RUSTE, Christian

WI 15th Inf Co E. Residence: Blue Mounds, Dane County, Wisconsin. Born in Sondre Aurdal, Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 17. Unmarried. Blue eyes, brown hair, fair complexion, 5’6”. Enlisted for three years on 9 Jan 1862 at La Crosse, Wisconsin, and mustered at Madison, Wisconsin, on 11 Jan 1862. Private. Died of nerve fever in hospital at Mississippi River Island No. 10 on 2 May 1862. Buried at Mississippi River National Cemetery, Memphis, Tennessee. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 76-7,15; red book vol 20 p78) (TAR) (Ager p277, photo; p305) (Buslett p492) (Ulvestad p326). “Ruste, Christen”