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GRAE, Erik Trondsen

From Voss, Norway. Civil War: Private. Post war: Died at Jackson County, Minnesota, in 1890. Sources: (Ulvestad p284) “Græ, Erik”

GRAGARD, John J.

TX 3rd Cav Co E. CSA. Born “Hans Jacob Grogaard” on 24 Dec 1836 at Lillesand, Norway. Civil War: Enlisted for one year at Shelbyville, Shelby County, Texas, 23 May 1861. Private. Promoted to First Sergeant 20 Aug 1861. Became a private during regiment’s reorgnization in May 1862. Absent from Company E on special duty with the Regiment’s Commissary department from May until late 1862. Assigned to Regimental Staff as Acting Commissary and Subsistence Officer on 1 Jun 1863, and promoted to Captain that day. Captured at Rolling Fork, Mississippi, 23 Jun 1864. Exchanged near Vicksburg, Mississippi, 29 Jul 1864. Post War: Died 7 Jul 1899 at Pass Christian, Mississippi. Sources: (www.borgerkrigen.info)

GRAHN, Helge G.

Residence: Norse, Texas. From Bang, Hedemark, Norway. Civil War: Sergeant. Sources: (Ulvestad p259)

GRAM, Nils P.

WI 15th Inf Co I. Residence: Stockholm, Pepin County, Wisconsin. Civil War: Age 44. Unmarried. Enlisted for three years on 5 Dec 1861 at Stockholm and mustered at Madison, Wisconsin, 20 Dec 1861. Private. Sick in Mound City, Illinois, in September and in December, 1862. Discharged from the service at Mound City for chronic diarrhea, 16 Jun 1863. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 76-11; red book vol 20 p130) (Buslett p589) (Ulvestad p283) (Ager p314) “Gram, Nels”

GRANDSTRAND, Gustaf

MN 3rd Inf Co H. Born in Sweden. Civil War: Age 26. Enrolled 15 Feb 1864. Mustered 19 Feb 1864. Private. Discharged from the service with his regiment, 2 Sep 1865. Sources: (MINN p159) (MCIW p192)

GRANDSTRAND, Gustave A.

MN 1st Inf Co B. Born in Norway; military records list Sweden. Civil War: Age 23. Enrolled 29 Apr 1861. Mustered the same day. Private. Served in both Indian and Civil wars. Wounded at Bull Run, Virginia, 21 Jul 1861. Discharged from the service for disability, 9 Jun 1862. Sources: (MINN p25) (MCIW p52) (Ulvestad p283)

GRANLAND, Alick V.

IL 33rd Inf Co I. Residence: Chicago, Cook County, Illinois. Born in Sweden. Civil War: Age 19. Carpenter. Blue eyes, brown hair, fair complexion, 5’7”. Enlisted for three years on 15 Jan 1864 at Chicago and mustered there the same day. Private. Recruit transferred here from IL 72nd Inf on 17 Jul 1865. Mustered out 24 Nov 1865 at Vicksburg, Mississippi. Sources: (ILSA reel three p 56)

GRANN, Helge J.

TX 7th Inf Co G. CSA. Born Helge Jacobsen Gran on 5 Apr 1830 in Vang, Norway. Civil War: Baker. Gray eyes, dark hair, dark complexion, 5’8”. Enlisted for three years or the war on 25 Jul 1861 at Fairfield, Texas. Private. Taken prisoner at Fort Donelson, Tennessee, 16 Feb 1862, and held at Camp Douglas, Illinois. Exchanged at Vicksburg, Mississippi, 20 Sep 1862. Discharged for illness on 22 Oct 1862 at Jackson, Mississippi. He re-enlisted on 10 Oct 1863 at Houston, Texas, and was assigned as a Sergeant in the TX 2nd Cav Co F. Post war: He died on 29 Dec 1904 in Bosque County, Texas. Sources: ("Norwegian Soldiers in Confederate Forces" by C.A.Clausen & Derwood Johnson, publ. in Norwegian-American Studies, volume 25, Northfield, Minnesota. p114) (www.borgerkrigen.info)

