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WI 15th Inf Co B. Residence: Madison, Wisconsin. Born in Nestved, Denmark, 19 Sep 1832, a son of Carl W. and Elizabeth D. (Arneson) Borchsenius. To US 1856. Civil War: Age 29. Enrolled for three years on 14 Nov 1861 at Cambridge, Wisconsin. Commissioned 26 Dec 1861. Appointed Regimental Adjutant 10 Dec 1861. Was sick with nerve fever at Mississippi River Island No. 10 from 3 May 1862 until he resigned 28 Sep 1862. Post war: Was with the Wisconsin state land department for five years, was Dane County clerk for four years, became state timber agent. He became mayor of Baldwin, Wisconsin. In 1891, he was named chief of the state internal division. From 1897 to 1899, he was a legislator from St. Croix county. Lived in Madison. Buried in Forest Hill Cemetery in Madison. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 76-2; red book vol 20, p2) (Buslett p323) (Ager p290) (Gjertveit) (Quiner p 613) (Naeseth) (Hedberg)


Residence: Fountain, Wisconsin. From Telemarken, Norway. Civil War: Private. Killed in battle. An obituary for Ole Olson Bordalen (1799-1904) of Fountain states that he received a dependency pension because his only son had lost his life in Union service. Sources: (Ulvestad p272) (Obituary, Juneau County (WI) Sun-Times) [Not in Wisc Vol index]


U.S. Navy. Born 19 Jan 1844 on one of the Lofoten Islands, Norway. Came to America at age 19. Civil War: Sailor. Enlisted in the US Navy and served on the Mississippi River for about a year. Post war: Settled in Granite Falls, Minnesota. Married Bergitha Anderson of Chicago in 1869. Five children. In 1907, he was U. S. Consul in Oslo. He died in 1912. Sources: ("History of the Scandinavians in the United States", by O. N. Nelson. Publ. Minneapolis, 1893. p347) (Ulvestad p272) (Rygg p53) (“The Norseman”, publ. by Nordmanns Forbundet, Oslo, Norway, vol 45 No. 1, p12) “Bordewick, Henry”.


WI 15th Inf Regimental Staff. Civil War: Enlisted for three years on 11 Nov 1861 at Cambridge, Wisconsin. Regimental Adjutant. Resigned 28 Sep 1862. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 78-1)

BORGE, Lars K.

MN 12th Inf Co K. Residence: New Richland, Minnesota. Born in Norway. Spanish-American War: Age 22. Enrolled and mustered 21 Jun 1898 at Waseca, Minnesota. Private. Mustered out 5 Nov 1898 at New Ulm, Minnesota. Sources: (MSAW p184)

BORGEN, Torbjorn

From Sætersdalen, Norway. Civil War: Private. Post war: Lived in Amherst, Wisconsin. Stone reading “Torbjorn Borgen 3 May 1831 – 22 Nov 1907” is in Scandinavia Lutheran Cemetery Sect. II Row 25, Scandinavia, Waupaca County, Wisconsin. Sources: (Ulvestad p272) (KJR) (Wisconsin Cemetery Records) (USGenWeb Archives by Geraldine Trinrud

BORGER, Samuel H.

IA 25th Inf Co E. Residence: Burlington, Iowa. Born in Sweden. Civil War: Enlisted 8 Aug 1862. Mustered the same day. Private. Died of disease 19 Oct 1863. Buried in National Cemetery, Jefferson Barracks, Missouri, section 31, grave 96. Sources: (ISW-III cd p26)


Civil War: Private. Lived in Story City, Iowa. Sources: (Ulvestad p272)

BORGES, Stephen K.

Residence: Ridgeway, Iowa County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 27. Married. Blue eyes, brown hair, florid complexion, 5’9”. Enlisted 21 Aug 1862 at Ridgeway. Mustered 21 Oct 1862 at Madison, Wisconsin. Private. Was sick at Camp Randall, Madison. Returned to his company on 28 Jul 1863. Served as a hospital attendant. Mustered out 20 Sep 1865 at Louisville, Kentucky. Post war: In 1905, he was living at Mondovi, Wisconsin. Sources: (Larsen p36)

BORGESON, Johannes

MN Hv Arty 1st Reg Co B. Residence: Nevada, Mower County, Minnesota. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 19. Enrolled 28 Sep 1864. Mustered the same day. Private. Discharged from the service with his company 17 Jun 1865. Sources: (MINN p574) (MCIW p617)

BORHUS, H. Christian

MN 13th Inf Co B. Born in Norway. Residence: Minneapolis, Minnesota. Spanish-American War: Age 25. Enrolled and mustered 14 Jun 1898 at Minneapolis. Private. On detached service at Camp Merritt per order of 22 Jun 1898. Rejoined his company in Manila 2 Sep 1898. Sick in quarters 2 Sep to 4 Sep. In hospital 14 Jun 18 Jun 1899. Sick in quarters 19 Jun to 21 Jun 1899. Mustered out 3 Oct 1899 at San Francisco, California. Sources: (MSAW p210)

BORN, Ole O.

WI 46th Inf Co F. Residence: Clarno, Green County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 39. Blue eyes, brown hair, dark complexion, 5’4”. Enlisted for one year on 23 Jan 1865 at York, Wisconsin. Mustered 11 Feb 1865 at Madison, Wisconsin. Bounty $100, $33.33 paid. Private. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 186-7; red book vol 51) See “Boen”


WI 15th Inf Co G. Residence: Madison, Dane County, Wisconsin. Civil War: Married. Age 30. Enlisted for three years on 18 Dec 1861 at Madison and mustered there. Private. Left sick in Louisville, Kentucky 12 Sep 1863. Seriously wounded in his left shoulder at New Hope Church, Georgia, 27 May 1864 and died of his wounds at a hospital in Chattanooga, Tennessee, 24 Jun 1864. Buried in the National Cemetery at Chattanooga; section E, grave 122. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 76-9; red book vol 20 p100) (Love p1082) (Buslett p529) (Ulvestad p272) “Bonum, John”


From Toten, Norway. Civil War: Private. Post war: Died at Canton, Minnesota, in 1883. Sources: (Ulvestad p273)


From Eidsvold, Norway. Civil War: Private. Post war: Lived in Goodhue, Minnesota. Sources: (Ulvestad p273)


Residence: Grant County, Minnesota. Civil War: Private. Died in Memphis, Tennessee. Sources: (Ulvestad, p274)

BORSON, Martin

Spanish-American War: Marine soldier. Post war: Lived in Alpena County, Michigan. Name may have been Martin Bjornson. Sources: (Ulvestad p272)

BORYESON, Johannes

See BORGESON, Johannes.