MO 40th Inf Co A. Born 24 Sep 1840 in Tonsberg, Norway. Came to America to New York in 1860. Civil War: Enlisted in 1863. Private. Served at St. Louis, Missouri. Re-enlisted in Jun 1864. He served at New Orleans, Mobile, Alabama; and Spanish Fort. He was in a hospital at Jackson, Mississippi. Mustered out at Benton Barracks, St. Louis, Missouri, on 14 Aug 1865. Post war: He married, in 1872, Cora Christian (1845-1917). Eight children. Came to Fargo, North Dakota, in 1878 and to Mayville, North Dakota, in 1882. In 1901, he lived in Velva, North Dakota. Joined the GAR. His occupation was painter. Died 16 Jul 1936. Sources: (Ulvestad p329) (North Dakota State Archives, obit file) (North Dakota WPA Historical Data Project) (Rootsweb: Nor-Vestfold-L) “Skarison, Louis Mathias” “Skarison, Mathias”