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GILBERSON, William

WI 6th Inf Co B. Residence: Blue River, Grant County, Third District, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 40. Married. Blue eyes, brown hair, flush complexion, 5’7”. Drafted. Enrolled for one year on 29 Oct 1864 at Blue River, and mustered the same day at Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin. Private. Joined Company B on 5 Dec 1864. Took part in the battle of Hatcher’s Run, Virginia, 6-7 Feb 1865. Wounded in action at Gravelly Run, Virginia, 31 Mar 1865. Died of his wounds at City Point, Virginia, on 17 Apr 1865. Sources: (WHS red book vol 11 p44) (Larsen) “Gulbertson, Wilkins”

GILBERT, Carl Johan

WI 5th Inf Co A. Residence: Cato, Wisconsin. Born 6 Jan 1844 in Linnerudeie in Aker, Norway, son of Erik Gulbrandsen and Karen Larsdatter. Came to America in 1855. Civil War: Post war: Married 1868 to Anne Gurine Solvesen. Died 20 Mar 1929; buried at Valders, Wisconsin. Sources: (Bjerke, p34)

GILBERT, Charles C.

IL 1st Lt Arty Co H. From Aker Sogn prestegjeld, Kristiania (Oslo). Civil War: Private. Post war: Lived at Rosholt, Wisconsin. In May 1881, he was granted a pension of $6 a month for the loss of his voice and partial deafness in both ears. Buried at Alban cemetery, Portage County, Wisconsin. Sources: (Ulvestad p283) (Wisconsin Cemetery Records) (“Pensioners on the Roll as of January 1, 1883 (living in Wisconsin)”, Park Genealogical Books, Roseville, Minnesota, publ. 1998.) (Hedberg)

GILBERT, E. H.

WI 15th Inf Co E. Civil War: Private. Prisoner at Andersonville. Exchanged 1 Apr 1865. Sources: ancestry.com)

GILBERT, Einar

From Valders, Norway. Civil War: Private. Post war: Lived in Marshall County, Minnesota. Sources: (Ulvestad p283)

GILBERT, Ever

IA 4th Inf Co F. Residence: Elkader, Clayton County, Iowa. Born 3 Jul 1835 in Hol, Buskerud, Norway. Civil War: Age 28. Enlisted 5 Oct 1864. Mustered 5 Oct 1864 at Dubuque, Iowa. Private. Mustered out 24 Jul 1864, Louisville, Kentucky. Post war: In 1885, a man named Iver Gilbert was living on a farm near Elgin, Fayette County, Iowa. Unknown if this was the same man as the soldier. Died 16 May 1901 in Marion Township, Clayton County. Buried in Houg Cemetery, Marion Township. Sources: (ISW-I p585) (XSS Iowa p242) (Letter, Mrs. Earl Wold, Brooklyn Park, Minnesota) “Gilbert, Iver Olsen”

GILBERT, George

WI 46th Inf Co A. Residence: York, Green County, Wisconsin. Enlistment credited to Clarno, Green County. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 35. Married. Blue eyes, sandy hair, light complexion, 5’7”. Enlisted for one year on 8 Feb 1865 at Monroe, Green County, Wisconsin. Mustered 16 Feb 1865 at Madison, Wisconsin. Bounty $100, $33.33 paid. Private. Mustered out with this Company on 27 Sep 1865 at Nashville, Tennessee. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 186-2; red book vol 51)

GILBERT, Gulbran

WI 15th Inf Co F. Residence: Manitowoc, Manitowoc County, Wisconsin. Born at Skrudvolds Annex, Nordre Aurdal, Valders, Norway. Civil War: Unmarried. Age 18. Enlisted for three years on 17 Oct 1861 at Manitowoc and mustered at Madison, Wisconsin, 12 Dec 1861. Private. Sick at Mississippi River Island No. 10, on 11 Jun 1862. Listed as a deserter on 31 Mar 1863. Honorably discharged from the service in Cincinnati, Ohio, 1 Aug 1862. Post war: He lived at Hitterdal, Clay County, Minnesota. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 76-8) (Buslett p504) (Ager p307) (Ulvestad p283) (Meeker) (Hedberg) “Gilberts, Gudbrand” “Gilbert, Gulbrand” “Lyseng, Gulbrand Gulbrandsen”

