SEMMEN, Elling

WI 19th Inf Co B. Residence: Rushford, Minnesota. Civil War: Age 46. Unmarried. Enlisted for three years on 26 Jan 1862 at Rushford. Mustered 4 Mar 1862 at Racine, Wisconsin. Private. Ole Hougen wrote that on 12 Jan 1863 “Elling Semmen began to lose his mind.” Semmen was discharged from the service for disability at New Bern, North Carolina, in 1864. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 97-17; red book vol 24) (Ole G. Hougan’s Civil War Diary, 4 Jan 1863 & 12 Jan 1863)