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GROAN, Augustus Jamison

WI 50th Inf Co H. Residence: Dodgeville, Iowa County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 44. Married. Blue eyes, light hair, light complexion, 5’8½”. Enlisted for one year on 18 Mar 1865 at Boscobel, Wisconsin. Mustered there the same day. No bounty shown. Private. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 195-9). “Gavar, August”

GROEN, Narve

WI 33rd Inf Co E. Residence: Plymouth, Rock County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 19. Unmarried. Black eyes, light hair, dark complexion, 5’6”, light build. Enlisted for three years on 20 Aug 1862 at Janesville, Wisconsin. Mustered 18 Oct 1862 at Camp Utley, Racine, Wisconsin. Bounty paid at muster $25 (of $100 total). Private. Discharged for disability on 8 Apr 1863 at La Grange, Tennessee. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 151-7; red book vol 38)

GROESLIE, Ole

From Christiania (now Oslo) Norway. Civil War: Enlisted as Private. Was in the Battle of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. Promoted to Captain in 1864. Post war: Died in Forest City, Iowa, 1900. Sources: (Ulvestad p253)

GROGAR, T. O.

Civil War: Private. Post war: Lived in Worth County, Iowa. Sources: (Ulvestad p284)

GROGARD, Nicholas C.

TX 3rd Cav Co E. CSA. Born “Christian Nicolai Keyser Grogaard” on 17 Oct 1840 in Lillesand, Norway. Civil War: Enlisted for one year on 3 Jun 1861 at Shelbyville, Shelby County, Texas. Private. During May and June of 1863, he was on extra duty to procure horses. Promoted to Sergeant and transferred to Co F after Sep 1863. Wounded in fighting at Lost Mountain, Georgia, on 14 Jun 1864. Sometime in the fall of 1864, he rejoined his regiment at Canton, Mississippi, and was assigned as Commissary Sergeant. Promoted to First Sergeant. He was paroled 13 May 1865 at Jackson, Mississippi. Post war: Died 7 Sep 1919 at Jacksonville, 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) “Gragard, Nicholas”

GROGARD, Thomas F.

TX 1st Inf Co D. CSA. Born “Thomas Fasting Grogaard” on 24 Dec 1836 at Lillesand, Norway. Civil War: Enlisted for one year on 26 May 1861 at Linden, Cass County, Texas. Private. Discharged for disability on 9 Sep 1861 at Richmond, Virginia. On 10 May 1862, he enlisted again, this time for the war, at Marshall, Harrison County, Texas, and was assigned to TX 28th Cav Co F. Private. He was captured at Gaines Landing, Arkansas, on 20 Jul 1862. Exchanged near Vicksburg, Mississippi, in early Nov 1862. Was assigned to special duty in the Quartermaster Department on 25 May 1863. Was sick at Alexandria, Louisiana, 28 May 1863 to Aug 1863. Post war: Died on 10 Jan 1901, at Atlanta, Cass 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) “Gregard, Thomas”

GRON, Peter

From Larvik, Norway. Civil War: Private. He was a marine soldier in the Civil War: Post war: Was in White Cliffs, Australia, shortly before 1907. Sources: (Ulvestad p284)

GRONAAS, Hans

See OLSEN, Hans P.

GRONBECK, Nicholas J.

NY 1st Inf Co K. Residence: Brooklyn, New York. Civil War: Private. Sources: (Rygg p47)

GRONBERG, John H.

