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BRACKETT, John W.

WI 7th Inf Co H. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Married. Age 34. Blue eyes, brown hair, light complexion, 5’8”. Enrolled for one year and mustered on 26 Oct 1864 at Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin, as a substitute. Private. Discharged from the service 3 Jul 1865 at Jeffersonville, Indiana. Sources: (WHS red book vol 12, p134)

BRAENDEN, Halvor

See BRENDEN, Halvor

BRAENNUM, Henrik

From Gausdal, Norway. Civil War: Private. Post war: Died at Houston, Minnesota (before 1907). Sources: (Ulvestad p273)

BRAGELLEN, Johannes P.

WI Residence: Lower Coon Valley, Vernon County, Wisconsin. Civil War: Sources: (“Coon Valley”, publ 1928 by Upper Coon Valley Norwegian Lutheran Church, Coon Valley, WI)

BRAGER, C. O.

From Hedalen, Valders, Norway. Civil War: Private. Post war: Died at Black Earth, Wisconsin, in 1890. Sources: (Ulvestad p273)

BRAGER, Ellend Olson

WI 15th Inf Co B. Born 25 Jan 1835 in Hedalen, Valdres. Civil War: Post war: Died 16 Jul 1890 in Vermont township, Dane County, Wisconsin. Buried as “Erland Brager” in Vermont Cemetery, Black Earth, Wisconsin. Sources: (Letter to Minneapolis Norwegian Language Newspaper, 1892, signed A.K.Brenden, Bend OR) (Naeseth) (Hedberg) (Ann Urness Gesme, Cedar Rapids, Iowa) “Brager, Erland”

BRAGER, H. O.

From Hedalen, Valders, Norway. Civil War: Private. Died at end of war. Sources: (Ulvestad p273)

BRAGER, Knud O.

WI 15th Inf Co C. Residence: Black Earth, Vermont Township, Dane County, Wisconsin. Born 9 Feb 1843 in Hedalen, Valders, Norway. Civil War: Age 18. Unmarried. Enlisted for three years on 21 Oct 1861 at Madison, Wisconsin, and mustered there the same day. Private. Transferred to Company B, on 1 April 1862, on orders from Col. Hans Heg. Discharged from the service for sickness on 1 Apr 1862. Post war: Lived in Clear Lake, Iowa. Died there on 6 Mar 1924. Buried at Ellington Prairie Cemetery, Hancock County, Iowa. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 76-5; red book vol 20, p44) (Buslett p407) (Ager p294) (Letter to Minneapolis Norwegian Language Newspaper, 1892, signed A.K.Brenden, Bend OR) (Ulvestad p273) (Ann Urness Gesme, Cedar Rapids, Iowa) “Bragen, Knut”

BRAGER, Ole H.

WI 43rd Inf Co I. Residence: Vermont, Dane County, Wisconsin. Enlistment credited to Dunn, Dane County. Born in Hedalen, Valders, Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 38. Married. Blue eyes, light hair, light complexion, 5’6”. Enlisted for one year on 2 Sep 1864 at Madison, Wisconsin. Mustered 12 Sep 1864 at Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Private. Mustered out with his company on 24 Jun 1865 at Nashville, Tennessee. Post war: Died at Leeds, North Dakota, in 1900. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 178-10; red book vol 48; blue book 49) (Ulvestad p273) (Letter to Minneapolis Norwegian Language Newspaper, 1892, signed A.K.Brenden, Bend OR) “Brager, Ole Haraldson”

BRAGER, Ole Olson

WI 17th Inf Co B. Born 1836 in Hedalen, Valders, Norway. Civil War: Laborer. Age 27. Blue eyes, red hair, fair complexion, 5’6½”. Enrolled for one year on 5 Nov 1864 at Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, as a substitute for William Marsh of Lyman, Dodge County, Wisconsin. Was said to have also been in the WI 15th Inf, but nothing official found. Private. Became ill and was sent to a hospital in Madison, Wisconsin, where he died of disease on 11 May 1865. Buried at Black Earth, Vermont Township, Wisconsin. Stone reads “29 Dec 1839 – 11 May 1865”. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 87-13) (Letter to Minneapolis Norwegian Language Newspaper, 1892, signed A.K.Brenden, Bend OR) (Wisconsin Cemetery Records) (Hedberg) (Ann Urness Gesme, Cedar Rapids, Iowa)

BRAGER, Peter Haraldson

WI 17th Inf and 15th Inf. Residence: Springdale, Wisconsin. Civil War: In prison in Richmond, Virginia. Post war: Lived at Mt. Horeb, Wisconsin. Sources: (Letter to Minneapolis Norwegian Language Newspaper, 1892, signed A.K.Brenden, Bend OR)

