WI 25th Inf Co K. Residence: Coon Prairie, Vernon County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 24. Farmer. Unmarried. Blue eyes, light hair, fair complexion, 5’4”. Enlisted for three years on 15 Aug 1862 at Viroqua, Wisconsin. Mustered 14 Sept 1862 at La Crosse, Wisconsin. Private. “This soldier has been Absent from the Regt sick from 3 Feb 1864 to 19 Mar 1864 when joined the Regt for Duty at Vicksburg, Miss, then left sick in Hosptl at Dect Ala 3 May 1864 and returned to the Regt for Duty at Atlanta Ga 12 Nov 1864, and have been with the Regt since in all Campaigns through Ga and the South and North Carolinas.” Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 121-15; red book vol 30) (Kennedy, James B., Wisconsin Civil War name index) “Emerson, James”