WI 13th Inf Co G. Residence: Spring Valley, Rock County, Wisconsin. Born 7 Jul 1838 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: Age 22. Farmer. Unmarried. Blue eyes, brown hair, fair complexion, 5’6”. Enlisted for three years on 2 Sep 1861 at Spring Valley. Mustered 17 Oct 1861 at Janesville, Wisconsin. Private. Died of disease (convulsions) on 11 May 1863 at Fort Donelson, Tennessee. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 64-9; red book vol 18, p136) (WLCW p65) (Love p1078) (Naeseth ’46-1270)