WI 18th Inf Co I. Residence: Lowville, Columbia County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 19. Blue eyes, brown hair, ruddy complexion, 5’5”. Enlisted for three years on 7 Dec 1863 at Lowville, Wisconsin. Mustered 24 Dec 1863 at Madison, Wisconsin. Bounty paid: $60. Private. Recruit. Taken prisoner of war by Confederate forces during the Battle of Allatoona, Georgia, 5 Oct 1864. Paroled. Sick in a hospital at Baltimore, Maryland. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 92-11; red book vol 23) (Quiner p666) “Lerum, John”