OTTERSON, Knut

MN 5th Inf Co A. Residence: Goodhue County, Minnesota. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 21. Enrolled 7 Jan 1862. Mustered 24 Mar 1862. Private. Wounded at Richmond, Louisiana, 15 Jun 1863. Veteran. Listed as “deserted” on 24 Nov 1864 at St. Louis, Missouri (likely he was late returning from his re-enlistment furlough). Re-enlist 12 Feb 1864. Wounded at Nashville, Tennessee, 16 Dec 1864; suffered a shell wound to his left hip. Mustered out 6 Sep 1865. Post war: In 1890, he was living in Kindred, Cass County, North Dakota. Sources: (MINN p234) (MCIW p284) (1890 Veterans and Widows Census, North Dakota, No.123, roll 59)

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