ERICKSON, Christopher

WI 15th Inf Co B. Residence: Black Earth, Dane County, Wisconsin. Born 31 Jan 1842 at Eid in Bagn, Valdres, Norway. Civil War: Unmarried. Age 20. Enlisted for three years on 3 Oct 1861 at Madison, Wisconsin. Enlistment credited to Waukesha County, Wisconsin. Mustered 16 Nov 1861 at Madison. Private. Sick in hospital in Jacinto, Mississippi, in July 1862. Sick in Farmington, Mississippi, also July 1862. Taken prisoner in Battle of Chickamauga, Georgia, on 20 Sep 1863. Died of dysentery in Andersonville prison 19 Aug 1864. Buried in Andersonville Cemetery, grave 6160. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 boxes 76-4; 259-2; red book vol 20 p30) (Buslett p380) (GPO p66) (Ager p295) (Ulvestad p278) (Hedberg) (Ann Urness Gesme, Cedar Rapids, Iowa)