IL Lt Arty Cogswells Battery. Residence: Leland, La Salle County, Illinois. Born 1842 in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 18. Blue eyes, light hair, light complexion, 5’9”. Enlisted for three years on 17 Oct 1861 at Leland. Mustered 12 Nov 1861 at Ottawa, Illinois. Private. Re-enlisted as a Veteran on 17 Sep 1864 at Nashville, Tennessee, and mustered there on 29 Sep 1864. Mustered out 5 Jun 1865 at Montgomery, Alabama. Post war: Received pension of $10 per month, according to records in the State Home at Hot Springs, South Dako ta. Died 15 Feb 1916 at age 68. Buried in Custer, South Dakota, City Cemetery, lot 29, block 15, grave 2. Sources: (ILSA reel 18 p25) (SDSHS, WPA Veterans Graves Registration, Custer County) (South Dakota Historical collections, vol XVI, publ 1932, p239)