ERICKSON, Sylvester

WI 12th Inf Co C. Residence: Blue Mounds, Wyoming, Dane County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 44. Married. Farmer. Blue eyes, brown hair, rosy complexion, 5’8”. Enlisted for three years at Dodgeville, Wisconsin. Mustered 18 Oct 1861. Private. Re-enlisted for three years on 3 Jan 1864 at Natchez, Mississippi. Promoted to Corporal on 3 Jan 1864. Promoted to Sergeant on 1 Aug 1864. Mustered out 16 Jul 1865. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 58-15; red book vol 17, p44) [Red book states he is 28 and unmarried.]