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ORSLAND, Herbrand

NY 151st Inf Co ?. Residence: Kendall Township, Orleans County, New York. Born in Norway. Came to America from Flesberg, Numedal in 1838 to Indiana. Fever and sickness drove them back to New York in 1840. Civil War: Enlisted in 1862. Served as a sharpshooter. Taken prisoner in 1864 and sent to Andersonville Prison in Georgia and was there until the war’s end. Post war: After the war, he returned to Kendall and married a French girl, Julienne La Barre, and lived with her on father’s farm. Sources: (“Paa de aeldste norsk-amerikanske Tomter”, Skandinaven, publ. 5 Oct 1934)

ORSON, Clinton

WI 21st Inf Regimental Staff. Residence: Menasha, Wisconsin. Civil War: Married. Mustered 5 Sep 1862. Private. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 106-14)


MN Indian War: "Citizen Soldiers engaged in the Sioux Indian war of 1862". The Scandinavian Guards, organized in Nicollet County, 27 Aug 1862, and who served 21 days. Private. Sources: (MCIW p807).

ORSTAD, Thomas

IL 36th Inf Co F. Residence: Aurora, Kane County, Illinois. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 24. Unmarried. Blue eyes, light hair, fair complexion, 5’6”. Enlisted for three years on 9 Sep 1861 at Aurora. Mustered 12 Sep 1861 at Aurora. Private. Discharged from the service for disability on 4 Jun 1862 at St. Louis, Missouri. Sources: (ILSA reel three p72)

ORSTAD, Thomas

From Klep prestegjeld, Stavanger. Civil War: Private. Post war: Lived at Rodaway, Iowa. Sources: (Ulvestad p320)