REIERSEN, Christian A.

TX 3rd Cav Co A. CSA. Residence: Prairieville, Kaufman County, Texas. Born “Christian August Reiersen” on 17 Sep 1842 at Holt prestegjeld, Tvedestrand, near Kristiansand, Norway. Civil War: Private. Enlisted for one year at Palestine, Anderson County, Texas, on 11 May 1861, as a Private in A.T.Rainey’s Company. Re-assigned to the TX 3rd Cav on 3 Jun 1861. Detached to ride with the 21st Georgia Cavalry Battalion (White’s) during Mar – Apr 1863. Post war: Died 6 Jan 1910 in Bosque County, Texas. Sources: (“Norwegian Soldiers in Confederate Forces” by C.A.Clausen & Derwood Johnson, publ. in Norwegian-American Studies, volume 25, Northfield, Minnesota. p115) (Ulvestad p324) ( “Reierson, Christian”