WI 13th Inf Co G. Residence: Spring Valley Township, Rock County, Wisconsin. Born 3 Mar 1843 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 19. Unmarried. Gray eyes, brown hair, fair complexion, 6’1”. Enlisted for three years on 1 Sep 1861 at Spring Valley, Wisconsin. Mustered 17 Oct 1861 at Janesville, Wisconsin. Private. Re-enlisted for three years on 14 Dec 1863 at Nashville, Tennessee. Bounty $402. Re-mustered 15 Jan 1864. Mustered out on 24 Aug 1865 at Madison, Wisconsin. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 64-9,15; red book vol 18, p136) (Naeseth ’46-1271)