GILBERT, Hogen

IA Northern Border Brigade (State Militia) Co F. [Formed to defend settlers along the state’s northern border from the Sioux. The brigade replaced US Regular troops which were withdrawn from the frontier to fight the confederates.] Residence: Estherville, Iowa. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 23. Enlisted 9 Oct 1862. Mustered the same day. Private. Mustered out 13 Sep 1863 at Fort Dodge, Iowa. Sources: (ISW-VI cd)

GILBERT, John

WI 45th Inf Co B. Residence: Liberty, Manitowoc County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. From Gjerpen, Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 35. Married. Blue eyes, brown hair, light complexion, 5’8”. Enlisted for one year on 7 Oct 1864 at Liberty. Mustered 4 Nov 1864 at Madison, Wisconsin. Private. Bounty $100, $33.33 paid. Mustered out from the post hospital at Nashville, Tennessee, on 16 May 1865. Post war: Lived at Valders, Wisconsin. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 183-3; red book vol 50) (Ulvestad p283)

GILBERT, Lewis

IA 12th Inf Co G. Residence: Decorah, Winneshiek County, Iowa. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 19. Enlisted 6 Nov 1861. Mustered 11 Nov 1861. Private. Died of consumption 22 Jun 1862, Keokuk, Iowa. Buried Oakland Cemetery, Keokuk, Iowa. Sources: (ISW-II p463)

GILBERT, Marcus

WI Detachment of drafted men detailed as a permanent party. Residence: Oconomowoc, Waushara County, Wisconsin. Has a wife, Sarah, and one child. Civil War: Enrolled on 12 Nov 1863. Private. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 258-8)

GILBERT, Neils J.

WI 15th Inf Co F. Residence: Manitowoc, Manitowoc County, Wisconsin. Born “Nils Iversen Vaarum” at Vaarom farm, Østre Slidre, Valders, Norway, 1842. To US in 1857. Civil War: Age 20. Unmarried. Enlisted for three years on 2 Oct 1861 at Manitowoc. Mustered 12 Dec 1861 at Madison, Wisconsin, as Sergeant. Transferred to WI 15th Inf Co A on 13 Jan 1862. Promoted First Sergeant 11 Nov 1862. Wounded in his hip in the battle of Stone's River, Tennessee, 31 Dec 1862. Prisoner of war (?). In hospital at Nashville, Tennessee. Commissioned First Lieutenant in WI 15th Inf Co A on 19 Oct 1864. Discharged from the service 20 Dec 1864. Entered on Roll of Honor for leading three men through rebel lines to recover a wounded soldier who had been left on the battlefield. [Letter describing his wounding is in Buslett, p341).] Post war: He lived in South Dakota and Montana, as postmaster and merchant. In 1893, he returned to Wisconsin, to Blair. Later he lived at Eleva, Wisconsin. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 76-3,8; red book vol 20 p14, p84) (Buslett p 341) (Ulvestad p257) (Ager p74, photo; p80, photo; p232, photo; p290; p306) (Meeker) (Hedberg) “Gilbert, Nels I”

GILBERT, Ole

WI 12th Inf Co G. Civil War: Enlisted 15 Aug 1861. Private. Discharged from the service 16 Jun 1865. Post war: Lived at Evansville, Douglas County, Minnesota, at time of the 1890 Veterans and Widows Census. Sources: (DCHS card file).