BRAGER, Syver Arneson

WI 46th Inf Co A. Residence: Sylvester, Green County, Wisconsin. Born in Hedalen, Valders, Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 29. Married. Blue eyes, brown hair, dark complexion, 5’9”. Enlisted for one year on 11 Feb 1865 at Monroe, Wisconsin. Mustered 16 Feb 1865 at Madison, Wisconsin. Bounty $100. Private. Promoted to Drum Major on 1 Sep 1865 and assigned to the Regimental Staff. Mustered out with this Regiment on 27 Sep 1865 at Nashville, Tennessee. Post war: Died at Newman Grove, Nebraska, in 1902. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 186-2,17; red book vol 51) (Ulvestad p273) (Letter to Minneapolis Norwegian Language Newspaper, 1892, signed A.K.Brenden, Bend OR)

BRAINARD, Edward

IL 52nd Inf Co E. Residence: Rockford, Winnebago County, Illinois. Born in Norway. Civil War: Merchant. Age 31. Unmarried. Gray eyes, sandy hair, sandy complexion, 5’9”. Enrolled as First Lieutenant on 1 Oct 1861 at Rockford. Promoted Adjutant. Sources: (ILSA reel 5 p73)

BRAKE, Gunder

WI 19th. Civil War: Sources: (Ole G. Hougan’s Civil War Diary, 11 Feb 1863)

BRAMAN, John

IA 16th Inf Co D. Residence: Fort Dodge, Iowa. Born in Denmark. Civil War: Age 41. Enlisted 9 Dec 1863. Mustered the same day. Private. Missing in action on 22 Jul 1864 at Atlanta, Georgia. Died of fever on 6 Apr 1865 at Baltimore, Maryland. Buried in Loudon Park National Cemetery in Baltimore. Sources: (ISW-II cd p24)

BRANDHAGEN, Andrew T.

IA 38th Inf Co E. Born 1844. Civil War: Post war: Civil war emblem beside grave stone at Washington Prairie Lutheran Church Cemetery, Decorah, Winneshiek County Iowa. Stone gives dates 1844-1937. Sources: (DGA) (KJR)

BRANDON, Ole

IL 82nd Inf Co I. Residence: Chicago, Cook County, Illinois. Born in Hakedal, Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 20. Unmarried. Gray eyes, brown hair, fair complexion, 5’4”. Enlisted for three years on 28 Jul 1862 at Chicago. Mustered 29 Oct 1862 at Camp Butler, Illinois. Private. Mustered out 9 Jun 1865 at Washington, DC. Sources: (ILSA reel 7 p72)

BRANDON, Ole

MN ?? Inf Co I. Born in Ness, Hedemarken, Norway. Came to US “in the 50s”. Civil War: Enlisted 28 Jul 1862. Private. Discharged from the service 30 Jun 1865. Post war: Came to Brandon, Douglas County, Minnesota, in 1865. Married. Five children. Died of cancer on 17 Jan 1902. Sources: (DCHS card file) (Douglas County Death Index, p 64) (Obituary, Alexandria Citizen, 23 Jan 1902, p 8 col 4 ) (Ulvestad p273)

BRANDSTAD, George O.

WI 15th Inf Co A. Residence: Chicago, Illinois. Civil War: Age 20. Unmarried. Enlisted for three years on 26 Oct 1861 at Chicago. Mustered at Madison, Wisconsin, on 15 Nov 1861. Private. Absent in arrest at Mississippi river Island No. 10 since 17 May 1862. Named Sergeant. Taken prisoner at Chickamauga, Georgia, 20 Sep 1863. Held in a prison at Richmond, Virginia; then sent to the prison at Andersonville, Georgia, where he died of diarrhea on 6 Aug 1864. Buried in Andersonville Cemetery, grave 4875. Entered on Roll of Honor 14 Feb 1865. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 boxes 76-3, 259-2; red book vol 20, p14; blue book vol 20, p12) (Love p1082) (Buslett p347) (Ulvestad p259,273) (Ager p291) “Brunsted, George” “Branstad, George”

BRANDSTAD, Ole C.

See BRANSTAD, Ole Christian

BRANDT, Andris

Civil War: Sergeant. Buried at Forest Hill, Madison, Wisconsin. Sources: (Wisconsin Cemetery Records)

BRANDT, Ivar A.

WI 15th Inf Co D. Residence: Oconomowoc, Waukesha County, Wisconsin. Born in Valders, Norway, about 1834. Civil War: Age 27. Unmarried. Enlisted for three years on 30 Oct 1861 at Oconomowoc, and mustered at Madison, Wisconsin, on 8 Dec 1861. Appointed Corporal 1 Jan 1862 and promoted to Sergeant on 2 May 1862. Promoted to First Sergeant on 1 Dec 1862. Seriously wounded at Stone's River, Tennessee, on 31 Dec 1862 and sent to hospital in Nashville, Tennessee, and later to a camp at Dennison, Ohio. Mustered out with D Company at Chattanooga, Tennessee, on 13 Feb 1865. Commissioned Second Lieutenant 25 Feb 1867, with rank from 31 Aug 1864. Post war: In 1886, he was living in Decorah, Winneshiek County, Iowa. He was living there in 1893. He is buried at Decorah Lutheran Cemetery. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 boxes 76-6, 78-3; red book vol 20, p56) (Buslett p437 photo) (Ulvestad p256) (Ager p191 photo; p300) (Quiner p 621) (Gjertveit) (XSS Iowa p705) (DGA)

BRANES, Andrew R.

