IL 26th Inf Co E. Residence: Ottawa, La Salle County, Illinois. Born in Norway. Civil War: Clerk. Age 21. Unmarried. Blue eyes, light hair, light complexion, 5’4”. Enlisted for three years on 2 Aug 1861 at Ottawa. Mustered the same day at Camp Butler. Corporal. Discharged from the service 14 Aug 1864 near Atlanta, Georgia, expiration of term of service. Sources: (ILSA reel 1 p 67)