Il 36th Inf Co B. Residence: Aurora, Kane County, Illinois. Born in Sweden. Civil War: Age 23. Machinist. Blue eyes, brown hair, light complexion, 5’7”. Enlisted for three years on 8 Aug 1861 at Aurora and mustered there on 23 Sep 1861. Corporal. Re-enlisted for three years on 1 Jan 1864 at Blanes Cross Roads and mustered on 25 Jan 1864 at Chattanooga, Tennessee. Private. Mustered out as Corporal on 8 Oct 1865 at New Orleans, Louisiana. Sources: (ILSA reel three p 51, 54)

GRONDALE, Henry

US Army 103rd Depot Brigade, 1st Battalion, Co D. Born 7 Dec 1891 in Rasta, Norway, a son of Helmer Jensen Helmersen Grondalen and Anne Pedersdatter Nabben. Came to America in 1914 to Ray, North Dakota. First World War: Enlisted 29 Mar 1918. Assigned to 139th Inf Co D. Left for Europe 3 May 1918. Fought in several battles. Wounded by machine gun fire near Cheppy, France, on 28 Sep 1918. Returned to the USA 24 Apr 1919. Mustered out on 2 May 1919 at Camp Dodge, Iowa. Post war: Received his Purple Heart in 1970. Died 17 Apr 1971 at Ray, North Dakota, and is buried there. Sources: (“Pernille Nabben” by Ralph Peterson, Virginia Beach, Virginia; privately printed 2002)

GRONNING, Mons

From Strandebarm, Norway. Spanish-American War: Lieutenant. Post war: Lived at Stillehavskyften. Sources: (Ulvestad p257)

GRONSTROM, Henry

NY 1st Inf Co I. Residence: Brooklyn, Kings County, New York. Civil War: Second Lieutenant. Sources: (Rygg p46,47)

GROONA, Hans

IL 82nd Inf Co I. Residence: Chicago, Cook County, Illinois. Born in Skurigen (?), Norway. Civil War: Mason. Age 30. Unmarried. Blue eyes, light hair, dark complexion, 5’6”. Enlisted for three years on 12 Aug 1862 at Chicago. Mustered 29 Oct 1862 at Camp Butler, Illinois. Private. Transferred to Veterans Reserve Corps on 29 Oct 1864. Sources: (ILSA reel 7 p72)

GROSFJELD, Borild T.

From Hestestad, Dalerne, Norway. Civil War: Private. Post war: Died in Shelby, Minnesota. (before 1907) Sources: (Ulvestad p284)

GROSHONG, William

WI 15th Inf Co C. Residence: Waterford, Racine County, Wisconsin. Civil War: Age 32. Married. Blue eyes, blond hair, fair complexion, 5’10”. Enlisted for three years on 20 Nov 1861 at Waterford, Wisconsin. Mustered 2 Dec 1861 at Madison, Wisconsin. Musician. Missing May 1862. Came to the company again at Mississippi River Island No. 10, on 4 Jun 1862. Reported sick. Was absent without leave in August 1862. Missing again 3 Mar 1863 and listed as deserted. Discharged from the service 11 Feb 1863 at Madison, Wisconsin (Meeker says 27 Nov 1862). Had enlisted as “Chroshong”, but was discharged as “Groshong”. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 76-5; red book vol 20 p 44) (Buslett p413) (Meeker) “Chroshong, William” “Chroshoug, William” “Kroshaug, William”

GROTHAN, O.

Residence: St. Paul, Nebraska. From Hevne, Norway. Spanish-American War: Major. Sources: (Ulvestad p252)

GROTLAND, Ole A.

From Voss, Norway. Civil War: Private. Post war: Lived at Vermillion, South Dakota. Sources: (Ulvestad p284)

GROTNESS, John H.

Spanish-American War: Private. Wounded three times in attacks on San Juan Hill, Santiago, Cuba. Post war: Lived in Story City, Iowa. Sources: (Ulvestad p284)

GROTVET, Hans

From Kristiansand, Norway. Civil War: Private. Post war: Lived in Renville County, Minnesota. Sources: (Ulvestad p284)

GROVE, Albert T.

