WI 15th Inf Co H. Residence: Elgin, Fayette County, Iowa. Civil War: Age 44. Married. Enlisted for three years on 26 Nov 1861 at Madison, Wisconsin, and mustered there 13 Feb 1862. Corporal. Left sick at Mississippi River Island No. 10 on 11 Jun 1862. Was listed as a deserter on 31 Mar 1863, but it was later determined that this was not true and that he had been discharged from the service. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 76-10; red book vol 20 p112) (Buslett p562) (Ulvestad p263) “Helgesen, Ole”