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Residence: Richland County, Wisconsin. From Lands Prestegjeld, Norway. Civil War: Private. Died in a hospital during the war. Sources: (Ulvestad p301)


Residence: Richland County, Wisconsin. From Lands Prestegjeld, Norway. Civil War: Private. Died on a battlefield. Sources: (Ulvestad p301)


From Telemarken, Norway. Civil War: He reported and served under the name of Hans Halvorsen of Belgrade, Minnesota. Private. Sources: (Ulvestad p301)


Civil War: Private. "Soren Kjeldalen, who had just come home from the Civil war and wanted to start life anew in Minnesota." Sources: ("Wisconsin, My Home" by Erna Oleson Xan, p30)


WI 15th Inf Co E. Residence: York, Green County, Wisconsin. Born “Kjellesvig” at Etne, Hordaland, Norway. Civil War: Age 22. Unmarried. Enlisted 29 Nov 1861. Mustered 8 Dec 1861 at Madison, Wisconsin. Private. Left sick in hospital at Iuka, Mississippi, on 20 Aug 1862. Wounded and taken prisoner, 30 Dec 1862, at Battle of Stone's River, near Murfreesboro, Tennessee. Paroled and sent to hospital at Annapolis, Maryland. Moved to Benton Barracks, St. Louis, Missouri, 9 Jun 1863. Restored to service on 9 Jun 1863. Wounded in an ankle at Chickamauga, Georgia, 19 Sep 1863 and sent to hospital at Chattanooga, where he was on 20 Nov 1863. He was in Nashville on 11 Dec 1863. Wounded accidentally in his right hand at Atlanta. Mustered out with Company in Chattanooga, Tennessee, 20 Dec 1864. Post war: Lived at Mt. Horeb, Wisconsin. In April 1880, he was granted a pension of $6 a month because of the wounds to his left hand and to his right leg. Buried at York, Blanchardville, Wisconsin; stone reads “1841 – 1919”. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 76-7; red book vol 20 p76) (TAR) (Buslett p484) (Ulvestad p301) (Ager p192, photo; p304) (Quiner p 621, 625) (Wisconsin Cemetery Records) (Meeker) (“Pensioners on the Roll as of January 1, 1883 living in Wisconsin”, Park Genealogical Books, Roseville, Minnesota publ. 1998.) “Kjellesvig, Amund” “Kjellesvig, Anan” “Kjellesvig, Anson” “Kjellesvig, Anon” “Kjellerrig, Anond” “Kelsevig, Anon” “Kelsevig, Amund” “Kjelsvik, Amon”


WI 42nd Inf Co H. Residence: Spring Valley, Rock County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 30. Blue eyes, brown hair, fair complexion, 5’9½”. Enlisted for one year on 11 Jan 1865 at Janesville, Wisconsin. Mustered there the same day. Bounty $100. Recruit. Private. Died of disease (erysipelas) at Mound City, Illinois, on 1 May 1865. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 176-9; red book vol 47) (Love p1119) “Kelstrup, Peter”




MN Hv Arty 1st Reg Co B. Born in Beggli, Nummedal, Norway, 22 Dec 1838, a son of parents Stener H. Kjemhus and Kari (born Kjontvedt). Came to America in 1854 and lived in Illinois. In 1859, he went to Fillmore County, Minnesota. In 1860 he went to Norway and returned in '61. Civil War: In 1862 he volunteered and was assigned to the Wisconsin 15th Infantry Company B (WI 15th Inf Co B), serving from 1862 to 1863. Private. Fought at Nashville, Tennessee. He was seriously wounded in the battle of Chattanooga, Tennessee, and was given an honorable discharge due to his wounds. Later he enlisted in the 1st Minnesota Heavy Artillery, serving there from 1 Oct 1864 to 26 Jul 1865. He became a Sergeant. Post war: In 1867, he filed for a homestead northwest of Cottonwood in Yellow Medicine County, Minnesota. He married Oline Stevens on 5 Jun 1868. Seven children. After 35 years on their farm, they moved into the town of Cottonwood. Oline died 2 Jan 1915. Knute died 23 Jan 1924 at Lake Park, Minnesota, at the home of his daughter. Buried in Silo cemetery. Sources: (1890 Civil War Census) (Allard E Stevens, Granite Falls, Minnesota) (Article by Margit Bergseid, in "Numedalslaget Aarbok No. 14" Publ. 1928. p108) (Ulvestad p301) (Unidentified handwritten obituary) “Kjemhus, Knut Stenersen”.


Brother of Knute Kjemhus. Said to have served in the Civil War: Private. Sources: (Unidentified handwritten obituary)


From Eidanger, Norway. Civil War: Private. Post war: Died in Scandinavia, Wisconsin (before 1907) Sources: (Ulvestad p301)


From Eidanger, Norway. Civil War: Private. Post war: Lived in Elberon, Wisconsin. Sources: (Ulvestad p301)

KJENSRUD, Amund Jakobson

CO 2nd Inf. Residence: Denver, Colorado. Born in Hedalen, Valders, Norway. Civil War: Private. Killed by southern "bushwakers" in New Mexico. Sources: (Letter to Minneapolis Norwegian Language Newspaper, 1892, signed A.K.Brenden, Bend OR) (Boulder Historical Society)




Residence: Worth County, Iowa. From Aardal, Ryfylke, Norway. Civil War: Corporal. Sources: (Ulvestad p264)


Residence: Primrose, Dane County, Wisconsin. From Aardal, Ryfylke, Norway. Civil War: Corporal. Sources: (Ulvestad p264)