GILBERT, Ole

WI 10th Inf Co K. Residence: Waupun, Dodge County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 22. Farmer. Blue eyes, brown hair, light complexion, 5’10½”. Enlisted for three years on 7 Sep 1861 at Waupun. Mustered 5 Oct 1861 at Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Private. Promoted to Corporal on 19 Feb 1863. Promoted to Sergeant on 1 Sep 1863. Taken prisoner in the battle of Chickamauga, Georgia, 20 Sep 1863. Died in Andersonville Prison on 1 Jun 1864. Buried in grave 1529. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 259-2; red book vol 15) (“Prisoners who died at Andersonville Prison” Atwater List, publ 1865) “Gilbrunsen, Ole”

GILBERT, Oley

WI 10th Inf Co D. Residence: Oxford, Marquette County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 30. Farmer. Married. Blue eyes, light hair, light complexion, 5’7¼”. Enlisted for three years on 7 Oct 1861 at Portage City, Wisconsin. Mustered 16 Oct 1861 at Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Private. Promoted to Sergeant 13 Apr 1863. Was a prisoner of war. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 48-15; red book vol 15)

GILBERT, Tosten Iversen

WI 15th Inf Co F. Residence: Manitowoc, Manitowoc County, Wisconsin. Born “Tosten Iversen Baarum (or Vaarum)”, at Ostre Slidre, Valders, Norway. Civil War: Unmarried. Age 18. Enlisted for three years on 10 Nov 1861 at Manitowoc and mustered at Madison, Wisconsin, 12 Dec 1861. Private. Sick in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, 3 Jul 1863. Mustered out with Company F on 13 Jan 1865 at Chattanooga, Tennessee. Died at Blair, Wisconsin, in 1905. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 76-8; red book vol 20 p88) (Buslett p504) (Ager p307) (Ulvestad p283) (Hedberg)

GILBERTSEN, ?

Spanish-American War: Private. Post war: Lived at Red Wing, Minnesota. Sources: (Ulvestad p283)

GILBERTSEN, Andrew

WI 27th Inf Co H. Residence: Vermont, Dane County, Wisconsin. Born at Vang, Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 19. Blue eyes, light hair, fair complexion, 5’11”, stout build. Enlisted for three years on 15 Aug 1862 at Vermont. Mustered 25 Oct 1862 at Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Bounty $100, $75 still due at muster out. Private. Regimental report of Oct 1863 lists him detached as teamster at Little Rock since 14 Sep 1863. Returned to regiment on 19 Nov 1863. Absent foraging on 31 Dec 1863. Detailed to Quartermaster Department on 18 Aug 1864. On 23 Sep 1864, he returned to Company H from detached service with the Quartermaster department. Left sick in a field hospital near Spanish Fort, Alabama, 9 Apr 1865. Moved to hospital in Madison, Wisconsin, 8 Jul 1865. Still there when his company was mustered out on 29 Aug 1865. Mustered out 1 Sep 1865 at Madison. Post war: Buried at Mt. Horeb, Vermont, Wisconsin. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 boxes 129-10,17,19; 130-10, 131-14; red book vol 32) (Wisconsin Cemetery Records) (Hedberg)

GILBERTSEN, Carl

Spanish-American War: Private. Post war: Lived at Hudson, Wisconsin. Sources: (Ulvestad p283)

GILBERTSEN, Christian E.

Spanish-American War: Private. His parents were from Eidsvold, Norway. He was a Hospital Steward. Post war: Lived at Brainerd, Minnesota. Sources: (Ulvestad p283)

GILBERTSEN, Gilbert

See GULBRANDSEN, Gulbrand

GILBERTSEN, Gilbert

From Flaa, Hallingdal, Norway. Civil War: Private. Post war: Died in Stearns County, Minnesota. Sources: (Ulvestad p283)

GILBERTSEN, Gilbert

From Gudbrandsdalen, Norway. Civil War: Private. Post war: Lived at Onalaska, Wisconsin. Sources: (Ulvestad p283)

GILBERTSEN, Gilbert

From Hadeland, Norway. Civil War: Private. Post war: Lived in Clay County, Minnesota. Died in 1897. Sources: (Ulvestad p283)

GILBERTSEN, Gilbert

From Valders, Norway. Civil War: Private. Post war: Lived in Fergus Falls, Minnesota. Sources: (Ulvestad p283)

