KNUDSON, Christian

WI 15th Inf Co K. Residence: Fillmore County, Minnesota. Born at Lands prestegjeld, Norway. Came with his parents to America in 1853. Civil War: Age 17. Unmarried. Enlisted for three years on 11 Feb 1862 in Fillmore County and mustered at Madison, Wisconsin, the same day (?). Private. Sick in Lebanon, Marion County, Kentucky, and in hospital at Danville, Kentucky, in October 1862. Taken prisoner at Chickamauga, Georgia, 19 Sep 1863. Died of chronic dysentery (one report says anasarka [dropsy]) at Andersonville Prison, 28 Jun 1864. Buried there in grave 2498. On the Andersonville lists he is “J. Knudson”. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 76-12; red book vol 20 p146) (Buslett p631) (Ager p282, photo; p318) (Ulvestad p302) (“Prisoners who died at Andersonville Prison” Atwater List, publ 1865) “Knutson, Christian” “Dicken, Christian Knudson”