TORGESON, Ole

WI 6th Inf Co B. Residence: Peru, Dunn County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Unmarried. Age 26. Blue eyes, red hair, light complexion, 5’9½”. Enlisted for three years on 10 Jun 1861 at Prescott, Wisconsin. Enlistment credited to Chippewa, Chippewa County. Mustered 16 Jul 1861 at Madison, Wisconsin. Private. Sick in quarters Aug 1861. Sick in Columbia College hospital 9 Sep 1861. Sick in Sullivan Hospital, Alexandria, Virginia, 4 Apr 1862 until 6 Nov 1862. Re-enlisted as a veteran on 31 Dec 1863 at Culpepper, Virginia. Given Veteran’s leave of one month. Promoted to Corporal 1 Dec 1864. Took part in the battles of Mine Run, Virginia, 26 Nov-2 Dec 1863; Wilderness, Virginia, 5-7 May 1864; Laurel Hill; Spottsylvania, Virginia, 9-12 May 1864; Jericho Ford; Cold Harbor, Virginia, 1-3 Jun 1864; Petersburg, Virginia, 15-18 Jun 1864; Welden Railroad, Virginia, 18-21 Aug 1864; Hatcher’s Run, Virginia, 5-7 Feb 1865 and Gravelly Run, Virginia, 31 Mar 1865. Taken prisoner at Gravelly Run. Paroled 2 Apr 1865. Absent on leave following parole 10 Apr 1865. Returned 12 May 1865 to Madison. Discharged from the service 19 Jul 1865 at Madison. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 27-4; red book vol 11 p40) (Larsen)

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