ERICKSON, Birger

WI 18th Inf Co C. Strongs Prairie, Adams County, Wisconsin. Born 1825 in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 38. Blue eyes, brown hair, dark complexion, 5’6”. Drafted. Enrolled for one year on 26 Sep 1864 at La Crosse, Wisconsin. Mustered there the same day. Private. Mustered out 2 Jun 1865. Post war: Moved to Dane Prairie, Otter Tail County, Minnesota, in 1871. Died there 1920 at the age of “94 years, ten months and 22 days”. Buried in St. Olaf Cemetery at Dalton. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 92-11; red book vol 23) [Red book shows this soldier in Co E.] (Obituary, Fergus Falls, Minnesota, Daily Journal, 28 Oct 1920, p 5) (Otter Tail County Historical Society) “Erickson, Berger”

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