INGMUNDSON, John Anthon

WI 15th Inf Co E. Residence: Neshonoc, La Crosse County, Wisconsin. Born 28 Oct 1832 on the Gathue farm in Rygge parish, Smaalenene, Norway. Came to America in 1853, and operated a farm in Allamakee County, Iowa. Moved to Neshonoc in 1858. Civil War: Age 29. Married. Accepted a commission as Captain on 10 Dec 1861 at La Crosse with rank from the 9th. Mustered 20 Dec 1861 at Madison, Wisconsin. Killed in the Battle of Stone’s River, Tennessee, on 30 Dec 1862. He was the first of the Wisconsin 15th Regimental Officers to be killed. He stood to give orders to his men in an area of boulders and underbrush in which rebel soldiers were hidden, and was shot down. His men carried his body to the rear where it was buried, but in the fighting the site was not marked and later could never be identified. Buried in an unmarked grave. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 76-7; red book vol 20 p70) (Buslett p461) (TAR) (Lonn p160) (Quiner p 613, 619, 621) (Ulvestad p254) (Ager p185, photo; p302) “Ingemundsen, John” “Ingmunson, John”

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