LARSON, Erick

WI 15th Inf Co B. Residence: Deerfield, Dane County, Wisconsin. Born in Tittelsnes, Sunnhordland, Norway. Civil War: Age 21. Farmer. Unmarried. Blue eyes, light hair, light complexion, 5’8”. Enlisted for three years on 22 Oct 1861 at Madison, Wisconsin, and mustered there on 16 Nov 1861. Private. Served as escort with the provisional transport from Stevenson, Alabama, on 13 Oct 1863. Promoted to Corporal. Wounded at New Hope Church, Georgia, 27 May 1864, shot through his head and shoulder. He died of his wounds on 22 June 1864 in the general hospital at Chattanooga, Tennessee. Buried at National Cemetery in Chattanooga, Tennessee; section E, grave 248. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 76-4,18; red book vol 20 p 32) (Buslett p387) (Ulvestad p264) (Ager p211, photo; p296) (RWV p809) (Quiner p 629) (Meeker) (Boe, Sophie “The Story of Father’s Life”, publ. 1919. Copy at VGC) “Larsen, Erick” “Bakken, Erick Larson”

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