IA 27th Inf Co I. Residence: Rossville, Iowa. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 18. Enlisted 15 Aug 1862. Mustered 5 Sep 1862. Private. Promoted Corporal, 10 Mar 1864. Wounded severely and taken prisoner 9 Apr 1864, Pleasant Hill, Louisiana. Exchanged. Discharged from the service for wounds, 16 Jun 1865 at Montgomery, Alabama. Sources: (ISW-III p1174)