STEENSLAND, Asbjorn

WI 46th Inf Co F. Residence: Moscow, Iowa County, Wisconsin. Enlistment credited to Fulton, Rock County. Born 1833 at Steensland farm, Hjelmeland, Rogaland, Norway, a son of Erik Asbjornsen and Ingeborg Olsdatter. Came to America in 1854. Civil War: Age 31. Farmer. Married. Brown hair, light complexion, 5’7”. Enlisted for one year on 14 Feb 1865 at Madison, Wisconsin, and mustered there on 16 Feb 1865. Bounty $100, $33.33 paid. Private. On detached service at Indian Creek railroad since 23 Jun 1865. Mustered out with this Company on 27 Sep 1865 at Nashville, Tennessee. Post war: Lived at Moscow, Iowa County, in 1880, with his wife and eight children. He was a brother to Ole Steensland of WI 15th Inf Co E. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 186-7,12,22; red book vol 51) (Ulvestad p330) (email from Bjarne Jormeland, Tananger, Norway, forwarded by Scott Cantwell Meeker) “Steenland, Ashbyon E”

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