URNESS, Peter

WI 15th Inf Co B. Residence: Black Earth, Vermont Township, Dane County, Wisconsin. Born 15 Sep 1842 in Sogn, Buskerud, Norway. Civil War: Age 18. Unmarried. Enlisted for three years on 29 Jan 1862 at Madison, Wisconsin, and mustered there on 31 Jan 1862. Private. Sick in hospital in Bowling Green, Kentucky, 17 Sep 1862, and died there of disease (dysentery) on 19 Oct 1862. Buried in National Cemetery, Nashville, Tennessee; section N, grave 236. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 boxes 76-4, 77-8; red book vol 20 p36) (Buslett p400) (Ulvestad p339) (Gjertveit) (Ager p297) (Hedberg) (“Urness Clan”, by Eunice Urness Sondrol, Buxton ND)

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