REIERSON, Charles N.

TX 31st Cav Co A. CSA. Born “Karl Nicolai Reiersen” on 24 Jun 1817 at Holt, Norway. Civil War: Enlisted for the war on 3 Oct 1862 at Newtonia, Missouri. Private. [Previously he had been a Private in Captain H.W. Kyser’s “Kaufman Guards” in Kaufman County.] He was captured on 12 Oct 1862 near Bentonville, Arkansas, and held at St. Louis, Missouri. He was exchanged on 23 Apr 1863 at Allen’s Point, Virginia. Post war: Died 21 Aug 1899 in Henderson County, Texas. Sources: (“Norwegian Soldiers in Confederate Forces” by C.A.Clausen & Derwood Johnson, publ. in Norwegian-American Studies, volume 25, Northfield, Minnesota. p115) (