WI 15th Inf Co F. Residence: Door County, Wisconsin. Born 15 Jul 1839 in Landvik, Aust Agder, Norway. Came to America on the “Lorena” which crossed from Havre and reached New York on 2 Aug 1844. Civil War: Age 23. Unmarried. Enlisted for three years on 24 Feb 1862 in Door County and mustered at Madison, Wisconsin, 1 Mar 1862. Private. Died of disease in general hospital at Iuka, Mississippi, 25 Aug 1862. Buried in National Cemetery at Corinth, Mississippi. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 boxes 76-8, 77-8; red book vol 20 p92) (Buslett p519) (Ulvestad p333) (Naeseth ’44-781) “Birkedal, Tallak Salvesen”