IA 4th Inf Co E. Residence: Warren County, Iowa. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 31. Enlisted 15 Jul 1861. Mustered 8 Aug 1861. Private. Sergeant. Promoted Sergeant Major 1 Sep 1861 and transferred to the Regimental Staff. Reduced to ranks 1 Jun 1862 at his own request. Deserted 12 Jan 1863, Memphis, Tennessee. Sources: (ISW-I p594)