HALVERSON, Torbjorn

WI 12th Inf Co A. Residence: Martell, Pierce County, Wisconsin. From Modum parish, Buskerud, Norway. Married 1848 in Watertown, Dodge County, Wisconsin, to Anna Ericksdatter. Civil War: Age 39. Farmer. Blue eyes, light hair, fair complexion, 5’9”. Enlisted for three years on 25 Jan 1864 at Martell. Mustered 9 Feb 1864 at Madison, Wisconsin. Private. Taken prisoner 22 Jul 1864 and confined at Andersonville, Georgia. Exchanged at Atlanta, Georgia, on 19 September and paroled at Rough & Ready, Georgia, on the 18th (or 22nd) of September, 1864. Wounded “dangerously” at a skirmish near the Pocotaligo River near Beaufort, South Carolina, on 13 Jan 1865. Wounded in his left thigh. Mustered out 23 May 1865 at Madison, Wisconsin, a private. Post war: He died 6 May 1893 at River Falls, Wisconsin. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 58-13; red book vol 17, p16) (Copies of federal records held by Dorothy Lindseth, Olympia, Washington) (Ulvestad p287)

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