IL 46th Inf Co K. Residence: Caledonia, Minnesota. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 22. Blue eyes, auburn hair, fair complexion, 5’7”. Enlisted for three years on 4 Oct 1861 at Caledonia. Mustered 30 Dec 1861 at Camp Butler, Illinois. Sergeant. Re-enlisted for three years on 13 Jan 1863 at Moscow, Tennessee. Re-mustered 20 Nov 1863 at Vicksburg, Mississippi. Promoted to First Sergeant. Commissioned Second Lieutenant on 20 Dec 1864 at Kennerville, Louisiana. Promoted to Captain, 4 Mar 1865, at Mobile, Alabama. Mustered out with his regiment on 20 Jan 1866 at Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Sources: (ILSA reel 4 p115)