WI 15th Inf Co F. Residence: Manitowoc County, Wisconsin. Born “Erik Knudsen Alfstadengen” at Østre Slidre in Valders, Norway, about 1835. Civil War: Unmarried. Age 26. Enlisted for three years on 1 Oct 1861 at Manitowoc, Wisconsin, and mustered at Madison, Wisconsin, 29 Dec 1861. Named Corporal 1 Jan 1862. Died 2 Aug 1862 on board a steamboat on the Tennessee River which was taking him to a hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 boxes 76-8, 77-3; red book vol 20 p84) (Buslett p508) (Ulvestad p264, p267) (Ager p278, photo; p307) (Gjertveit)