KITTELSON, Charles

MN 10th Inf Co E. Residence: Albert Lea, Freeborn County, Minnesota. Born “Kittil Olsen Øverby” in 1837 at Sigdal, Norway. Came to America at age 13. Lived seven years in Wisconsin; then moved to Albert Lea, Minnesota. Civil War: Age 24. Enrolled 2 Sep 1862. Commissioned Second Lieutenant on 8 Sep 1862. Mustered 18 Oct (or 9 Nov) 1862. Promoted to First Lieutenant. Captain. He commanded the company after 22 Feb 1864. Discharged from the service with his regiment, 19 Aug 1865. Post war: Lived in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He became a banker and Minnesota State Treasurer. Married. Sources: (MINN p474) (MCIW p479) (Ulvestad p258) (Rokke) (“History of the Scandinavians in the United States”, by O. N. Nelson. Publ. Minneapolis, 1893. p460) “Kittilsen, Charles”

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