WI 15th Inf Co I. Residence: New Hope, Portage County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 24. Farmer. Married. Enlisted for three years on 30 Oct 1861 at Scandinavia, Wisconsin, and mustered at Madison, Wisconsin, on 20 Dec 1861. Private. Corporal. Became unfit for service and was discharged for disease at Mississippi River Island No. 10, 26 Aug 1862. Enlisted a second time on 22 Jan 1864 and mustered on 28 Jan 1864 at Madison. Private. He re-joined I Company at Strawberry Plains, Virginia, on 31 Mar 1864. Wounded at New Hope Church on 27 May 1864 and was sent to Nashville, Tennessee. Transferred to the 24th Infantry. Transferred to the 13th Infantry, Company I, on 10 Jun 1865. Discharged from the service 15 Jun 1865 at Keokuk, Iowa. Post war: Died at New Hope, Wisconsin, sometime in the 1880s. [Other records show a John J. Rambeck of this unit with residence in Springfield, Dane County, and dying in Nelsonville, and one listing shows a John Rambeck dying in Andersonville Prison 5 Sep 1864.] Sources: (WHS Series 1200 boxes 76-11, 76-13; red book vol 18 p 182; vol 20 pp 126, 134) (Buslett p607) (Ulvestad p265) (Ager p316) (Hedberg) “Ranbeck, John”