HEYER, Christian

WI 15th Inf Co C. Residence: East Randolph, Columbia County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 40. Married. Blue eyes, dark hair, light complexion, 5’4”. Enlisted for three years on 9 Nov 1861 at Madison, Wisconsin, and mustered there on 2 Dec 1861. Sergeant. Demoted to Wagonmaster. Promoted to First Sergeant 1 Aug 1862. Taken prisoner at Stone’s River, Tennessee, 31 Dec 1862. Exchanged. Wounded at Chickamauga, Georgia, 19 Sep 1863. Was absent because of his wounds. Commissioned Second Lieutenant of Company B on 3 Jul 1863. Transferred to C Company again 25 Apr 1864 and mustered out as Sergeant on 31 Dec 1864. Post war: A man named Christian Heyer, living in Fox Lake, Dodge County, was granted a pension of $4 a month because of a wound to his right thigh. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 76-5,17; red book vol 20 p 28, 42) (Buslett p417) (Ulvestad p257) (Ager p298) (Meeker) (“Pensioners on the Roll as of January 1, 1883 (living in Wisconsin)”, Park Genealogical Books, Roseville, Minnesota publ. 1998.)