JOHNSON, Henry 1st

IA 12th Inf Co G. Residence: Calmar, Winneshiek County, Iowa. Born “Helge Johnsen Bragestad” on 20 Feb 1841 at Voss, Hordaland, Norway. Came to America with his parents and four siblings on “Concordia”, which sailed from Bergen 12 May 1849 and arrived in New York 10 Jul 1849. They came to Muskego, Racine County, Wisconsin, and in 1850 moved to Calmar Township, Winneshiek County, Iowa. Married to Brita. Three children. Civil War: Age 21. Enlisted 16 Oct 1861. Mustered 5 Nov 1861. Private. Missing in battle 6 Apr 1862, Shiloh, Tennessee. Died 7 Jun 1862, in a southern prison in Huntsville, Alabama. Sources: (ISW-II p478) (Naeseth-Hedberg ’49-1406)