ERICKSON, Colben

WI 13th Inf Co E. Residence: Spring Valley Township, Janesville, Rock County, Wisconsin. Born 21 Nov 1830 at Nes, Buskerud, Norway, son of Erik Trulsen Kaalsrud and Christi Colbjønsdatter Gren. He came to America with his parents, four siblings and his grandmother on the “Columbo”, which sailed from Havre, France, and arrived in New York on 29 Aug 1846. Civil War: Farmer. Age 35. Gray eyes, light hair, dark complexion, 5’7¾”. Volunteer. Enlisted for two years on 2 Aug 1864 at Janesville, Wisconsin. Bounty $200. Mustered the same day. Private. He died of disease on 25 Feb 1865 at the general hospital in Keokuk, Iowa. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 64-7; red book vol 18, p94) (WLCW p65) (Love p1078) (Naeseth ’46-1268) “Erickson, Colden” “Eriksen Colbjørn”

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