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EMMERSON, Albert

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EMMERSON, James

WI 25th Inf Co K. Residence: Coon Prairie, Vernon County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 24. Farmer. Unmarried. Blue eyes, light hair, fair complexion, 5’4”. Enlisted for three years on 15 Aug 1862 at Viroqua, Wisconsin. Mustered 14 Sept 1862 at La Crosse, Wisconsin. Private. “This soldier has been Absent from the Regt sick from 3 Feb 1864 to 19 Mar 1864 when joined the Regt for Duty at Vicksburg, Miss, then left sick in Hosptl at Dect Ala 3 May 1864 and returned to the Regt for Duty at Atlanta Ga 12 Nov 1864, and have been with the Regt since in all Campaigns through Ga and the South and North Carolinas.” Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 121-15; red book vol 30) (Kennedy, James B., Wisconsin Civil War name index) “Emerson, James”

EMMERSON, John

MO 8th Inf Co C. Residence: La Crosse County, Wisconsin. Born “John Emerson Kvisselstuen” on 31 Jan 1837 in Ringsaker, Norway, a son of Lars Kvisselstuen (1806-1859) and Peniel ? (1813-1897). Came to America at age 15. Civil War: Age 24. Farmer. Blue eyes, brown hair, fair complexion, 5’5½”. Enlisted for three years on 19 Sep 1861 at La Crosse, Wisconsin. Bounty $100. Mustered at Paducah, Kentucky. Private. His unit is said to have been the first equipped with the new Springfield rifles. Promoted to Corporal, 27 Feb 1863. Transferred to Company K, this regiment, on 16 Jun 1864 and on to Company A, this regiment, on 14 Aug 1864 at Little Rock, Arkansas. Discharged on 18 Sep 1864 at East Point Station, Georgia. Post war: Married Anna Johnson. They lived at North Bend, Jackson County, Wisconsin. Seven children. Sources: (granddaughter Florence Heineck Spors, Onalaska, Wisconsin; photo) “Emerson, John”

EMMERSON, Ole

WI 43rd Inf Co E. Residence: Norway Township, Racine County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 18. Unmarried. Brown eyes, brown hair, dark complexion, 5’6½”. Enlisted for one year on 2 Sep 1864 at Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Mustered there the same day. Bounty $100, $33.33 paid. Private. Died of chronic diarrhea in hospital at Jefferson Barracks, Missouri, on 14 Dec 1864. Buried in the Jefferson Barracks Cemetery, section 33, grave 208. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 178-6,13; red book vol 48; blue book 49) (Love p1120) “Emerson, Ole”.

EMMERSON, Ole G.

WI Hv Arty Co K. Residence: Waterford, Racine County, Wisconsin. Born in Christiania, Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 25. Blue eyes, light hair, light complexion, 5’5¾”. Enlisted for one year on 3 Sep 1864 at Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and mustered there the same day. Bounty $100. Private. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 246-4)

EMMERSON, Raymond

MN 2nd Inf Co C. Residence: Springfield, Minnesota. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 40. Drafted. Mustered 30 May 1864. Private. Discharged from the service 10 Aug 1865, from hospital. Sources: (MINN p71) (MCIW p129)

EMMERSON, William

Residence: Racine County, Wisconsin. Civil War: Private. Said to have been confined to a southern prison during the war. Sources: (Racine County Historical Society)

EMMONSON, Albert

WI 15th Inf Co C. Residence: Norway Township, Racine County, Wisconsin. Born there. Civil War: Age 18. Unmarried. Enlisted for three years on 11 Oct 1861 at Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Mustered 2 Dec 1861 at Madison, Wisconsin. Corporal. Served as an escort with the provision transport from Stevenson, Alabama, on 13 Oct 1863. Served as hospital steward. Promoted to Sergeant on 7 Nov 1864. Mustered out with Company, 1 Jan 1865, at Chattanooga, Tennessee. Was named Brevet (Honorary) Captain 20 Aug 1867, effective from 20 Sep 1863, because of bravery in battle at Chickamauga, when, after his captain was killed, he took a position in front of his company and encouraged his men by both word and deed to hold their ground even though they were hard pressed on all sides. Brother of Thomas Emmonson. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 76-5; red book vol 20 p 42) (Buslett p411) (Ulvestad p253) (Ager p73, photo; p298) (Meeker) (“Norwegians in Wisconsin” by Richard J. Fapso, publ. The Wisconsin Historical Society Press, Madison, 2001, p21 photo) “Emerson, Albert” “Emonson, Albert” “Emmerson, Albert”

EMMONSON, John

IL 16th Cav Co L. Residence: Galesburg, Knox County, Illinois. Born in Stavanger, Norway. Civil War: Printer. Unmarried, Age 19. Blue eyes, brown hair, fair complexion, 5’3”. Enlisted for three years at Galesburg on 1 (?) Mar 1863. Mustered 16 Apr 1863 at Camp Butler, Illinois. Died in prison at Andersonville, Georgia, 12 Jun 1864. Date of death on the prison record is 7 Aug 1864. Grave number 4979. Sources: (ILSA reel 15 p92) (Prisoners who died at Andersonville Prison”, Atwater Report, publ 1865) [Surname barely readable, could be Emmerson.]

EMMONSON, Thomas

WI 15th Inf Co C. Residence: Norway Township, Racine County, Wisconsin. Civil War: Age 21. Unmarried. Enlisted for three years on 31 October 1861 at Waterford, Wisconsin. Mustered 2 Dec 1861 at Madison, Wisconsin. Private. Wagoner with the provision transport on 20 Jun 1863. Was in Division Quartermaster Corps from 30 Jun 1863. Died of disease at Stevenson, Alabama, 19 Oct 1863. Brother of Albert Emmonson. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 76-5; red book vol 20 p 44) (Buslett p411) (Ulvestad p278) (Ager p139, photo; p298) “Emerson, Thomas”