WI 12th Inf Co C. Residence: Dodgeville, Iowa County, Wisconsin. Born 26 Feb 1817 in Fyresdal, Telemark, Norway, son of Mathias Andersen Egeland and Margrethe Tarjesdatter Felsaed. He came to America on the “Salvator”, which left Porsgrunn and stopped in Portsmouth, England, and arrived in New York on 12 Jul 1845. He married on 28 Oct 1854 Christina Stephens. Civil War: Married. Age 45. Brown eyes, brown hair, dark complexion, 5’8”. Enlisted for three years on 11 Sep 1861 at Dodgeville. Mustered 18 Oct 1861 at Madison, Wisconsin. Private. Disappeared 5 Jan 1862. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 58-15; red book vol 17, p48) (Naeseth ’45-479) “Rui, Eivind Mathisen”