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BURFIELD, Samuel

IL 25th Inf Co H. Residence: Bourbon, Douglas County, Illinois. Born in Denmark. Civil War: Age 26. Farmer. Unmarried. Hazel eyes, auburn hair, light complexion, 5’8”. Enlisted for three years on 27 Jul 1861 at Tuscola, Illinois, and mustered on 4 Aug 1861 at St. Louis, Missouri. Private. Wounded at Stone’s River. Mustered out 1 Sep 1864 at Springfield, Illinois. Sources: (ILSA reel two p30)

BURGERSON, Sigur

WI 49th Inf Co C. Residence: Christiana, Vernon County, Wisconsin. Born 4 May 1843 at Lårdal, Telemark, Norway, son of Bjørguf Sigursen Tveten and Margith Aslaksdatter. Came to America with his parents on the “Louis Philippe”, out of Havre, France, reaching New York on 21 Saug 1845. Civil War: Farmer. Age 22. Blue eyes, light hair, sandy complexion, 6’4”. Enlisted for one year on 15 Feb 1865 at La Crosse, Wisconsin. Mustered there the same day. Bounty $100, $33.33 paid. Private. Post war: He adopted the name “Burns”. Married on 30 Mar 1867 to Ingeborg Trondsdatter Lindevigen. Fifteen children. Moved in 1871 to Leenthrop Township, Chippewa County, Minnesota, and in 1887 to Stonham Township, Chippewa County. He died 8 Feb 1920. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 193-5,13,21) (Naeseth ’45-977) “Burgurson, Sigur” “Tveten, Sigur” “Burns, Sig”

BURGESON, Abraham

WI 12th Inf Co A. Residence: Treston, Trempealeau County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 18. Unmarried. Blue eyes, light hair, fair complexion, 5’8”. Enrolled for one year on 12 Oct 1864 at La Crosse, Wisconsin, as a substitute for Andrew Burgeson of Treston, Trempealeau County, Wisconsin. Mustered the same day. Private. “Never been with his company in any engagement”. Mustered out 16 Jul 1865. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 58-13; red book vol 17, p14)

BURGESON, William

WI 15th Inf Co E. Residence: York, Green County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Unmarried. Age 20. Blue eyes, dark hair, fair complexion, 5’10”. Enlisted for three years on 2 Nov 1861 in Green County and mustered 10 Dec 1861 at Madison, Wisconsin. Private. Detached in the Light Battalion of 2nd Brigade. Wounded in battle at Stone's River, Tennessee, and sent to camp hospital at Chattanooga. Sick since Sep 15, 1863 in field hospital at Chattanooga, Tennessee. Sent to a hospital at Nashville. Died of chronic diarrhea in U.S. General Hospital No. 8 at Nashville, Tennessee, on 9 Nov 1863. Buried in National Cemetery; section E, grave 185. He was entered on the Roll of Honor for the 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 20th Army Corps. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 76-7,16; red book vol 20 p72) (Love p1082) (Buslett p473) (Ulvestad, who suggests this soldier may have been wounded again at Chattanooga. p274) (Ager p195. Photo) (Quiner p621) (TAR) (Ager p303) (Roll of Honor, vol 22 p277) “Bergerson, William” “Buyerson, William”

BURGHART, Robert

DT 1st Cav Co A. Civil War: Private. Blacksmith. Sources: (Index of Compiled Service Records, North Dakota Archives, roll 6099) “Buckhardt, Robert”

BURK, Edward

WI 15th Inf Co C. Residence: Waterford, Racine County, Wisconsin. Norwegian. Born in Ireland. Civil War: Mason. Age 45. Married. Gray eyes, brown hair, light complexion, 5’4”. Enlisted for three years on 1 Nov 1861 at Waterford and mustered 2 Dec 1861 at Madison, Wisconsin. Private. Sick and given home leave, 2 Mar 1862. Judged unfit for service and discharged for disability at Mississippi River Island No. 10, 24 May 1862. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 76-5,15; red book vol 20 p 44) (Buslett p408) (Ulvestad p274) (Ager p298) “Burke, Edvard”

BURK, Edward

WI 15th Inf Co C. Residence: Waterford, Racine County, Wisconsin. Civil War: Age 45. Enlisted for three years on 30 Aug 1862 at Racine, Wisconsin. Mustered the same day. Private. Bounty $100. Became sick in Nashville, Tennessee and was discharged from the service 19 Dec 1862, as having become unfit for service. Sources: (WHS red book vol 20 p 44) “Burke, Edvard”

BURKE, Anders J.

WI 15th Inf Co B. Residence: Koshkonong, Jefferson County, Wisconsin. Born “Anders Bjørke” in Sogn, Norway. Civil War: Age 26. Unmarried. Enlisted for three years on 8 Feb 1862 at Madison, Wisconsin. Mustered there the same day. Private. Was in Convalescent Hospital at Murfreesboro 7 May 1863. Transferred while at Murfreesboro to the Invalid Corps 4 Oct 1863, under the name of "Andrew Burry". Mustered out 8 Feb 1865 from Company G of the 11th Regiment of the Veterans Reserve Corps. Post war: In 1893, he was living in Urness, Minnesota. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 76-4; red book vol 20 p 28) (Buslett p379) (RWV p808) (Ager eng p221) (Hedberg) (“Descendants of Ole Berntsen Barsness and Kari Mikkelsdatter Olstad” by Katherine Barsness Evenson, p22. Copy in DCHS) “Björke, Anders” “Burkee, Andrew J”

BURKE, John G.

