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IL 134th Inf Co C. Residence: Chicago, Cook County, Illinois. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 18. Unmarried. Blue eyes, dark hair, fair complexion, 5’7”. Enlisted for 100 days on 11 May 1864 at Chicago. Mustered 31 May 1864 at Camp Fry, Illinois. Private. Mustered out with his Company on 25 Oct 1864 at Chicago. Sources: (ILSA reel 11 p59)


WI 15th Inf Co D. Residence: Waupun, Fond du Lac County, Wisconsin. Civil War: Age 29. Unmarried. Enlisted for three years on 5 Oct 1861 at Waupun, and mustered at Madison, Wisconsin, on 8 Dec 1861. Assigned as Sergeant 1 Jan 1862. Reduced to ranks 1 May 1862 and assigned as Musician 10 May 1862. On 10 Oct 1862, he was transferred to Company K in order to accept a promotion. He was commissioned First Lieutenant at Bowling Green, Kentucky on 17 Nov 1862, with rank from 10 Oct 1862, and assigned to WI 15th Inf Co K. Taken prisoner while on a picket line near Chattanooga, Tennessee, 8 Aug 1863. Came back on parole the same month; believed sent to Chattanooga. Sick and on sick leave 1 Feb 1864. Died of chronic diarrhea at the home of Peder E. Pederson in Briggsville, Portage County, Wisconsin, 23 Sep 1864. A War Department special order dated 12 Oct 1864, indicates he was to be given a discharge because of physical disability, the discharge to be effective from 1 Mar 1864. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 76-6; red book vol 20 p56,140) (Buslett p617 photo) (Ulvestad p257) (Ager p271 photo; p300; p316)


MN Mounted Rangers, 1st Regiment, Co F. Residence: Not shown. Born 1845 in Norway, son of Clement Klave. Civil War: Age 17. Enrolled 27 Sep 1862. Mustered 24 Nov 1862. Private. Said to have first enlisted in an Independent Company, then in Company F, and finally in Brackett’s Cavalry Battalion. Served in both Indian and Civil wars. He was at Kill Deer Mountain and in the Little Missouri River Bad Lands. Discharged from the service with his company on 2 Dec 1863. Post war: Married Ella Bergum. Died at age 79 on 26 Sep 1924 of a heart attack. Died in Brule Township, Union County, South Dakota. Buried there in St. Paul’s Cemetery, section 2, block 2, lot 20, grave 3. Sources: (MINN p656) (MCIW p533) (SDSHS WPA Veterans Cemetery Records, Union County) “Clementson, John Klave”


MN Brackett's Cavalry Battalion Co D. Residence: Hampton, Dakota County, Minnesota. From Gausdal, Norway. Indian War: Age 21. Enrolled 30 Mar 1864. Mustered 14 Apr 1864. Private. Discharged from the service with his company. Post war: Lived at Elf Point, South Dakota. Sources: (MINN p703) (MCIW p592) (Ulvestad p275) “John Clemertson”


Born “Halvor Cleophassen Hansemoen” on 22 Jul 1842 in Naes, Hallingdal, Buskerud, Norway, son of Cleophas Halvorsen Hansemoen and Kari Nubsdatter Onsgaard. He came to America with his parents on “Johanna”, which sailed from Drammen and arrived in New York on 22 Jul 1843. They came to Newark Township, Rock County, Wisconsin. Civil War: Private. Post war: He was married to Sigrid (1845-1887). Five children. Halvor died 18 Apr 1937, and is said to have been the last survivor of the Norwegian-born Civil War soldiers. He was buried in Luther Valley Lutheran Cemetery, Beloit, Wisconsin; stone reads “22 Jul 1842 – 18 Apr 1937”. Sources: (Wisconsin Cemetery Records) (Naeseth ’43-844)


WI 15th Inf. Civil War: Private. Post war: Died (before 1907) Sources: (Ulvestad p275)