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BENDICKSEN, O. M.

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BENDICKSON, Ben.

WI 15th Inf Co I. Residence: Mt. Morris, Waushara County, Wisconsin. Civil War: Age 26. Unmarried. Enlisted for three years on 14 Jan 1862 at Camp Randall, Madison, Wisconsin, and mustered there on 18 Jan 1862. Private. Served as a baker at the provision depot in Stevenson, Alabama, in September and October 1863. Sick in hospital in Chattanooga, Tennessee, 29 May 1864. Mustered out with I Company 10 Feb 1865 at Chattanooga. Post war: He lived in Waushara County, Wisconsin. Buried in Holden Cemetery, Mt. Morris. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 76-11; red book vol 20 p128) (Buslett p586) (Ager p314) (Ulvestad p270) (Naeseth) (Hedberg) “Bendixon, Ben”

BENDICKSON, Bendick

IA 38th Inf Co D. Residence: Calmar, Winneshiek County, Iowa. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 24. Enlisted 22 Aug 1862 as Corporal. Mustered 27 Sep 1862. Killed on picket duty on 16 Jun 1863, at Vicksburg, Mississippi. Buried National Cemetery, Vicksburg, Mississippi; section G, grave 931. Sources: (ISW-V p852)

BENDICKSON, Knudt

WI 37th Inf Co C. Residence: Ridgeway, Iowa County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 36. Married. Blue eyes, brown hair, light complexion, 5’11”. Drafted. Enrolled for one year on 28 Oct 1864 at Ridgeway. Mustered the same day. Private. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 167-13,20; red book vol 42)

BENDICKSON, Ole

IA 38th Inf Co D. Residence: Winneshiek County, Iowa. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 21. Enlisted 22 Aug 1862. Mustered 4 Nov 1862. Private. Transferred to 34th & 38th Consolidated Infantry, Co H, on 1 Jan 1865. Discharged from the service for disability 5 Jul 1865. Married in 1866 to Martha Johnson. Sources: (ISW-V p415, 852).(Winneshiek County Marriage Records)

BENDIKSEN, Ole

WI 33rd Inf Co H. Residence: Plymouth, Rock County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 18. Unmarried. Blue eyes, light hair, light complexion, 5’8”, heavy build. Enlisted for three years on 15 Aug 1862 at Salem, Wisconsin. Mustered 18 Oct 1862 at Racine, Wisconsin. Bounty paid at muster $25 (of $100 total). Private. Transferred to the Veterans Reserve Corps 31 Mar 1865. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 151-10,14; red book vol 38) “Bendixon, Ole”

BENDIKSEN, Ole

WI 38th Inf Co B. Residence: Mt. Morris, Waushara County, Wisconsin. Born at Bergen, Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Married. Age 36. Blue eyes, light hair, light complexion, 5’9”. Enlisted for one year on 2 Sep 1864 at Berlin, Wisconsin. Enlistment credited to Berlin, Green Lake County, Wisconsin. Mustered 7 Sep 1864 at Madison, Wisconsin. Bounty $100. Private. Joined this company 30 Sep 1864. Mustered out 2 Jun 1865. Post war: Buried at Holden, Mt. Morris. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 170-13; red book vol 43) (Wisconsin Cemetery Records) (Hedberg) “Bendickson, Ole”

BENDIKSEN, Ole M.

See BENDIXON, Ole M

BENDIKSEN, Tollef

From Telemarken, Norway. Civil War: Private. Wounded. Post war: Died in Polk County, Minnesota (before 1907) Sources: (Ulvestad p270)

BENDIXON, Ben

See BENDICKSON, Ben

BENDIXON, Ole M.

