HAUNES, Ole Larsen

WI 15th Inf Co H. Residence: Clermont, Fayette County, Iowa. Born 27 Nov 1839 at Haugnes in Hurdal, Norway, son of Lars Hansen Haugnes and Karen Katrine, Hansdatter Buraas. Emigrated to America in 1861. Civil War: Age 23. Unmarried. Farmer. Blue eyes, brown hair, fair complexion, 5’9”. Enlisted for three years on 10 Jan 1862 at Clermont and mustered at Madison, Wisconsin, 13 Feb 1862. Private. Sick in Bowling Green, Kentucky, 4 Nov 1862. Wounded at Chickamauga, Georgia, 19 Sep 1863 and sent to hospital. Later sent north. Wounded in the battle of New Hope Church, Georgia, 27 May 1864, and captured by the enemy. Died of his wounds in Andersonville Prison on 22 Jan 1865. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 76-10,17; red book vol 20 p116) (Buslett p562) (Ulvestad p290) (Ager p309) (Meeker) (Letter, Kjell Haugnes, Berverksgt 6A, N-0551 Oslo, who is a great-grandson of Even Larson Haugnes, brother to Ole) “Haugnes, Ole” “Hounes, Ole” “Hougness, Ole”