GILBERTSEN, Gilbert

WI 27th Inf Co H. Residence: Vermont Township, Dane County, Wisconsin. Born 5 Dec 1843 at Sondre Aurdal, Hedalen, Valdres, Oppland, Norway, the son of Gulbrand Olsen Kongsbakke and Anna Olsen. Came to America with his parents in July 1861 to Black Earth, Wisconsin. Civil War: Age 18. Farmer. Light (sic) eyes, light hair, fair complexion, 5’8½”, stout build. Enlisted for three years on 15 Aug 1862 at Vermont. Mustered 25 Oct 1862 at Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Bounty $100, $75 still due at muster out. Private. Sent first to Columbus, Kentucky. Took part in the Little Rock, Arkansas, campaign and in battles at Okalona, Prairie d’Anne, Jenkins Ferry and Pine Bluff, all in Arkansas; and at Spanish Fort, Alabama. Was at Vicksburg, Mississippi. On 27 Oct 1864, he was listed as absent sick at Little Rock, Arkansas. On 30 Oct, he returned to duty. Absent sick in general hospital at New Orleans on 17 Feb 1865. On 5 Apr 1865, G. Gilbertsen is shown as joining the regiment from being absent sick at New Orleans General Hospital. Mustered out with company on 29 Aug 1865 at Brownsville, Texas. Post war: About 1868, he got a soldier’s claim in Swift County, Minnesota. On 19 Jul 1871 he married Mary Lien (Lee), who had been born 15 Feb 1851 in Norway. Twelve children. They moved to Grant County, Minnesota, in 1875, purchasing land in Erdahl township. Gilbert died 3 Jul 1924. His widow died 23 Mar 1942. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 boxes 129-10,17; 130-10, 131-14; red book vol 32) (“History of Douglas and Grant Counties, Minnesota”, by Constant Larson, publ 1916, B.F.Bowen & Co, Indianapolis.) (Ulvestad p283) (Letter, Dolores Barron, Minnetonka, Minnesota) (Letter, grand nephew Maurice Ranum, Mt Horeb, Wisconsin) “Gulbrandson, Gulbrand”.

GILBERTSEN, John

From Hadeland, Norway. Civil War: Private. Wounded. Post war: Lived at Audubon, Becker County, Minnesota. Sources: (Ulvestad p283) “Gulbranson, John”

GILBERTSEN, John

From Nordre Aurdal, Norway. Civil War: Private. Wounded. Post war: Lived at Mower County, Minnesota. Sources: (Ulvestad p283)

GILBERTSEN, Ole

See GILBERTSON, Ole

GILBERTSEN, Peter

MN 4th Inf Co H. Residence: Nicollet County, Minnesota. Born “Peter Gilbert Petersen” in Norway. Civil War: Age 21 (or 23). Enrolled 27 Sep 1861. Mustered 20 December 1861. Private. Re-enlisted 1 Jan 1864. Promoted to Corporal. Discharged from the service with his regiment, 19 Jul 1865. Sources: (MINN p211) (MCIW p236) (Ulvestad p263)

GILBERTSEN, Thorwald

Civil War: Private. Killed (or died from another cause) at Chattanooga, Tennessee, during the war. [The battle for Chattanooga took place 23-25 Nov 1863.] Sources: (Ulvestad p283)

GILBERTSON, Andrew

WI 31st Inf Co F. Residence: Albany, Greene County, Wisconsin. Civil War: Age 21. Married. Enlisted for three years on 13 Aug 1862 at Albany. Mustered 9 Oct 1862 at Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin. Private. Mustered out 20 Jun 1865 near Louisville, Kentucky. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 145-14; red book vol 36)

GILBERTSON, Fritjof

MN Hv Arty 1st Reg Co L. Residence not shown. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 18. Enrolled 11 Feb 1865. Mustered 18 Feb 1865. Private. Died 9 Jun 1865 at Chattanooga, Tennessee. Sources: (MINN p616) (MCIW p635) (Ulvestad p283) “Gilbertson, T. Fritgof”

GILBERTSON, George N.

