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BARD, Isaac

NY 26th Inf Co C. Residence: Boonville, New York. Born in the US. Civil War: Age 21. Enlisted for three months on 7 May 1861 at Elmira, New York. Mustered 21 May 1861. Private. Promoted to Corporal 1 Jan 1862. Wounded and taken prisoner in the battle of Bull Run, 30 Aug 1862. Deserted 3 Dec 1862 at Brooks Station, Virginia, and enlisted in the 18th Regular Infantry. Charge of desertion removed by order of the Secretary of War. Sources: (Photocopy of muster roll)

BARFORTH, John Fred.

NY 1st Inf Co I. Residence: Brooklyn, New York. Civil War: Musician. Sources: (Rygg p47)

BARGER, Stephen K.

WI 30th Inf Co B. Residence: Ridgeway, Iowa County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 24. Farmer. Married. Blue eyes, brown hair, florid complexion, 5’9”. Enlisted for three years on 31 Aug 1862 at Ridgeway. Mustered 21 Oct 1862 at Madison, Wisconsin. Private. Sources: (WHS red book vol 35) [Unsure of surname, due handwriting]

BARLOW, Andrew Jens

US Army 163rd Depot Brigade, Co 7. Born 14 Aug 1888 at Bergen, Norway. First World War: Age 29. Entered the army on 22 Jul 1918 at DeSmet, South Dakota. Private. Served in the Coast Artillery and at Jefferson Barracks. Discharged 17 Dec 1918. Post war: Died of pneumonia at age 51 at Badger, South Dakota, on 6 Dec 1939. Buried in the Badger Cemetery, lot 79, grave 8. Survived by widow Stella and seven children. Sources: (SDSHS, WPA Veterans Graves Registration, Kingsbury County)


NY 28th Inf Co F. Civil War: Enlisted 27 Apr 1861. Private. Discharged for disability, 3 Dec 1862. Post war: Lived in Bismarck, North Dakota. Suffered rheumatism. Sources: (WPA North Dakota Historical Data Project)


WI 12th Inf Co K. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 18. Unmarried. Blue eyes, light hair, fair complexion, 5’6¾”. Enrolled for one year on 13 Oct 1864 at Janesville, Wisconsin, as a substitute for Knud Olson Ladd of Vermont Township, Dane County, Wisconsin. Mustered the same day. Private. Joined the 12th Regiment at Goldsboro, North Carolina. “Was never in an engagement.” Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 58-13; red book vol 17, p180)


WI 11th Inf Co K. Residence: Winchester, Winnebago County, Wisconsin. Born about 1837 in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 27. Married. Blue eyes, light hair, fair complexion, 5’8”. Volunteer Recruit. Enlisted for three years on 22 Feb 1864 at Green Bay, Wisconsin. Mustered there the same day. Bounty $300. Private. Took part in the Red River campaign in 1864. Died of disease in a regimental hospital at Brashear City, Louisiana, on 4 Oct 1864. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 52-13; red book vol 16, p194) (Civil War Veterans of Winnebago County, Wisconsin” by David A. Langkau) (History of the town of Winchester, Winnebago, Wisconsin, publ. 2002, p 4-7) “Bainson, Ole”

BARR, Jabus

WI 15th Inf Co D. Residence: Bloomfield, Walworth County, Wisconsin. Civil War: Age 19. Unmarried. Enlisted for three years on 17 Nov 1861 at Berlin, Wisconsin, and mustered at Madison, Wisconsin, 8 Dec 1861. Private. Sick in Bowling Green, Kentucky, 4 Nov 1862. Sick in Knoxville, Tennessee, 15 Feb 1864. Sick in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Sick in Keokuk, Iowa, since 15 Jun 1864. Sick in Madison, Wisconsin, where he was mustered out on 12 Dec 1864. Bounty due him $100. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 boxes 76-6, 78-3, 79-2; red book vol 20, p58) (Buslett p439) (Meeker)

