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BRYDOLF, Fabrian

US 15th Inf Captain Guthrie’s Co K. Residence: Burlington, Iowa. Born in Ostergothland, Sweden, son of a prominent Lutheran clergyman, Anders G. Brydolf. Educated as a landscape painter. Came to America in 1841 to Cleveland, Ohio. Came to Burlington, Iowa, serving as interpreter for a party of Swedish immigrants. Mexican War: Enrolled 14 Apr 1847 at Burlington. Sergeant. Wounded in the battle of Churubusco. Mustered out with his Company on 4 Aug 1848. Civil War: Age 42. Appointed Captain of IA 6th Inf Co I on 12 Jul 1861. Mustered 18 Jul 1861. Wounded, lost his right arm, at Shiloh, Tennessee, 6 Apr 1862. Promoted to Lieutenant Colonel, second in command, of the IA 25th Inf on 6 Sep 1862. Mustered there 27 Sep 1862. Resigned 8 Jun 1863. Accepted position as Lieutenant Colonel, 2nd Regiment, Veteran Reserve Corps, on 1 Nov 1863. Mustered out 1 Jul 1865. Post war: Suffered paralysis and loss of his eyesight. Died 25 Jan 1897 at Burlington. Sources: (ISW-I cd p24; ISW-III cd p16; ISW-VI cd p28)

BRYE, Peter

See KNUDSON, Peter

BRYN, Arnfinn Josefsen

See BROWN, Albert J.


WI 3rd Inf Co A. Residence: Hanchittville, Dane County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Shoemaker. Age 25. Blue eyes, light hair, dark complexion, 5’8”. Enlisted for three years on 18 Apr 1861 at Watertown, Wisconsin. Mustered 29 Jun 1861 at Fond du Lac, Wisconsin. Private. Re-enlisted as a Veteran, 21 Dec 1863. Mustered out 18 Jul 1865. Sources: (WHS red book vol 9, p14)

BRYNE, Andreas

See BROWN, Andrew A


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).


WI 37th Inf Co G. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Married. Age 43. Blue eyes, brown hair, fair complexion, 5’6¾”. Enrolled for one year on 21 Nov 1864 at Janesville, Wisconsin, as a substitute for Abram Dakley [looks like] of Dekorra, Columbia County, Wisconsin. Mustered the same day. Private. Wounded in action on 2 Apr 1865. Still in hospital at regiment’s muster out. Post war: Granted a pension of $6 a month because of a wound to his nose and left shoulder and forearm. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 167-13; red book vol 42) (Quiner p844) (“Pensioners on the Roll as of January 1, 1883 (living in Wisconsin)”, Park Genealogical Books, Roseville, Minnesota, publ. 1998) “Bringleson, Nels”


WI 27th Inf Co H. Residence: Burke, Dane County, Wisconsin. Born in Hardanger, Norway. Civil War: Carpenter. Age 32. Blue eyes, dark hair, light complexion, 5’6”, stout build. Enlisted for three years on 19 Aug 1862 at Burke. Mustered 25 Oct 1862 at Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Private. Died of disease on 13 Aug 1863 at Helena, Arkansas. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 boxes 129-10, 130-10, 131-4; red book vol 32) (Love p1103) “Bryngeldsen, Asbjorn” “Bryndleson, Asbjorn”