WI 13th Inf Co H. Residence: Whitewater, Walworth County, Wisconsin. Born 31 Jul 1840 in Valabaugh (sic), Norway. Civil War: Age 18. Farmer. Unmarried. Blue eyes, sandy hair, fair complexion, 5’6”. Enlisted for three years on 30 Sep 1861 at Whitewater, Wisconsin. Mustered 2 Nov 1861 at Janesville, Wisconsin. Private. Re-enlisted for three years on 23 Jan 1864 at Nashville, Tennessee. Bounty $400. Re-mustered 30 Jan 1864 at Nashville. Promoted to Corporal on 1 Jul 1865. Mustered out 24 Nov 1865 at San Antonio, Texas. Post war: Moved to Vermillion, South Dakota. Died of nephritis on 15 Jul 1917 and is buried in Bluff View Cemetery, Vermillion. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 64-10,15; red book vol 18, p156) (SDSHS, WPA Veterans Graves Registration, Clay County)