KNUTSON, Andrew

WI 19th Inf Co B. Residence: Houston, Minnesota. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 21. Hazel eyes, light hair, light complexion, 5’7½”. Enlisted for three years on 15 Jan 1862 at Houston. Enlistment credited to La Crosse, Wisconsin. Mustered 4 Mar 1862 at Racine, Wisconsin. Private. Sick in hospital; returned to duty on 22 May 1863. Re-enlisted for three years on 12 Feb 1864 at New Bern, North Carolina. Said to have been a prisoner of war in Libby, Andersonville and Salisbury, North Carolina, prisons. Mustered out at Richmond, Virginia, on 23 Jun 1865. Post war: Lived at Dunde (looks like), Walsh County, North Dakota. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 97-15,17; red book vol 24) (Ole G. Hougan’s Civil War Diary, 2 Jan, 15 Feb & 22 May 1863) (1890 Veterans and Widows Census, North Dakota, No.123, roll 59) “Knudson, Andrew” “Knudson, Anund”

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