MN Hv Arty 1st Reg Co G. Residence: St. Paul, Ramsey County, Minnesota. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 18. Enrolled 8 Feb 1865. Mustered 14 Feb 1865. Private. Discharged from the service 1865, while absent from his Company. Sources: (MINN p598) (MCIW p628)

GILBERTSON, Gilbert

MN 1st Inf Co F. Yucatan Township, Houston County, Minnesota. Civil War: Enlisted at Rochester, Minnesota, on 20 Mar 1865. Private. Mustered out 28 Jul 1865 at Mower USA General Hospital, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Sources: (Service records obtained from US Archives by Allard E Stevens, Granite Falls, Minnesota)

GILBERTSON, Gilbert

WI 48th Inf Co H. Residence: Albion, Jackson County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 18. Gray eyes, brown hair, flush complexion, 5’2”. Enlisted for one year on 14 Feb 1865 at Albion. Mustered 27 Feb 1865 at Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Bounty $100, $33.33 paid. Private. Mustered out at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, 30 Dec 1865. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 191-10; red book vol 53)

GILBERTSON, Gilbert

MN Hv Arty 1st Reg Co L. Residence not shown. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 24. Enrolled 15 Feb 1865. Mustered the same day. Private. Promoted to Corporal. Discharged from the service with his company, 27 Sep 1865. Sources: (MINN p616) (MCIW p635)

GILBERTSON, Gilbert

MN Mounted Rangers, 1st Regiment, Co A. Residence: Spring Grove, Houston County, Minnesota. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 22. Enrolled 27 Sep 1862. Mustered 9 Oct 1862. Private. Served in both Indian and Civil wars. Discharged from the service with his company, 20 Oct 1863. Sources: (MINN p637) (MCIW p526)

GILBERTSON, Gilbert

Civil War: Private. Post war: Lived in Hayward Township, Freeborn County, Minnesota. Sources: (FCHS)

GILBERTSON, Gilbert

WI 31st Inf Co E. Residence: Fayette, Lafayette County, Wisconsin. Civil War: Age 34. Married. Enlisted for three years on 20 Aug 1862 at Wiota, Wisconsin. Mustered 9 Oct 1862 at Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin. Private. Mustered out 20 Jun 1865 near Louisville, Kentucky. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 145-14; red book vol 36)

GILBERTSON, Gilbert

MN 1st Battalion Infantry, Co F. Residence not shown. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 22. Enrolled 20 Mar 1865. Mustered the same day. Private. Discharged from the service per order 8 Jun 1865. Sources: (MINN p553) (MCIW p74)

GILBERTSON, Gilbert O.

Born in Hol, Buskerud, Norway on 1 Oct 1831, a son of Ole Gudbrandson and Birgit Ivarsdatter Olmedokken. Came to America to Beloit, Wisconsin. Civil War: Private. Post war: Said in his father’s obituary published in the Northwood Index, Northwood, Iowa, to have served in the war. The obituary for Ole [Gudbrandson] Gilbertson, states that three sons, Gilbert Gilbertson, Nels Gilbertson and Iver Gilbert, all served in the Civil War. Gilbert Gilbertson may have used the name Gudbrand Olson. Sources: (Letter, Mrs. Earl Wold, Brooklyn Park, Minnesota)

GILBERTSON, Iner

IA 7th Cav Co H. Residence: Decorah, Winneshiek County, Iowa. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 18. Enlisted 9 Jun 1863 as Bugler. Mustered 9 Jun 1863. Private. Transferred to Company H, 7th Cav Reorganized as Bugler. Mustered out 17 May 1866, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. Sources: (ISW-IV p1304,1432)

GILBERTSON, John

WI 15th Inf Co B. Residence: Gale, Trempealeau County, Wisconsin. Born “Jens Gulbrandson” in Norway in 1827. Married Sunnive Julsdatter Sohus. They came to America in 1853, where he took the name “Jens Bring Gilbertson”. Civil War: Age 37. Farmer. Married with seven children. Hazel eyes, light brown hair, dark complexion, 6’. Enlisted for three years on 21 Jan 1864 at La Crosse, Wisconsin. Mustered there the same day. Private. Recruit. Joined B Company at Knoxville, Tennessee. Seriously wounded in a battle near New Hope Church [Pickett’s Mill], Georgia, 27 May 1864, and sent to a nearby hospital, then moved north to a hospital (in Madison?). Transferred to Company H, 1 Dec 1864. Transferred to WI 13th Inf Co I on 11 Jun 1865. Discharged from the service 29 Jul 1865 because of the wound in his leg. Post war: In 1872, he and his wife and eight children moved to Grand Meadow township, Mower County, Minnesota. Gilbertson died in 1894 and is buried in Bear Creek Lutheran Cemetery in Frankford Township, Mower County. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 76-13; red book vol 18, p176; vol 20, p30) (Buslett p382) (Ager p295) (RWV p808) (Robert Burull, Stoughton, Wisconsin) Rootsweb.com. Robert Adnerson <robertdan@uswest.net>) “Gilbertson, Jens Bring”