WI 15th Inf Co D. Residence: Columbus, Columbia County, Wisconsin. Civil War: Married. Age 28. Enlisted for three years on 27 Nov 1861 at Portage City, Wisconsin. and mustered at Madison, Wisconsin, 8 Dec 1861. Private. Promoted to Corporal on 1 Jan 1862, and to Sergeant on 1 Dec 1862. Wounded at Chickamauga, Georgia, 19 Sep 1863 and sent to Nashville, Tennessee. Was home in Wisconsin in 1864. Mustered out with Company D on 13 Feb 1865 at Chattanooga, Tennessee. On 24 Jan 1867, he was awarded rank of Brevet (Honorary) Captain, with rank from 8 Oct 1862, in recognition of bravery he had displayed at Perryville. He had been sick in a hospital at Perryville and when he heard that D Company was going into action, he got permission from the surgeon to go with his company during the battle. He grabbed his rifle and reported for duty. Post war: He was granted a pension of $6 a month because of a wound to his left leg resulting in varicose veins. In 1893, he was living in Lewiston, Wisconsin. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 boxes 76-6, 78-3; red book vol 20, p56) (Buslett p439) (Ulvestad p253) (Ager p300) (Quiner p625) (Meeker) (“Pensioners on the Roll as of January 1, 1883 (living in Wisconsin)”, Park Genealogical Books, Roseville, Minnesota, publ. 1998) “Bendigon, Ole” “Bendikson, Ole” “Bendiksen, Ole”

BENDSON, Christian

MN 1st Battalion of Infantry, Co G. Residence not shown. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 44. Enrolled 30 Mar 1865. Mustered the same day. Private. Discharged from the service with his company on 14 Jul 1865. Sources: (MINN p556) (MCIW p75)

BENGSON, Irven

MN Indian War: "Citizen Soldiers engaged in the Sioux Indian war of 1862". The Scandinavian Guards, organized in Nicollet County, 27 Aug 1862, and who served 21 days. Corporal. Sources: (MCIW p807).

BENGSTON, John

MN 4th Inf Co I. Residence: Not shown. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 28. Drafted. Mustered 3 (or 20) May 1864. Private. Transferred from Company I to Company H on 1 Sep 1864. Mustered out 19 Jul 1865. Sources: (MINN p219) (MCIW p236)

BENGTSON, John

See BENGSTON, John

BENJAMIN, Ambrose S.

WI 15th Inf Co G. Residence: Waterford, Wisconsin. Civil War: Age 34. Married. Enlisted for three years on 28 Jan 1862 at Madison, Wisconsin, and mustered there. Private. Died of heart sickness at Mississippi River Island No. 10, 31 May 1862. Buried in Mississippi River National Cemetery at Memphis, Tennessee. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 76-9; red book vol 20, p100) (Love p1082) (Buslett p529)

BENJAMIN, David

DT 1st Cav Battalion Co A. Civil War: Corporal. Commissioned Second Lieutenant. Sources: (Index of Compiled Service Records, North Dakota Archives, roll 6099)

BENJAMIN, Ole

WI 13th Inf Co G. Residence: Janesville, Rock County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Laborer. Age 22. Unmarried. Blue eyes, light hair, light complexion, 5’7¾”. Volunteer. Enlisted for three years on 29 Feb 1864 at Janesville, Wisconsin. Bounty: $302. Mustered there the same day. Private. Died of disease on 15 Jul 1865 at Cairo, Illinois. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 64-9; red book vol 18, p134) (WLCW p65) (Love p1078)

BENNET, Gunder

From Eggedal, Norway. Civil War: Private. Post war: Lived at Argyle, Wisconsin. Sources: (Ulvestad p270)

BENNETT, William D.

MN 1st Inf Co F. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 19. Enrolled 29 Apr 1861 and mustered the same day. Corporal. Discharged from the service for disability 4 Feb 1863. Sources: (MINN p40) (MCIW p58)

BENSON, B. F.

Residence: Renville, Minnesota. Spanish-American War: Sergeant. Sources: (Ulvestad p259)

BENSON, Ben L.

