhea and for scurvy and stomach cramps. Reported to have taken part in battles at Mississippi River Island No. 10, Perryville, Stone’s River, Chickamauga, and Missionary Ridge. Mustered out with Company F on 13 Jan 1865 at Chattanooga, Tennessee. Post war: Settled at Albert Lea, Freeborn county, Minnesota. Wife: Mary. He became a deputy sheriff. Died in 1914 while on a business trip to Minneapolis. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 76-8; red book vol 20 p86) (Buslett p502) (DGA) (Ulvestad p277) (Ager p306) (Quiner p621) (Letter to Minneapolis Norwegian Language Newspaper, 1892, signed A. K. Brenden, Bend, Oregon) (Gjertveit) (FCHS – Albert Lea GAR records) (Naeseth ’45-139) “Elingson, Eling” “Ellickson, Ellick” “Himle, Elling Nilsen”

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