EVENSON, Ole

WI 15th Inf Co H. Residence: Stoughton, Dane County, Wisconsin. Civil War: Age 18. Unmarried. Enlisted for three years on 26 Nov 1861 at Madison, Wisconsin, and mustered there on 13 Feb 1862. Private. Sick and sent to Convalescent Center at Murfreesboro, Tennessee, 17 May 1863. Was a wagoner with the provision transport on 5 Aug 1862. Sick in Chattanooga, Tennessee, 28 Nov 1863. Assigned to the 68th Regiment (of Indiana?) at Maryville, 31 Jan 1864. Returned to Company H at Strawberry Plains, Virginia, on 1 Apr 1864. Assigned to Ambulance Corps 29 Apr 1864. Cited for courage in the battle of Kennesaw Mountain, Georgia, 27 Jun 1864. Mustered out with Company H at Chattanooga on 13 Feb 1865. He is entered on the Roll of Honor of the 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 20th Army Corps. On 22 May 1867, he was named Brevet (Honorary) Captain with rank from 27 Jun 1864 in recognition of bravery displayed in the Battle of Kennesaw Mountain, when he ran outside the defences under heavy fire and carried a wounded comrade back inside the earthworks and out of danger. Post war: Evenson died 5 Sep 1897 on his farm near Stoughton, age 53 yr 8 mo 23 da. Buried in West Koshkonong churchyard. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 76-10; red book vol 20 p114) (Buslett p558 photo) (Ulvestad p253) (Ager p280 photo; p309) (XSS Iowa p705) (Hedberg) “Luten, Ole Evenson”

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