MN 7th Inf Co G. Residence: Spenser, Goodhue County, Minnesota. From Sogn, Norway. Born in Norway; military records list Sweden. Civil War: Age 18. Enrolled 15 Aug 1862. Mustered 30 Oct 1862. Private. Discharged from the service with his regiment on 16 Aug 1865. Post war: He lived in Capron, Illinois. Sources: (MINN p348) (MCIW p380) (Ulvestad p270)

BENSON, Benjamin

From Frønen, Norway. Civil War: Private. Post war: Died in Irving, Minnesota (before 1907). Sources: (Ulvestad p270)

BENSON, Benjamin C.

WI 25th Inf Co F. Residence: La Crosse, La Crosse County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Married. Age 34. Blue eyes, light hair, sandy complexion, 5’5”. Enlisted for three years on 4 Jan 1864 at La Crosse. Mustered there the same day. Bounty $302. Private. Recruit. Joined the company at Vicksburg. Was in the skirmish at Decatur, Alabama. Was in the battles of Resaca, Dallas and Atlanta. Transferred to WI 12th Inf Co E on 2 Jun 1865. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 121-16; red book vol 17, p84; vol 30)

BENSON, Bennet

MN 6th Inf Co F. Residence: Not shown. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 14. Enrolled 18 Jul 1862. Mustered 1 Oct 1862. Private. Musician. Transferred to Co A, 29 Sep 1862. Discharged from the service for disability 17 Apr 1863. Sources: (MINN p298) (MCIW p338)

BENSON, Christian

MN 2nd Inf Co K. Residence: St. Paul, Ramsey County, Minnesota. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 40. Mustered 10 Sep 1861. Private. Wounded at Mill Spring, Kentucky. (19 Jan 1862). Discharged from the service for disability, 19 Apr 1862. Post war: Living in Carver, Carver County, Minnesota in 1883, pensioned at $6 a month for gunshot wounds to his right thigh and injury to his abdomen; pension granted Oct 1877. Sources: (MINN p110) (MCIW p144, 686) (Pensioners on the Roll as of January 1, 1883, living in Minnesota, publ. 1994, Park Genealogical Books, Brooklyn Park Minnesota) (Ulvestad p270)

BENSON, Elof

Spanish-American War: Private. Post war: Lived in Valley City, North Dakota. Sources: (Ulvestad p271)

BENSON, George

IL 34th Inf Unassigned Recruit. Residence: Chicago, Cook County, Illinois. Born in Norway. Civil War: Printer. Age 21. Blue eyes, light hair, light complexion, 5’8”. Enrolled for one year on 7 Mar 1865 at Chicago as a substitute for John L. Best. Mustered there the same day. Private. Never joined his regiment. Mustered out 23 Apr 1865 at Springfield, Illinois. Sources: (ILSA reel three p 123)

BENSON, George

WI Hv Arty 1st Reg Co H. Residence: Winchester, Winnebago County, Wisconsin. Born about 1840 in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 24. Unmarried. Blue eyes, brown hair, light complexion, 5’9”. Enlisted for one year on 31 Aug 1864 at Green Bay, Wisconsin, and mustered there the same day. Bounty $100. Private. Mustered out 26 Jun 1865. Post war: In 1890, he was living in Lamberton, Redwood County, Minnesota. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 245-9; red book vol 6) (Civil War Veterans of Winnebago County, Wisconsin” by David A. Langkau) (History of the town of Winchester, Winnebago, Wisconsin, publ. 2002, 4-7) (1890 Veterans and Widows Census, Minnesota, No.123, roll 22)

BENSON, George

From Tinn, Telemarken, Norway. Civil War: Private. Post war: Lived in Lamberton, Minnesota. A man in Lamberton, also reported to be a Civil War Veteran, was named Gullick Benson. This may be the same man. Sources: (Ulvestad p271)

BENSON, Gilbert

WI 42nd Inf Co H. Residence: Lake Mills, Jefferson County, Wisconsin. Enlistment credited to Rock, Rock County. Born in Norway. Civil War: Laborer. Age 29. Married. Blue eyes, sandy hair, fair complexion, 5’5¼”. Enlisted for one year on 24 Aug 1864 at Janesville, Wisconsin. Mustered there the same day. Bounty $100. Private. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 176-9; red book vol 47) “Banson, Gilbert”

