WI 15th Inf Co F. Residence: Decorah, Winneshiek County, Iowa. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 23. Unmarried. Blue eyes, light hair, light complexion, 5’5”. Enlisted for three years on 26 Nov 1861 at Decorah and mustered at Madison, Wisconsin, 29 Dec 1861. Private. Sick in hospital 20 Jun 1862, and in Iuka, Mississippi, 21 Aug 1862. Wounded at Stone’s River, Tennessee. Discharged from the service for “chronic diarrhea and nearsightedness” on 3 Apr 1863 at Murfreesboro, Tennessee. Returned to Decorah. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 boxes 76-8, 77-1; red book vol 20 p92) (Buslett p520) (DGA) (Ager p308) (Ulvestad p337) (Hedberg) “Torkilson, Tov” “Torkelsen, Tov”