JORGENSON, Martin

WI 15th Inf Co A. Residence: Chicago, Illinois. Born at Frostestad, near Mandal, Norway, on 10 Oct 1829. Came to America in June 1861. Civil War: Age 32. Unmarried. Enlisted for three years on 28 Oct 1861 at Chicago. Mustered 15 Nov 1861 at Madison, Wisconsin. Private. Left sick at Mississippi River Island No. 10, 11 Jun 1862. Seriously wounded in the battle of Stone’s River, 31 Dec 1862, a musket ball shattering a bone in his left arm. He was sent to a hospital in Nashville, and then to the Navy hospital in Chicago. Transferred to Veteran Reserve Corps 15 Jan 1864. Mustered out on 20 Dec 1864. Post war: Lived in Willmar, Minnesota. He was married in 1868 to Laura Gustava Halberg, a native of Christiania. Norway. They had six children. Granted a pension of $6 a month because of the gun shot wound to his left arm. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 76-3; red book vol 20 p 18) (Buslett p358) (Ager p193, photo; p 292) (Ulvestad p300) (Quiner p 621) (Pensioners on the Roll as of January 1, 1883, living in Minnesota, publ. 1994, Park Genealogical Books, Brooklyn Park, Minnesota) (Meeker) (Obituary published in Willmar, Minnesota 16 Feb 1921; copy at Vesterheim Library, Madison.)

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