BENSON, Halver

MN 1st Battalion of Infantry, Co A. Residence: Not shown. Born in Nummedal, Norway. Civil War: Age 24. Enrolled 27 Feb 1864. Mustered 29 Feb 1864. Private. Wounded at Ream’s Station, 25 Aug 1864. Discharged from the service per order of 14 Sep 1864. Post war: Lived in Sedan, Minnesota. Sources: (MINN p535). Discharged from the service on 9 Jun 1865. (MCIW p67) (Ulvestad p271)

BENSON, Hans

Indian War: Private. Member of the "Settlers Homeguard" of St. Peter, Minnesota. Sources: (Ulvestad p271)

BENSON, Jacob

WI 12th Inf Co G. Residence: Grand Rapids, Wood County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 33. Shoemaker. Married. Blue eyes, light hair, fair complexion, 5’9”. Enlisted for three years on 18 Sep 1861 at Grand Rapids. Mustered 31 Oct 1861 at Madison, Wisconsin. Private. Died of typhoid fever on 20 Apr 1862 at Lawrence, Kansas. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 58-15; red book vol 17, p126) (WLCW p60)

BENSON, James

US Navy. Born 1845 in Denmark. No War: Seaman. Enlisted at Yokohama, Japan. Awarded the Medal of Honor for action on board the U.S.S. Ossipee on 20 Jun 1872. Risking his life, Benson leaped into the sea while the ship was going at a speed of four knots and endeavored to save John K. Smith, landsman, of the same vessel, from drowning. Sources: (“America’s Medal of Honor Recipients”. Publ. 1977, pp 334, 1011)

BENSON, John

IL 59th Inf Co K. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 30. Gray eyes, light hair, fair complexion, 5’5”. Enlisted for three years on 30 Dec 1864 at Chicago, Illinois, as a substitute for George Potts Smith, and mustered there the same day. Private. Discharged from the service 8 Dec 1865 at New Braunfels, Texas. Sources: (ILSA reel 6 p53)

BENSON, John

WI 13th Inf Co G. Residence: Clayton, Dane County, Wisconsin. Born “Johannes Pedersen Stuvøen” on 14 Apr 1831 in Hjartdal, Telemark, Norway, son of Peder Bentsen Stuvøen and Anne Johnsdatter Dybedahl. He came to America with his parents and two siblings on “Lolland”, which sailed from Larvik and reached New York on 14 Aug 1848. They came to Racine County, Wisconsin, and by 1850 had moved to Winnebago County. Civil War: Age 30. Farmer. Unmarried. Blue eyes, black hair, dark complexion, 5’4”. Enlisted for three years on 9 Sep 1861 at Clayton. Mustered 17 Oct 1861 at Janesville, Wisconsin. Private. Discharged from the service on a surgeon’s certificate of disability on 9 May 1863 at Fort Donelson, Tennessee. Post war: Buried at Winchester, Wisconsin; stone reads “14 Apr 1831-4 Feb 1901”. Sources: (WHS red book vol 18, p132) (Naeseth ’48-1250) (Wisconsin Cemetery Records) (Hedberg)

BENSON, John

IL 4th Cav Co L. Born in Norway. Civil War: Enlisted 4 Sep 1861. Private. Discharged 31 Jan 1862 by order of the war department. Post war: Joined the GAR Seward Post No. 65, North Dakota. Laborer. Lived at Jamestown, North Dakota. Sources: (ND State Archives, GAR Roster vol 1) (1890 Veterans and Widows Census, North Dakota, No.123, roll 59)

BENSON, John

MN 2nd Inf Co K. Residence: Hutchinson, McLeod County, Minnesota. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 44. Mustered 5 Aug 1861. Private. Wounded in the battle of Mills Springs, Kentucky [19 Jan 1862]. Gunshot wound to left ileum and spine. Discharged from the service for disability 6 Jun 1862. Post war: Living in Carver, Carver County, Minnesota. Granted pension of $24 a month. Sources: (MINN p110) (Ulvestad p271) (Pensioners on the Roll as of January 1, 1883, living in Minnesota, publ. 1994, Park Genealogical Books, Brooklyn Park Minnesota)

BENSON, John H.