WI 27th Inf Co H. Residence: Pleasant Springs, Dane County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 18. Blue eyes, light hair, light complexion, 5’7”. Enlisted for three years on 22 Feb 1864 at Madison, Wisconsin. Mustered 1 Mar 1864 at Camp Randall, Madison. Private. Enrollment credited to Pleasant Spring, Dane County, Wisconsin. Bounty $300, $120 still due at muster out. Joined H Company as a recruit at Camden, Arkansas, on 21 Apr 1864 from the recruiting depot at Madison. Mustered out with company on 29 Aug 1865 at Brownsville, Texas. Post war: Married Betsey Otteson in October 1874. Seven children. They moved to Brandon, Colorado, in 1910. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 boxes 129-13,19; 130-10, 131-14; red book vol 32) (Boulder Historical Society) ("The Grov/Grove Family from Norway to America", by Sue Marvelyn Butterfield Picard, printed privately, 1986.)

GROVE, Hans A.

IA 3rd Inf Co D. Residence: Madison Township near Decorah, Winneshiek County, Iowa. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 19. Enlisted 20 May 1861. Mustered 8 Jun 1861. Private. Discharged from the service 26 Nov 1861, Quincy, Illinois, for disability. Sources: (ISW-I p333) (Decorah Republican, 27 Jul 1865) “Grow, Hans A.”

GROVE, M.

From Valders, Norway. Civil War: Private. Wounded. Post war: Lived in Winneshiek County, Iowa. Sources: (Ulvestad p284)

GROVE, Martin A.

WI 38th Inf Co G. Residence: Black Earth, Dane County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 19. Brown eyes, black hair, dark complexion, 5’10”. Enlisted for one year on 2 Sep 1864 at Black Earth. Mustered into WI 42nd Inf on 6 Sep 1864 at Madison, Wisconsin, and then assigned to the 38th. Private. Recruit. Bounty $100. Wounded at Petersburg, Virginia on 2 Apr 1865. Sent to hospital in Washington, DC. No discharge had been furnished him at time of muster out of his company. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 boxes 170-9; 259-13; red book vol 43)

GROVE, Peder

See FENNE, Peter

GROVE, Peter

See THOMPSON, Peter

GROVEN, Andrew

See SCOTT, Andrew

GROVER, Ole T.

From Vang, Valders, Norway. Civil War: Private. Post war: Lived in Sacred Heart, Minnesota. Sources: (Ulvestad p284)

GROVERMANT, Herman

LA 8th Inf Co B. CSA. Born in Sweden. Civil War: Enlisted 23 Jun 1861 at Camp Moore, Louisiana. Private. Discharged 1865. Sources: (www.borgerkrigen.info)

GROVES, Andrew H.

IA 12th Inf. Residence: Decorah, Winneshiek County, Iowa. Born in Vang, Valders, Norway, on 6 Jun 1839. Came to America with his parents in 1848 to Wisconsin. In June 1850, they moved to Winneshiek County. Civil War: Enlisted. Private. Post war: Died at Decorah on 17 Jun 1908. Sources: (Obituary, Unidentirfied Decorah newspaper dated 24 Jun 1908. DGA)

GROVUM, M.

Residence: Butte, Montana. From Rissedal, Telemark, Norway. Spanish-American War: Sergeant. Sources: (Ulvestad p259)

GROVUM, Ole Nilsen

WI 27th Inf Co H. Residence: Perry, Dane County, Wisconsin. Born in Nissedal, Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 18. Blue eyes, light hair, light complexion, 5’4”, medium build. Enlisted for three years on 18 Aug 1862 at Perry. Mustered 25 Oct 1862 at Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Private. On furlough 28 Jan to 7 Feb 1863. Left sick at Duvall’s Bluff, Arkansas, 29 Aug 1863. Died there of disease on 4 Sep 1863. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 boxes 129-10,19; 130-10, 131-4; red book vol 32) (Love p1103) “Groven, Ole”

GROVUM, Ole O.

From Rissedal, Telemarken, Norway. Civil War: Private. Post war: Lived in Hand County, South Dakota. Sources: (Ulvestad p284)