KS 7th Cav Co A. Born 1841 in Iceland. Civil War: Post war: Died at age 80 on 26 Mar 1921 in Belle Fourche, South Dakota, and is buried in Riverside cemetery there. Sources: (SDSHS, WPA Veterans Graves Registration, Butte County)

BURKE, Ole Olson

WI 15th Inf Co B. Residence: La Crosse, La Crosse County, Wisconsin. Born “Ole Bjørke” in Sogn, Norway. Civil War: Age 30. Unmarried. Enlisted for three years on 23 Sep 1861 at La Crosse. Mustered 1 Dec 1861 at Madison, Wisconsin. Private. Was sick and sent to the general hospital in Jacinto, Mississippi, 20 Jul 1862. Sick in Nashville, Tennessee, 26 Dec 1862. Taken prisoner at Battle of Chickamauga, Georgia, 20 Dec 1863, and died in Andersonville Prison of diarrhea on 11 Jun 1864. Buried in grave 1,838. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 76-4; red book vol 20 p 28) (Love p1082) (Buslett p379) (Ager p294) (RWV p808) (Ulvestad p272) “Bjorke” “Björke”

BURMEISTER, Henry

IL 9th Inf Co A. Residence: Alton, Madison County, Illinois. Born in Copenhagen, Denmark. Civil War: Mason. Unmarried. Gray eyes, light hair, light complexion. Sources: (ILSA reel one p 3)

BURNS, Kenuldt

IA 17th Inf Co F. Residence: Burlington, Iowa. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 34. Enlisted 1 Apr 1862. Mustered 10 Apr 1862. Private. Died of disease 20 Sep 1862, Jackson, Tennessee. Sources: (ISW-III p24)

BURRISON, Ole

MN Bracket's Battalion Cav Co B. Residence: Jackson, Jackson County, Minnesota. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 22. Enrolled 23 Oct 1861. Mustered the same day. Private. Served in both Indian and Civil wars. Re-enlisted 1 Jan 1864. Promoted to Corporal. Discharged from the service with his company on 1 Jun 1866. Sources: (MINN p691) (MCIW p588)

BURRY, Andrew

See BURKE, Anders J.

BURSTROM, Andrew G.

NJ 2nd Inf Co I. Born in Sweden. Civil War: Age 27. Coppersmith. Blue eyes, light hair, light complexion, 5’10”. Enlisted for three years on 20 May 1861 at Trenton, New Jersey. Discharged for general disability on 8 Dec 1862. Sources: (New Jersey State Archives “Regimental and Company Books 1861-65”, Series SDEA4039, book 13 p 318)

BURSUM, Ole O.

MN 6th Inf Co K. Residence: Not shown. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 21. Enrolled 16 Jul 1862. Mustered 10 Oct 1862. Corporal. Discharged from the service with his regiment on 16 Aug 1865. Sources: (MINN p314)

BURTNESS, Halvor H.

Residence: Rock Prairie, Wisconsin. Born 19 Jan 1845 at Nes, Hallingdal, Norway. Civil War: Enlisted in 1863. Post war: Lived at Ulen, Minnesota. Died 9 Dec 1918. Sources: (Ulvestad p274) (Great grandson Narv Somdahl, Bloomington, Minnesota)

BURTNESS, Tideman H.

WI 43rd Inf Co D. Residence: Rock County, Wisconsin. Born 7 Jul 1847 in Hallingdal, Norway, a son of Helge Burtness and Loeva Maiermon. Came to America about 1860. Civil War: Enlisted 1864. Post war: He moved to Houston County, Minnesota. Married in 1870 to Barbara Solem in Rock County, Wisconsin. In 1871 they moved to Grant County, Minnesota, and homesteaded in Elbow Lake township. Eleven children. Tideman Burtness was a brother to Civil War veteran Halvor Burtness; see him. Sources: (“History of Douglas and Grant Counties, Minnesota” by Constant Larson, publ. 1816, B.F. Bowen & Co, Indianapolis)

BURTNESS, Tideman H.

Residence: Rock County, Wisconsin. Born in Nes, Buskerud, Norway on 7 Feb 1818 (or 14 Feb), a son of Helge Pedersen Børtnæs and Ragndi Tidemansdatter. He married on 16 Apr 1846 to Helge Olsdatter Lie. They came to America on board the “Elizabeth Bruce”, which sailed from Havre, France, and arrived in New York on 12 Aug 1846. Civil War: Post war: Farmer. Died 22 Oct 1896. Buried in Orfordville Lutheran Cemetery, Rock County, Wisconsin. Sources: (Naeseth ’46-1013)