GILBERTSON, Mads

No unit; did not serve. Residence: Spring Valley, Pierce County, Wisconsin. Born 14 May 1827 in Norway. Married on 26 Dec 1852 to Olena Christophersdatter. They came to the US with two children in 1860. Civil War: Drafted. Hired a substitute for $100. Drafted a second time. Hired a substitute. Drafted a third time near the end of the war and was not ordered to report. In 1866, they moved to Anoka County, Minnesota. He died in 1907 and is buried in the Glen Gary Lutheran Cemetery. Sources: (“Anoka County, Minnesota”, publ. by the Anoka County Historical Society in 1982. p208)

GILBERTSON, Nels

Born 23 Aug 1837 in Hol, Buskerud, Norway. Civil War: Post war: Moved to Beloit, Wisconsin. An obituary for Gilbertson’s father, Ole [Gudbrandson] Gilbertson, published in Northwood Index, Northwood, Iowa, states that three sons, Gilbert Gilbertson, Nels Gilbertson and Iver Gilbert, all served in the Civil War: Private. Nels Gilbertson may have used the name Niels Olson. Sources: (Letter, Mrs. Earl Wold, Brooklyn Park, Minnesota)

GILBERTSON, Ole

MN 1st Inf Co F. Residence: St. Paul, Ramsey County, Minnesota. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 25. Mustered 16 May 1862. Private. Served in both Indian and Civil wars. Mustered out 5 May 1864. Sources: (MCIW) (Ulvestad p283)

GILBERTSON, Ole

IA 12th Inf Co G. Residence: Decorah, Winneshiek County, Iowa. Born “Ole Gunbjørnsen Nerdalspladsen” on 6 Jan 1841 in Sigdal, Buskerud, Norway, son of Gunbjørn Olsen Moen and Helge Pedersdatter Nerdalpladsen. He came to America with his widowed mother, maternal grandmother, a sister and four brothers on the bark “Drafna”,which sailed from Drammen, Buskerud, and arrived in New York on 25 Jul 1849. They came to Rock County, Wisconsin, and later to Winneshiek County. Civil War: Age 20. Enlisted 14 Oct 1861. Mustered 5 Nov 1861. Private. Missing in battle 6 Apr 1862, Shiloh, Tennessee. Mustered out 20 Jan 1866, Memphis, Tennessee. Post war: Lived in Pope County, Minnesota, where he was county treasurer. He was married in 1872 to Liv Christoffersdatter Flaten. Seven children. He died 8 Oct 1919 in Ambrose, North Dakota. Sources: (ISW-II p463) (South Dakota Historical collections, vol XVI, publ 1932, p281) (Naeseth-Hedberg ’49-1829) “Gilbertson, Ole G.”

GILBERTSON, Paul

Civil War: Private. Post war: Buried at Moscow, Blanchardville, Wisconsin; stone reads “1827 – 1907”. Sources: (Wisconsin Cemetery Records”)

GILBERTSON, Thomas

WI 11th Inf Co G. Residence: Arena, Iowa County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 38. Farmer. Unmarried. Blue eyes, light hair, light complexion, 5’7½”. Enlisted for three years on 16 Sep 1861 in Iowa County. Mustered 10 Oct 1861 at Madison, Wisconsin. Private. Died of disease on 6 Nov 1862 in a hospital at St. Louis, Missouri. Sources: (WHS red book vol 16 p136)

