TORKELSON, Iver

WI 15th Inf Co H. Residence: Melrose, Jackson County, Wisconsin. Born 1839 at Ulvik, Hardanger, Norway. Civil War: Age 23. Unmarried. Enlisted for three years on 4 Dec 1861 at La Crosse, Wisconsin, and mustered at Madison, Wisconsin, 13 Feb 1862. Designated Sergeant on 16 Jan 1862. Sent to hospital in Farmington, Mississippi, 28 Jul 1862. Assigned to Pioneer Corps 26 Nov 1862. Transferred to Veterans Reserve Corps at Strawberry Plains, Virginia, 25 Mar 1864. Discharged from the service at Chicago, Illinois, 19 Dec 1864, his term having expired. Was Registrar of Deeds for seven years and Postmaster for four years in Black River Falls, Wisconsin, where he died in January, 1902. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 76-10; red book vol 20 p112) (Ager p281, photo; p311) (Buslett p577) (Ulvestad p261) (Gjertveit)

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