Civil War: Private. Post war: Lived at Forest City, Iowa. Sources: (Ulvestad p273)

BRANES, Oliver

See BRUNES, Oliver

BRANES, Peter R.

Civil War: Private. Lived at Forest City, Iowa. Sources: (Ulvestad p273)

BRANSON, Hellek

From Nummedal, Norway. Civil War: Private. Member of the Nyfetlernes "Home Guard" in the Indian War, and served in Kansas in the Civil War: Post war: Lived at Eureka, Kansas. Sources: (Ulvestad p273)

BRANSTAD, Ole Christian

WI 15th Inf Co A. Residence: Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin. Born 18 May 1839 in Voss, Norway, a son of Anders Petersen Brandstad and Helen Maria. Civil War: Age 23. Sailor. Blue eyes, blond hair, fair complexion, 5’4½”. Enlisted for three years on 30 Aug 1862 at Milwaukee and mustered there the same day. Bounty $100. Private. A marine soldier. The first report after the battle of Chickamauga, Georgia, incorrectly listed him among those killed on 20 Sep 1863. He had instead been captured by rebel forces. He was held in Libby Prison, Richmond, Virginia, and in Andersonville Prison, Georgia, a total of 19 months. Paroled at Vicksburg, 17 Apr 1865. Discharged from the service 16 Jun 1865 at Madison, Wisconsin. Post war: Settled at Grantsburg, Wisconsin. Married 3 Feb 1870 to Sophia Karen Anderson, who was born 23 Mar 1851 in Hassel Island, Norway. She was a daughter of Peter Andreas Anderson Skamfer and Anna Martha Eliasdatter Haue. Ole and Sophia had ten children. Ole died at Grantsburg on 10 Feb 1906, and is buried in Grantsburg. His widow died 15 Jan 1929. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 76-15; red book vol 20, p14; blue book vol 20, p12) (Buslett p347) (Ager p291) (Ulvestad p273) (e-mail, Gloria Hanson, Daly City California gloriah@sfpl.lib.ca.us) “Brandstad, Ole” “Branstead, Ole”

BRANT, John

NY 49th Inf. Born 26 Jan 1835 in Sweden. Civil War: Age 26. Fought at Antietam, Maryland. Disabled in the service. Discharged from the service 29 Jan 1863 at Alexandria, Virginia, on account of disability. Post war: Died 8 May 1918 at Belle Fourche, South Dakota, age 83. Buried in Riverside Cemetery, Butte County, South Dakota. Sources: (SDSHS, WPA Veterans Graves Registration, Butte County)

BRATBAKKEN, Peder

Civil War: Post war: Buried in Perry, Daleyville, Wisconsin; stone reads “1824 – 1903”. Sources: (Wisconsin Cemetery Records) “Bratbakken, Peder Pederson”

BRATHOVDE, Nelse O.

WI 50th Inf Co D. Residence: New Hope, Portage County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 32. Blue eyes, light hair, light complexion, 5’8”. Enlisted for one year on 11 Feb at Waupaca, Wisconsin. Mustered 21 Feb 1865 at Madison, Wisconsin. Bounty $100, $33.33 paid. Private. Corporal. Sick at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, since 29 Jul 1865. Post war: Buried at New Hope cemetery, Iola, Wisconsin. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 boxes 188-13; 195-5,16) (Wisconsin Cemetery Records) (Hedberg) “Brathood, Nels O.” “Bralhovde, Niels”

BRATSON, Bartol

IL 89th Inf Co K. Residence: Chicago, Cook County, Illinois. Born in Norway. Civil War: Butcher. Age 30. Blue eyes, light hair, fair complexion, 5’3”. Enlisted for three years on 4 Jan 1864 at Chicago and mustered there the same day. Private. Recruit. Transferred to the Illinois 59th Infantry. Sources: (ILSA reel 8 p42)

BRATSVEIN, Ole Oleson

WI 50th Inf Co H. Residence: Dodgeville, Iowa County, Wisconsin. Born 21 Feb 1847 in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 17. Unmarried. Blue eyes, light hair, light complexion, 5’7”. Enlisted for one year on 22 Mar 1865 at Boscobel, Wisconsin. Mustered there the same day. No bounty shown. Private. Mustered out 14 Jun 1866, term expired. Post war: Settled in Worth County, Iowa, in 1879. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 195-9) (Walk) (photo in Atlas of Worth County, published 1913, sect. 3 p20)

BRATTSTREAM, Nells N.

IA 16th Inf Co A. Residence: Lyons, Iowa. Born in Sweden. Civil War: Aged 30. Enlisted on 1 Jan 1864. Mustered the same day. Private. Mustered out 19 Jul 1865 at Louisville, Kentucky. Sources: (ISW-II cd p20)