WI 15th Inf Co E. Residence: Upper Coon Valley, Vernon County, Wisconsin. Born in Nord Fron, Norway. Civil War: Age 24. Unmarried. Enlisted for three years on 5 Dec 1861 in Monrow County, Wisconsin. Enlistment credited to Portland, Monroe County. Mustered 10 Dec 1861 at Madison, Wisconsin. Private. Left sick in hospital at Mississippi River Island No. 10 on 11 Jun 1862. Sent to hospital near Farmington, Mississippi, 28 Jul 1862. “Date, place and order of discharge not known, the account having been destroyed.” Non-military sources indicate he was discharged from the service for disability on 11 Oct 1862 at Cincinnati, Ohio. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 76-7; red book vol 20 p78) (TAR) (Buslett p491) (Meeker) (Ulvestad p325) (Ager p138, photo) (Gjertveit) (“Coon Valley”, publ 1928 by Upper Coon Valley Norwegian Lutheran Church, Coon Valley, WI) “Rulland, Ostein” “Rulland, Oystein” “Rulland, Østen”