TX 10th Cav Co I. CSA. Born “Hans Bentsen” on 1 Sep 1828 at Nes Verk, Holt, Norway. Civil War: Enlisted for one year in Sep 1861 at Cherokee County, Texas. Sources: (www.borgerkrigen.info)

BENSON, John L.

IL 132nd Inf Co I. Residence: Chicago, Cook County, Illinois. Born in Norway. Civil War: Sailor. Age 31. Unmarried. Blue eyes, light hair, fair complexion, 5’6”. Enlisted for 100 days on 21 May 1864 at Chicago. Mustered 1 Jun 1864 at Camp Fry. Private. Discharged from the service with his Company on 17 Oct 1864 at Chicago. Sources: (ILSA reel 11 p23)

BENSON, Nels P.

IL 19th Inf Co H. Residence: Moline, Rock Island County, Illinois. Born in Sweden. Civil War: Age 22. Farmer. Unmarried. Blue eyes, light hair, light complexion, 5’11½”. Enlisted for three years on 10 Jun 1861 at Moline, Illinois. Mustered 17 Jun 1861 at Chicago, Illinois. Private. Discharged 9 Jul 1864 at Chicago. Bounty of $100 paid. Sources: (ILSA reel two p 30)

BENSON, Ole

IL 7th Cav Co L. Residence: Chicago, Cook County, Illinois. Born in Norway. Civil War: Sailor. Age 26. Hazel eyes, sandy hair, light complexion, 5’4”. Enlisted for one year on 16 Feb 1865 at Chicago and mustered there the same day. Private. Mustered out 4 Nov 1865 at Nashville, Tennessee. Sources: (ILSA reel 14 p67)

BENSON, Peter

MN Indian War: "Citizen Soldiers engaged in the Sioux Indian war of 1862". The Scandinavian Guards, organized in Nicollet County, 27 Aug 1862, and who served 21 days. Private. Sources: (MCIW p807).

BENSON, Pher

MN Indian War: "Citizen Soldiers engaged in the Sioux Indian war of 1862". The Scandinavian Guards, organized in Nicollet County, 27 Aug 1862, and who served 21 days. Private. Sources: (MCIW p807).

BENSON, Stengrew E.

MN 10th Inf Co E. Residence: Bath, Freeborn County, Minnesota. Born in Norway. Married to Sigrid. Two children. Civil War: Age 34. Enrolled 21 Aug 1862. Mustered 18 Oct 1862. Private. Killed 16 Dec 1864 in the battle of Nashville, Tennessee. Sources: (MINN p475) (Ulvestad p271)

BENTE, Ole O.

From Naes, Hallingdal, Norway. Civil War: Private. Post war: Lived in Stearns County, Minnesota. Sources: (Ulvestad p271)

BENTLEY, O. O.

Indian War: Private. Post war: Lived Norman County, Minnesota. Dead (before 1907) Sources: (Ulvestad p271)

BENTLEY, William

From Hallingdal, Norway. Civil War: Private. Post war: Lived in Beloit, Wisconsin. Sources: (Ulvestad p271)

BENTLEY, William G.

WI 15th Inf Co G. Residence: Beloit, Rock County, Wisconsin. Born at Hallingdal, Norway. Civil War: Age 45. Married. Enlisted for three years on 5 Oct 1861 at Beloit and mustered at Madison, Wisconsin, 13 Dec 1861. Private. Designated Wagoner. Discharged from the service at Mississippi River Island No. 10, 15 May 1862, for disability due to disease. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 76-9; red book vol 20 p100) (Buslett p529) (Hedberg)