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RASCH, Charles J.

WI 3rd Inf Co K. Residence: Chicago, Cook County, Illinois. Born in Norway. Civil War: Medical student. Married. Age 21. Blue eyes, brown hair, blonde complexion, 5’10½”. Enlisted for three years on 18 May 1861 at Madison, Wisconsin. Mustered 29 Jun 1861 at Fond du Lac, Wisconsin. Private. Transferred to the Regimental Staff as a Hospital Steward on 30 Jun 1861. Sources: (WHS red book vol 9 p202)

RASK, ?

Spanish-American War: Private. Post war: Lived in North La Crosse, Wisconsin. Sources: (Ulvestad p324)

RASK, Christian Oleson

MN 4th Inf Co K. Residence: Caledonia, Houston County, Minnesota. Born in Norway; military records list Sweden. Civil War: Age 25. Drafted. Mustered in 5 Dec 1864. Private. Discharged from the service with his regiment, 19 Jul 1865. Sources: (MINN p225) (MCIW p241) (Ulvestad p324). “Oleson, Christian”

RASK, O. H.

Residence: Minneapolis, Minnesota. From Naes, Hallingdal, Norway. Spanish-American War: Captain. Died in the Philippines. Sources: (Ulvestad p256)

RASK, Peder O.

MN 2nd Inf Co B. Residence: Caledonia, Houston County, Minnesota. Born in Valders, Norway. Civil War: Age 23. Drafted. Mustered 5 Oct 1864. Private. Discharged from the service with his regiment, 11 Jul 1865. Sources: (MINN p66) (MCIW) (Ulvestad p324) “Rash, Peter”

RASK, Sam

From Naes, Hallingdal, Norway. Spanish-American War: Lieutenant. Post war: Lived at Blooming Prairie, Minnesota, in 1907. Sources: (Ulvestad p258)

RASKO (?), Mathias

MN Cavalry. Civil War: Private. Served in Indian and Civil wars. Served in a Cavalry Regiment from Minnesota. Sources: (Ulvestad p324)

RASMONSON, Knute

IA 38th Inf Co E. Residence: Winneshiek County, Iowa. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 19. Enlisted 11 Jan 1864. Mustered 3 Feb 1864. Private. Transferred to Iowa 34th & 38th Infantry Consolidated, Company K, on 1 Jan 1865. Mustered out 15 Aug 1865, Houston, Texas. Sources: (ISW-V p475,912) [One entry gives home as Dubuque, Iowa.]

RASMUS, Theodore

MN 4th Inf Co D. Residence not shown. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 26. Substitute. Mustered 3 Sep 1864. Private. Discharged from the service 26 May 1865. Sources: (MCIW)

RASMUSON, Aslak

WI 15th Inf Co K. Residence: Fillmore County, Minnesota. Civil War: Age 21. Unmarried. Blue eyes, blond hair, fair complexion, 5’10”. Farmer. Enlisted for three years on 11 Feb 1862 in Fillmore County and mustered at Madison, Wisconsin, the same day (?). Private. Left sick at Mississippi River Island No. 10 on 11 Jun 1862. In hospital at Farmington, Mississippi, in July, 1862. Died of chronic diarrhea at the general hospital at Jefferson Barracks, St. Louis, Missouri, 6 Aug 1862. Buried there; section 10, grave 8. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 boxes 76-12, 77-8; red book vol 20 p148) (Buslett p640) (Ulvestad p324) (Ager p319)

RASMUSON, John W.

IL 104th Inf Co G. Residence: Mission, La Salle County, Illinois. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 28. Unmarried. Light eyes, light hair, light complexion, 5’10”. Enlisted for three years on 15 Aug 1862 at Mission. Mustered 27 Aug 1862 at Ottawa, Illinois. Private. Discharged from the service for disability on 11 May 1863 at Brentwood, Tennessee. Sources: (ILSA reel 9 p56)

RASMUSON, Ole

WI 27th Inf Co H. Residence: Hubbard, Dodge County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Shoemaker. Age 33. Blue eyes, dark hair, fair complexion, 5’6”. Enlisted for three years on 22 Feb 1864 at Madison, Wisconsin. Mustered 1 Mar 1864 at Camp Randall, Madison. Bounty $300, 240 still due at muster out. Private. Joined Company H at Little Rock, Arkansas, on 3 May 1864, from the recruiting depot at Madison. On 30 Oct 1864, he is shown as returning to duty from hospital. Absent at New Orleans, Louisiana, since 22 Feb 1865, guarding regimental property. On 3 Mar 1865, he re-joined the company from detached service at Algiers, Louisiana. Mustered out 29 Aug 1865. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 boxes 129-13,19; 130-10; red book vol 32)

