WI 8th Inf Co I. Residence: Jackson, La Crosse County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 24. Unmarried. Blue eyes, light hair, light complexion, 5’6½”. Enlisted for one year on 2 Sep 1864 at La Crosse. Bounty $100. Mustered the same day. Private. Recruit. Badly wounded in the battle of Nashville on 16 Dec 1864. Mustered out at Montgomery, Alabama, on 18 Aug 1865. Post war: A veteran by this name, living in Renville Station, Renville County, Minnesota, in May 1880, was granted a pension of $72 a month because of a shell wound to his head and face, resulting in total blindness. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 39-13; red book vol 13 p 166) (Quiner p537) (Pensioners on the Roll as of January 1, 1883, living in Minnesota, publ. 1994, Park Genealogical Books, Brooklyn Park, Minnesota)