JULSON, James

WI 15th Inf Co E. Residence: Perry, Dane County, Wisconsin. Born “Jul Julsen Haaverud” on 8 Jun 1839 in Nord Aurdal, Valders, Oppland, Norway, son of Jul Knudsen Svanheld and Marit Julsdatter Haaverud. He came to America with his parents and five siblings on “Syttende Mai”, which sailed from Bergen about 12 May 1849 and arrived in New York on 26 Jun 1849. They came to Blue Mounds Township, Dane County, and moved soon to Perry Township. Civil War: Age 23. Unmarried. Enlisted for three years on 8 Nov 1861 in Dane County. Mustered 6 Jan 1862 at Madison, Wisconsin. Private. Left sick in hospital at Bowling Green, Kentucky, on 16 Sep 1862. Sick in Nashville, Tennessee, 8 Aug 1863; and in Nashville 11 Nov 1863; and in Evansville, Indiana, 15 Sep 1863. In hospital at Chattanooga, Tennessee, since 11 Oct 1863. Mustered out with Company E in Chattanooga, 20 Dec 1864. Post war: Married 9 Feb 1862 to Marthe Halvorsdatter Aalberg (c1842-1933). Moved to Waseca, Minnesota, in 1866 and to Moody County, South Dakota, in 1878. Lived in Flandreau, Moody County. Died 1926. Buried in Union Cemetery in Flandreau, lot I-16, block I-16, grave 3. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 76-7; red book vol 20 p74) (TAR) (Buslett p484) (Ager p304) (SDSHS WPA Veterans Cemetery Records, Moody County) (Ulvestad p299) (Naeseth-Hedberg ’49-283) (VGC) (Meeker)

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