REISTAD, Simon C.

WI 25th Inf Co K. Residence: Coon Prairie, Vernon County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Married. Age 40. Brown eyes, brown hair, dark complexion, 5’7”. Enlisted for three years on 15 Aug 1862 at Viroqua, Wisconsin. Mustered 14 Sep 1862 at La Crosse, Wisconsin. Private. “Was ever present with the Company and was noted as a Brave and faithful soldier and was promoted to Corporal December ’63 and was in all marches and Battles up to July 22nd when killed. Being one of the seventeen that charged two hundred Rebels and drove them in the Streets of Decatur Ga. He was killed in the street, a martyr to his country which he had adopted.” Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 121-15; red book vol 30)

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