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OVERIN, Simeon

WI 8th Inf Co I. Residence: Jackson, La Crosse County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 31. Farmer. Blue eyes, light hair, light complexion, 5’8”. Enlisted for three years on 6 Sep 1861 at La Crosse and mustered 13 Sep 1861 at Madison, Wisconsin. Private. Died at Como Hospital, St. Lewis (sic) of phthias pulmonalis. Sources: (WHS red book vol 13 p 172)


From Flatdal, Telemarken, Norway. Indian War: Private. Post war: Lived in Hawley, Minnesota. Sources: (Ulvestad p320)


WI 49th Inf Co B. Residence: Nacedah, Juneau County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 35. Blue eyes, brown hair, light complexion, 5’7”. Enlisted for one year on 17 Feb 1865 at Madison, Wisconsin. Mustered 25 Feb 1865 at Madison. Bounty $100, $33.33 paid. Private. Post war: Buried at Fountain, New Lisbon, Wisconsin. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 193-4,14,20) (Wisconsin Cemetery Records) (Hedberg)


WI 15th Inf Co C. Residence: Norway Township, Racine County, Wisconsin. Born in Telemark, Norway about 1928. Civil War: Age 23. Unmarried. Enlisted for three years on 5 Nov 1861 at Waterford, Wisconsin, and mustered at Madison, Wisconsin, on 2 Dec 1861. Private. Promoted to Corporal. Wounded at Chickamauga, Georgia, 19 Sep 1863, and was sent to Chattanooga and then to Madison, Wisconsin. Was found to be unfit for further service and was discharged there on 9 Aug 1864. He was named a Brevet (Honorary) Captain on 20 Aug 1867, effective from 20 Sep 1863, for bravery displayed during the Battle of Chickamauga. When his captain was killed, Overson took a position in front of C Company and encouraged his comrades to hold their position even while they were hard pressed. Post war: He lived in Trempealeau County, Wisconsin. He was granted a pension of $16 a month because of the wound to his left foot. He died before 1907. Sources: (WHS red book vol 20 p 42) (Buslett p425, p426 photo) (Ulvestad p256,258) (Ager p276, photo; p299) (Gjertveit) (Meeker) (“Pensioners on the Roll as of January 1, 1883 (living in Wisconsin)”, Park Genealogical Books, Roseville, Minnesota publ. 1998.) “Overson, Jens” “Overson, Jacob”


MN 2nd Inf Co E. Residence not shown. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 21. Enrolled 5 Jul 1861. Mustered the same day. Private. Deserted from Fort Snelling, 5 Oct 1861. Sources: (MINN p82) (MCIW p134)


US Engineer Regiment of the West, Co K. Residence: Burlington, Iowa. Born in Sweden. Civil War: Age 44. Enlisted 20 Sep 1861 as Artificer. Mustered 31 Oct 1861. Discharged 30 Apr 1862 at St. Louis, Missouri. Sources: (ISW-VI cd p17)

ØVERFÆT, Ingebrigt

From Lærdal, Sogn, Norway. Spanish-American War: Private. Was a gunner on board the ship “Brooklyn” in the battle of Santiago. Post war: Lived at Crawford County, Wisconsin. Sources: (Ulvestad p341)