WI 5th Inf Co G. Residence: Upper Coon Valley, Vernon County, Wisconsin. Born in Vestre Gausdal, Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 20. Blue eyes, brown hair, dark complexion, 5’9½”. Enlisted for one year at La Crosse, Wisconsin, on 10 Sep 1864; bounty $100. Enlistment credited to Jackson, La Crosse County, Wisconsin. Mustered the same day. Recruit. Private. Wounded. Mustered out 19 Jun 1865 at Madison, Wisconsin. Post war: He lived in Milan, Minnesota. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 19; red book vol 10b p280) (“Coon Valley”, publ 1928 by Upper Coon Valley Norwegian Lutheran Church, Coon Valley, WI) (Ulvestad p326) “Rønning, Elias” “Running, Elias”