RASMUSSEN, Anthony

WI 44th Inf Co B. Residence: Sheboygan, Wisconsin. Born in Denmark. Civil War: Age 26. Farmer. Unmarried. Blue eyes, sandy hair, fair complexion, 5’9”. Enlisted for one year on 29 Sep 1864 at Fond du Lac, Wisconsin. Mustered there the same day. Private. Mustered out on 2 Jul 1865 at Paducah, Kentucky. Sources: (WHS red book vol 49; blue book)

RASMUSSEN, Fred

WI 14th Inf Co G. Residence: New Denmark, Brown County, Wisconsin. Born in Denmark. Civil War: Age 32. Farmer. Married. Blue eyes, light hair, ruddy complexion, 5’8”. Drafted. Mustered 4 Oct 1864. Private. Took part in the Siege of Fort Spanish, Alabama, in 1865. Sources: (WHS red book vol 19, p136)

RASMUSSEN, George Nelson

Born in Kellogg, Minnesota, on 9 Apr 187, a son of Nels P. Rasmussen and Henrietta Harncane. Spanish-American War: Enlisted in 1898 in Co G, a Valley City, North Dakota, unit. Private. Post war: A farmer near Dazey, Barnes County, North Dakota. Sources: (Ulvestad p324) (GAR Joseph Weiser Post # 66 Records¸ Valley City ND Historical Society.)

RASMUSSEN, Henry

Civil War: Post war: Buried at North Cape, Wisconsin; stone reads “1840 – 1905, buried Soldiers Home, Milwaukee” (sic) Sources: (Wisconsin Cemetery Records)

RASMUSSEN, Jacob

WI 29th Inf Co I. Residence: Ashippun, Dodge County, Wisconsin. Civil War: Age 26. Enlisted for three years on 12 Aug 1862 at Hartford, Wisconsin. Mustered 27 Sep 1862 at Madison, Wisconsin. Private. Wounded in action at Champion Hills, Mississippi, 16 May 1863. Mustered out 22 Jun 1865 at Shreveport, Louisiana. Sources: (WHS red book vol 34)

RASMUSSEN, Jacob

From Gjerpen, Norway. Civil War: Private. Post war: Lived in Martell, Wisconsin. Sources: (Ulvestad p324)

RASMUSSEN, Knut

Residence: Winneshiek County, Iowa. From Stavanger, Norway. Civil War: Private. Post war: Lived in Clay County, Minnesota. Sources: (Ulvestad p324)

RASMUSSEN, Oscar

WI 37th Inf Co B. Born 1894. First World War: Private. Post war: Died at age 42 in 1936 at Elk Point, South Dakota, and is buried there in the North Brule Creek Cemetery, block 2, lot 28, grave 1. Sources: (SDSHS WPA Veterans Cemetery Records, Union County)

RASMUSSEN, Rasmus

WI 44th Inf Co B. Residence: New Hope, Portage County, Wisconsin. Born in Denmark. Civil War: Age 36. Farmer. Married. Blue eyes, light hair, light complexion, 5’2”. Enlisted for one year on 25 Sep 1864 at Waupaca, Wisconsin. Mustered on 1 Oct 1864 at Madison, Wisconsin. Private. Sick in Nashville, Tennessee hospital since 22 Mar 1865. Mustered out 20 May 1865 at Nashville. Sources: (WHS red book vol 49; blue book)

RASMUSSON, Erasmus

IL 104th Inf Co G. Residence: Mission, La Salle County, Illinois. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 20. Unmarried. Gray eyes, light hair, light complexion, 5’10”. Privaate. Died of disease on 13 Nov 1862 at Bowling Green, Kentucky. Sources: (ILSA reel 9 p57)

RASMUSSON, John

WI 43rd Inf Co A. Residence: Whitewater, Walworth County, Wisconsin. Born in Denmark. Civil War: Age 20. Farmer. Unmarried. Hazel eyes, brown hair, dark complexion, 5’6”. Enlisted for one year on 31 Aug 1864 at Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Mustered there the same day. Private. Mustered out with his company on 24 Jun 1865 at Nashville, Tennessee. Sources: (WHS red book vol 48; blue book 49)