GILBERTSON, Torger

WI 15th Inf Co I. Residence: Scandinavia, Waupaca County, Wisconsin. Born 7 Apr 1829 in Norway. In 1857, he sailed from Christiania [Oslo] and landed at Quebec. Came on to Helvetia Township in Waupaca County, Wisconsin. Worked as a logger until he was able to buy land in Iowa township. Civil War: Age 29. Enlisted for three years on 16 Nov 1861 at Scandinavia and mustered at Madison, Wisconsin, 20 Dec 1861. Designated Corporal 1 Jan 1862. Was with the provision transport from Stevenson, Alabama, in September and October, 1863. Reported sick in July, August, September and October, 1864, and in hospitals in Nashville, Tennessee, and Jeffersonville, Alabama. Became ill on the march through Georgia and was sent back to Atlanta. Mustered out with I Company at Chattanooga, Tennessee, 10 Feb 1865. Post war: On 18 Nov 1871, he married Elizabeth Isler. Two sons, Gustav and Henry Adolph. In 1894, Torger was living on his farm near Iola, Wisconsin. Died 14 Feb 1902 at age 73. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 76-11; red book vol 20 p126) (Ager p280 photo, p314, e51) (Buslett p588 photo) (Ulvestad p263) Rootsweb.com. “Standard History of Waupaca County, Wisconsin” by John M. Ware, 1917)

GILBRANDSON, Ole

WI 34th Inf Co B. Residence: Moscow, Iowa County, Wisconsin. Born “Ole Gulbransen Vaagtvedt” on 29 Sep 1824 in Flesberg, Numedal, Norway. Married Anne Syversdatter. Came to America in 1853, through Quebec and to Wisconsin. Bought land near Janesville for 50 cents an acre. Moved onto Iowa County to a farm not far from Moscow. Civil War: Age 38. Married. Drafted 10 Nov 1862. Enrolled in drafted militia on 19 Nov 1862 at Madison, Wisconsin, for a term of nine months. Mustered at Madison on 2 Dec 1862. Private. Mustered out 8 Sep 1863 at Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Post war: In 1867, he and his family moved to a farm in Vernon County, Minnesota. They lived on the farm until 1907 and then moved into Hayfield, Minnesota, where Ole died on 10 Jul 1910. His widow died 20 Jul 1915. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 155-2,3; red book vol 39) (Biography in Kongsberglagets aarbok, written by George Gilbertson, believed to be Ole’s son.) “Gilbrantson, Ole” “Vaatvedt, Ole G.” “Vaagtvedt, Ole”

GILBRANSON, O.

WI 10th Inf Co K. Civil War: Sergeant. Missing in the battle of Chickamauga and found to have been taken prisoner. Sources: (Quiner p 556)

GILBURN, Ole

MN 1st Inf Co F. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 25. Enrolled 19 May 1861. Mustered the same day. From St. Paul, Minnesota. Private. Discharged from the service with his regiment. Sources: (MINN p41)

GILSON, Gilbert

WI 10th Inf Co K. Residence: Scandinavia, Waupaca County, Wisconsin. Born in Jevnaker, Hadeland, Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 24. Blue eyes, red hair, light complexion, 5’10”. Enlisted for three years on 3 Dec 1863 at Scandinavia. Bounty $300. Mustered 4 Dec 1863. Private. Recruit. The company muster roll for 3 Oct 1864 states that Gilson has been “absent sick at Jeffersonville, Indiana, since 29 Jun 1864.” Post war: Lived at Scandinavia after the war. Stone reading “Gilbert Gilson 1835-1916” is in Scandinavia Lutheran Cemetery Sect. II Row 13, Waupaca County, Wisconsin. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 48-13,14; red book vol 15) (Ulvestad p283) (KJR) (Wisconsin Cemetery Records)

GILSON, Gilbert

WI 21st Inf Co D. Residence: Scandinavia, Waupaca County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 24. Blue eyes, red hair, light complexion, 5’10”. Enlisted for three years on 3 Dec 1863 at Scandinavia. Mustered 4 Dec 1863 at Fond du Lac, Wisconsin. Bounty $300. Recruit. Private. Absent sick from 14 Nov 1864 to 31 Mar 1865. Took part in the Raleigh campaign. Transferred to WI 3rd Inf Co D on 7 Jun 1865. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 106-15; red book vol 26)