GRANSTON, Charles Henry

NY 39th Inf Co B. Born 1840 in Copenhagen, Denmark. Civil War: Age 21. Entered the service on 15 May 1861 at New York, New York. Sergeant. Was disabled by a gunshot wound in action in the Battle of the Wilderness in Virginia. Discharged 24 Jun 1864 at New York. Post war: Married. Died at age 36 on 31 Jan 1877 in Yankton County due to being gassed while working in a well. Buried in the Yankton, South Dakota, Cemetery, lot 3, block 599, grave 4. Sources: (SDSHS WPA Veterans Cemetery Records, Yankton County)

GRANUM, Ole

Born in Valders, Norway. Civil War: Private. Wounded. Post war: Died in Vernon County, Wisconsin (before 1907). Sources: (Ulvestad p283)

GRANUM, Peder

From Valders, Norway. Civil War: Private. Post war: Died at Bristow, Wisconsin, in 1901. Sources: (Ulvestad p283)

GRANUM, Peter

WI 17th Inf Co C. Residence: Sterling, Vernon County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 30. Blue eyes, light hair, flush complexion, 5’7”. Drafted. Enrolled for one year on 21 Sep 1864 at La Crosse, Wisconsin. Mustered the same day. Private. Mustered out 11 May 1865. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 87-14; red book vol 22, p50)

GRASLEY, Oley

WI 7th Inf. Residence: Eagle Point, Chippewa County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Lumberman. Age 33. Blue eyes, dark hair, florid complexion, 6’2¼”. Joined 10 Jul 1861 for three years. Private. Re-enlisted for three years on 17 Feb 1864 at Madison, Wisconsin. Re-mustered 19 Feb 1864. Discharged from the service as a Private to be commissioned Second Lieutenant 29 Feb 1864. Promoted to First Lieutenant 20 Jul 1864. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 33-3)

GRAUE, Anders Olsen

Born 14 Jun 1839 at Voss, Norway, son of Ole Andersen Graue and Sigrid Nilsdatter Grovu. He came to America with his parents and four siblings on “Juno”, which sailed from Bergen and arrived in New York on 14 Jul 1843. Came to the Wiota Settlement, Lafayette County, Wisconsin. Civil War: Sources: (Naeseth ’43-363)

GRAUE, Iver Olsen

Born 29 Apr 1841 at Voss, Norway, son of Ole Andersen Graue and Sigrid Nilsdatter Grovu. He came to America with his parents and four siblings on “Juno”, which sailed from Bergen and arrived in New York on 14 Jul 1843. Came to the Wiota Settlement, Lafayette County, Wisconsin. Civil War: Sources: (Naeseth ’43-364)

GRAUE, Niels Olsen

Born 30 Oct 1837 at Voss, Norway, son of Ole Andersen Graue and Sigrid Nilsdatter Grovu. He came to America with his parents and four siblings on “Juno”, which sailed from Bergen and arrived in New York on 14 Jul 1843. Came to the Wiota Settlement, Lafayette County, Wisconsin. Civil War: Sources: (Naeseth ’43-362)

GRAUPE, Ole

WI Residence: Upper Coon Valley, Vernon County, Wisconsin. Civil War: Private. Sources: (“Coon Valley”, publ 1928 by Upper Coon Valley Norwegian Lutheran Church, Coon Valley, WI)

GRAVEDAL, Andrew

From Etne, Hordaland, Norway. Civil War: Private. Post war: Lived in Story County, Iowa. Dead (before 1907). Sources: (Ulvestad p283)

GRAY, Benjamin

DT 1st Cav Battalion Co A. Civil War: Age 39. Entered service on 12 Feb 1862 at Yankton, Dakota Territory. Private. Discharged 10 May 1865 at Yankton. Post war: Buried in Yankton, South Dakota, Cemetery, lot 4, block 116, grave 6. Sources: (Index of Compiled Service Records, North Dakota Archives, roll 6099) (SDSHS WPA Veterans Cemetery Records, Yankton County)

GRAY, Hans

IL 72nd Inf Co E. Residence: Chicago, Cook County, Illinois. Born in Norway. Civil War: Carpenter. Age 18. Blue eyes, light hair, light complexion, 5’4”. Enlisted for three years on 14 Jan 1864 at Chicago. Mustered 31 Jan 1864 at Chicago. Private. Transferred to IL 33rd Inf Co E on 24 Jul 1865. Mustered out 24 Nov 1865 at Vicksburg, Mississippi. Sources: (ILSA reel three p 33, reel seven p 56)

GRAY, Joseph

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