RASMUSSON, Knud

MN Hv Arty 1st Reg Co D. Residence: Preston, Fillmore County, Minnesota. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 34. Enrolled 1 Oct 1864. Mustered 10 Oct 1864. Private. Discharged from the service 20 Jun 1865. Sources: (MINN p585) (MCIW p622) (Ulvestad p324) (“History of Fillmore County”, publ 1912, p153) “Rasmussen, Knud” “Rasmussoy, Knud”

RASMUSSON, Niels

WI 26th Inf Co D. Residence: Racine, Racine County, Wisconsin. Born in Denmark. Civil War: Age 38. Farmer. Unmarried. Blue eyes, gray hair, light complexion, 5’5”. Enlisted for three years on 20 Aug 1862 at Racine. Mustered 7 Sep 1862 at Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Private. Wounded in the Battle of Chancellorsville, Virginia, on 2 May 1863. Transferred to the Veterans Reserve Corps on 13 Nov 1863. Post war: Granted a pension of $4 a month because of a wound to his right arm. Sources: (WHS red book vol 31) (“Pensioners on the Roll as of January 1, 1883 (living in Wisconsin)”, Park Genealogical Books, Roseville, Minnesota publ. 1998.)

RASMUSSON, Ole

WI 47th Inf Co D. Residence: Scandinavia, Waupaca County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 23. Unmarried. Gray eyes, brown hair, dark complexion, 5’9”. Enlisted for one year on 30 Jan 1865 at Waupaca, Wisconsin. Mustered 10 Feb 1865 at Madison, Wisconsin. Bounty $100. Appointed Corporal on 12 Feb 1865. In hospital at Tullahoma, Tennessee, from 19 Jul 1865 through at least the end of the month. Mustered out from Tullahoma on 27 Jul 1865. Post war: There is a “Ole N. Rasmussen 1840-1909” stone is in Scandinavia Lutheran Cemetery Sect. II Row 1, Scandinavia. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 188-5,15; red book vol 52) (KJR) (USGenWeb Archives by Geraldine Trinrud gertrin@gglbbs.com) “Rasmussen, Ole”

RASMUSSON, Ole

WI 49th Inf Co D. Residence: Scandinavia, Wisconsin. Born 22 Jun 1841 at Gjerpen, Norway, son of Rasmus and Dorothe Bestul. Came to America in 1853 with his parents and his grandfather, John Gromstul. Civil War: Enlisted. Promoted to Corporal. Discharged from the service 27 Jul 1865 at Nashville, Tennessee. Post war: Married on 26 Apr 1868 to Maren (Kvie) Nelson. Twelve children. Started a sawmill in Helvetia, Wisconsin. Died 6 Jun 1930 at Iola, Wisconsin. Buried in Zion Cemetery, Iola. Sources: (Ulvestad p262) (www.slekt.org/utvandring/bestul_family_tree) (Letter: Marwin Wrolstad)

RASMUSSON, Peter

WI 26th Inf Co D. Residence: Racine, Racine County, Wisconsin. Born in Denmark. Civil War: Age 21. Farmer. Unmarried. Gray eyes, gray hair, light complexion, 5’4”. Enlisted for three years on 18 Aug 1862 at Racine. Mustered 7 Sep 1862 at Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Private. Absent sick since 9 Dec 1862. Sources: (WHS red book vol 31)

RASNESS, Erick M.

WI 15th Inf Co B. Residence: Koshkonong, Wisconsin. Civil War: Enlisted 3 Dec 1861. Corporal. Mustered out 2 Dec 1864. Sources: (Ager p294)

RASSMASSER, John Hansen

IA 8th Inf Co A. Residence: Davenport, Iowa. Born in Denmark. Civil War: Age 20. Enlisted 17 Jan 1865. Mustered the same day. Private. Wounded in his left thigh on 27 Mar 1865 at Spanish Fort, Alabama. Mustered out 24 Jun 1865 at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Sources: (ISW-I cd p119)

RASSMUSSEN, Peter O.

US Army, 16th Cav, Troop I. Born 13 Jan 1898 at Koldint, Denmark, son of Ole Rassmussen and Ida Andersen. First World War: Age 19. Entered service on 13 Dec 1917 at Fort Logan, Colorado. Died 15 Oct 1918 at Fort Logan, a suicide. Buried in Nazareth Cemetery, Beresford, South Dakota, lot 18, grave 11. Sources: (SDSHS WPA Veterans Cemetery Records, Lincoln County)