ROLFSON, Lewis

WI 15th Inf Co C. Residence: Norway Township, Racine County, Wisconsin. Born 9 Feb 1841 near Christiana, Norway. Came to America about 1850. Civil War: Age 22. Unmarried. Enlisted for three years on 14 Dec 1861 at Madison, Wisconsin, and mustered there on 1 Jan 1862. Private. Left behind because of illness in Manchester, Tennessee, on 1 Jul 1863. Missing in the Battle of Chickamauga, Georgia. Mustered out with C Company on 1 Jan 1865 at Chattanooga, Tennessee. Post war: Lived at Lake Denoon, Racine County. Died 7 Jan 1936. Buried at Muskego, Wisconsin. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 76-5; red book vol 20 p 48) (Buslett p428) (Ager p299) (Ulvestad p325) (Meeker) (Photocopy of a newspaper feature story, signed “F.D.M.” and dated 22 Jan 1933, paper unidentified.) (Hedberg) “Rolfson, Louis” “Rolfsen, Louis”

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