BARSNES, Erik Nilson

WI 15th Inf Co B. Residence: Koshkonong, Jefferson County, Wisconsin. Born in Sogndal, Sogn, Norway, in 1842. Brother to Nels Barsnes. Came to America on 19 Jul 1861. Civil War: Age 20. Unmarried. Blue eyes, light hair, light complexion, 6’½”. Enlisted for three years on 2 Dec 1861 at Madison, Wisconsin. Mustered there on 24 Jan 1862. Private. He was a flag bearer. In May and June 1862, he was detached to serve with a commissary train. Wounded in his right breast at Stone's River, Tennessee, 31 Dec 1862, and taken prisoner. Paroled 3 Jan 1863 and sent to Camp Benton Banks, Missouri, near St. Louis. Was in Convalescent Hospital at Murfreesboro, Tennessee, 7 May 1863. Wounded in a hand in the Battle of Missionary Ridge near Chattanooga, Tennessee. 23-25 Nov 1863. Lost a finger. On 9 Apr 1864, he was transferred to the Invalid Corps. Promoted to Corporal on 1 Sep 1864. Mustered out with Company B at Chattanooga, Tennessee, on 1 Dec 1864. Re-enlisted on 11 Feb 1865 at Madison, Wisconsin, as a veteran in Company K, 2nd Regiment, US Veterans Inf Volunteers. Bounty $400. Mustered on 16 Feb at Madison. Assigned to Hancock’s Corps, in the Wisconsin First Army Corps, 1st Company. He was stationed in Washington, DC. He was a guard at the hanging of Mary Surratt and other conspirators accused of being accomplices in the assassination of President Lincoln. In Nov 1865, Barsness was on duty with the quartermaster department. Mustered out 11 Feb 1866 at Elmira, New York. Post war: He took a farm in Barsness Township, Pope County, Minnesota. Assigned a pension of $4 per month on 1 Oct 1876 because of a wound to his right breast; increased to $8 on 15 Jan 1880. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 boxes 76-4, 256-1,2; red book vol 20, p28) (Buslett p378) (Ulvestad p270) (Ager p198. Photo) (RWV p808) (Pensioners on the Roll as of January 1, 1883, living in Minnesota, publ. 1994, Park Genealogical Books, Brooklyn Park Minnesota) (“Descendants of Ole Berntsen Barsness and Kari Mikkelsdatter Olstad” by Katherine Barsness Evenson, p22. Copy in DCHS) (“The Barsness Family”, by Barbara Barsness Swedenburg, publ. 1979, p15-21) (“Norwegians in Wisconsin” by Richard J. Fapso, publ. The Wisconsin Historical Society Press, Madison, 2001, p21 photo) “Basness, Erick M.” “Barsness, Erick”


WI 44th Inf Co ?. Residence: Troy, Sauk County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 26. Blue eyes, brown hair, fair complexion, 5’6”. Enlisted for one year on 19 Sep 1864 at Madison, Wisconsin. Mustered 24 Sep 1864 at Madison. Bounty $100. Private. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 180-14)

BARSNES, Nels Nilson

See NELSON, Nels


WI 16th Inf Co G. Residence: Vermont township, Dane County, Wisconsin. Born 4 Apr 1836 in Sogndal, Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 26. Blue eyes, brown hair, fair complexion, 5’5¼”. Drafted. Enrolled for one year on 19 Sep 1864 at Janesville, Wisconsin, and mustered there the same day. Private. Assigned to this company on 8 Nov 1864. Was on the march through Georgia, the Carolinas, Virginia and Washington, DC. Discharged from the service 6 Jun 1865 at Washington, DC. Post war: Died 23 May 1913 and buried in Vermont Lutheran Cemetery, Black Earth, Wisconsin. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 80-18; red book vol 21 p150) (Great granddaughter Ann Urness Gesme, Cedar Rapids IA) “Barnist, John”


From Sogn, Norway. Civil War: Private. Wounded (at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania ?). Post war: Lived in Barsness, Minnesota. Sources: (Ulvestad p270)


From Telemarken, Norway. Civil War: Private. Post war: Lived in Nesson, Williams County, North Dakota. Sources: (Ulvestad p270)

BARSTAD, William Olson

WI 49th Inf Co B. Civil War: Enlisted Feb 1865. Private. Discharged Nov 1865. Post war: Lived in Nesson, Williams County, North Dakota. Suffered from results of chronic diarrhea while in Andersonville prison. Sources: (1890 Veterans and Widows Census, North Dakota, No.123, roll 59)


WI 5th Inf Co I. Residence: Primrose, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Private. Killed in action in the Second Battle of Fredericksburg, Virginia, 3 May 1863. Sources: (WHS Kennedy, James B. Wisconsin Civil War name index) (WLCW p18) (Love p1062) (Ulvestad p270) (Quiner p 515) “Barstead, Andrew P”.


WI 23rd Inf Co D. Residence: Blue Mounds, Dane County, Wisconsin. Born “Ole Olsen Svennes” on 20 Dec 1840, in Nord-Aurdal, Oppland, Norway, son of Ole Olsen Svennes and Ingeborg Olsdatter Rullang. He and his parents came to America on “Statsraad Vogt”, which sailed from Bergen and reached New York 3 Jul 1848. They came to Blue Mounds Township, Dane County. Civil War: Unmarried. Age 21. Enlisted for three years on 14 Aug 1862 at Blue Mounds. Mustered 30 Aug 1862 at Madison, Wisconsin. Private. Left in hospital at Memphis, Tennessee, 21 Dec 1862. Mustered out 4 Jul 1865. Post war: Married on 30 Aug 1863 to Mary Ann Tvedten (1842-1879). Five children. Lived in Primrose, Wisconsin. Became a school teacher and a town official. He was married on 29 Apr 1880 to Ingeborg Okland (1858-1918). Eight children. In 1909, he moved to Taylor County, Wisconsin. He died there on 26 Mar 1921. Buried in East Blue Mounds Lutheran Cemetery, Mt. Horeb, Wisconsin; stone reads “1840 – 1921”. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 114-13,16; red book vol 28) (Ulvestad p270) (Wisconsin Cemetery Records) (Naeseth ’48-302)