LODGAARD, Elias

WI 15th Inf Co A. Residence: Chicago, Illinois. Civil War: Age 24. Unmarried. Enlisted for three years on 9 Dec 1861 at Chicago. Mustered 18 Dec 1861 at Madison, Wisconsin. Private. Assigned to hospital service in Bowling Green, Kentucky, 17 Sep 1862. Assigned as escort to provision train from Sevenson, 13 Oct 1863. Absent due to illness on 24 Jan 1864. Taken prisoner during Battle of New Hope Church, Georgia, 27 May 1864 and died of scorbutus (scurvy) in Andersonville Prison, 29 Oct 1864. Buried in Andersonville National Cemetery, grave 9997. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 76-3; red book vol 20 p20) (Buslett p361) (Ulvestad p307) (Ager p293) ancestry.com) (“Prisoners who died at Andersonville Prison” Atwater List, publ 1865)

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