WI 15th Inf Co C. Residence: Norway Township, Racine County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway on 17 May 1841, son of Mathias Mathiassen Kroshuss and Anne Søndresdatter Steensrud. Emigrated from Sauland parish, Hjartdal, Telemark, 10 May 1847. Civil War: Great Lakes Sailor. Age 22. Unmarried. Enlisted for three years on 11 Oct 1861 at Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and mustered at Madison, Wisconsin, on 2 Dec 1861. Private. Left sick at Island No. Ten on 20 Mar 1862. Killed in Battle at Stone’s River, Tennessee, 31 Dec 1862. Brother of soldier Jermond Matison. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 76-5; red book vol 20 p 48) (Buslett p422) (Ager p299) (Letter, Ruth M. Tucker, Beaver Dam, Wisconsin) (Ulvestad p309) (History of the town of Winchester, Winnebago County, Wisconsin, publ. 2002 p 4-17) (Naeseth ’47-930) “Mathiesen, Mathias” “Mathiason, Mathias” “Mathison, Mathis”