KNUDSON, Christian

WI 15th Inf Co H. Residence: Spring Grove, Houston County, Minnesota. Born about 1840 in Nesbyen, Hallingdal, Buskerud, Norway. Came to US in 1859 on ship Baldor to Quebec. Lived in Wisconsin for one year. Civil War: Age 21. Unmarried. Enlisted for three years on 7 Dec 1861 at La Crosse, Wisconsin, and mustered at Madison, Wisconsin, 13 Feb 1862. Private. Left behind sick on Mississippi River Island No. 10. Sick in Iuka, Mississippi, 20 Aug 1862. Sick in hospital at Chattanooga. On 31 Mar 1863, he was reported to have deserted, but was later determined that he had been discharged from the service 14 Oct 1862 from Nashville, Tennessee. Post war: He became a farmer in Houston County. He was living in Riceford, Fillmore County, Minnesota, in 1890. He is buried in Our Saviors Lutheran Churchyard, Riceford, Minnesota. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 76-10; red book vol 20 p116) (Buslett p564) (Gjertveit) (Meeker) (1890 Veterans and Widows Census, Minnesota, No.123, roll 22) (email, Carolyn J. Storlie, great grand-daughter. “Knutson, Christian”