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REIALSEN, Lars

From Flaa, Hallingdal, Norway. Spanish-American War: Private. Post war: Lived in Browntown, Wisconsin. Sources: (Ulvestad p324)

REIERSEN, Christian A.

TX 3rd Cav Co A. CSA. Residence: Prairieville, Kaufman County, Texas. Born “Christian August Reiersen” on 17 Sep 1842 at Holt prestegjeld, Tvedestrand, near Kristiansand, Norway. Civil War: Private. Enlisted for one year at Palestine, Anderson County, Texas, on 11 May 1861, as a Private in A.T.Rainey’s Company. Re-assigned to the TX 3rd Cav on 3 Jun 1861. Detached to ride with the 21st Georgia Cavalry Battalion (White’s) during Mar – Apr 1863. Post war: Died 6 Jan 1910 in Bosque County, Texas. Sources: ("Norwegian Soldiers in Confederate Forces" by C.A.Clausen & Derwood Johnson, publ. in Norwegian-American Studies, volume 25, Northfield, Minnesota. p115) (Ulvestad p324) (www.borgerkrigen.info) “Reierson, Christian”

REIERSEN, Fingar

IA 12th Inf Co G. Born “Finger Reiersen, Engereie” in Eggedal, Sigdal, Norway, about 1824. Civil War: Enlisted Oct 1861. Private. Discharged from the service for disability (liver disease) in 1863. Post war: He lived at Melby, Douglas County, Minnesota. Died 24 May 1897 in Pope County, Minnesota, where he had gone for medical treatment. Buried in Evansville, Minnesota, Cemetery. Sources: (DCHS 1890 Veterans Census card file) (Obituary, The Evansville Enterprise, 4 Jun 1897; p1 col 4) (Ulvestad p324) (Rokke)

REIERSEN, Gerhard

Texas Foot Riflemen, 1st Regiment, Co F – Capt. Arnold’s Company. Mexican war. Residence: Henderson County, Texas. From Holt prestegjeld, Tvedestrand, Norway. Civil War: Private. Mustered out in 1846 (?). Sources: (Ulvestad p324) (email, Derwood Johnson, Waco TX)

REIERSEN, Jens Lassen

From Holt, Norway. Civil War: Private. Served with a Settlers' force in the Indian wars in Texas. Post war: Died in Bosque County, Texas, in 1894. Sources: (Ulvestad p324)

REIERSEN, Ole

WI 44th Inf Co C. Residence: Iola, Waupaca County, Wisconsin. Enlistment credited to Nekimi, Winnebago County. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 44. Married. Blue eyes, sandy hair, light complexion, 5’6”. Enlisted for one year on 29 Oct 1864 at Waupaca, Wisconsin. Mustered 7 Nov 1864 at Madison, Wisconsin. Bounty $100. Private. Sick in hospital at Madison since 3 Aug 1865. Discharged there on 8 Aug 1865. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 180-4; red book vol 49; blue book)

REIERSEN, Ole

From Næs, Jernværk, Norway. Civil War: Private. Post war: Died in Iola, Wisconsin (before 1907). Sources: (Ulvestad p324)

REIERSEN, Ole

Civil War: Private. Post war: Lived in Iowa. Sources: (Ulvestad p324)

REIERSEN, Oscar

From Holt Prestegjeld, Tvedestrand, Norway. Civil War: Private. Post war: Lived in Louisville, Kentucky. Sources: (Ulvestad p324)

REIERSEN, Peder

TX From Holt, Norway. Civil War: Private. Served in Indian and Civil wars. He was a member of the Settlers “Home Guard” in the Indian Wars and in a Texas unit in the Civil War: Died in Bosque County, Texas, in 1862, during the war. Sources: (Ulvestad p324)

REIERSON, Charles N.

TX 31st Cav Co A. CSA. Born “Karl Nicolai Reiersen” on 24 Jun 1817 at Holt, Norway. Civil War: Enlisted for the war on 3 Oct 1862 at Newtonia, Missouri. Private. [Previously he had been a Private in Captain H.W. Kyser’s “Kaufman Guards” in Kaufman County.] He was captured on 12 Oct 1862 near Bentonville, Arkansas, and held at St. Louis, Missouri. He was exchanged on 23 Apr 1863 at Allen’s Point, Virginia. Post war: Died 21 Aug 1899 in Henderson County, Texas. Sources: (“Norwegian Soldiers in Confederate Forces” by C.A.Clausen & Derwood Johnson, publ. in Norwegian-American Studies, volume 25, Northfield, Minnesota. p115) (www.borgerkrigen.info)

REIERSON, Enock J.

WI 15th Inf Co D. Residence: Chicago, Illinois. Born in Stavanger, Norway. Civil War: Sailor. Age 33. Married. Brown eyes, brown hair, fair complexion, 5’5”. Enlisted for three years on 30 Sep 1861 at Chicago and mustered 15 Nov 1861 at Madison, Wisconsin. Private. He was given leave from Camp Randall and while away he suffered a strain that made him unfit for service. He was discharged from the service for disability, 6 Feb 1862. Muster rolls for WI 15th Inf Co A indicate that he had been transferred there, and he was listed on that company’s roll for awhile; then moved to C Company and on to D Company. Discharged from the service for disability on 6 Feb 1862 at Camp Randall, Madison. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 76-6,15; red book vol 20 p 20, p 64) (Ager p302) (Ulvestad p324) “Reiersen, Enock”

REIERSON, George

See REIERSEN, Gerhard

REIERSON, John H.

TX 20th Cav Co C. CSA. Residence: Prairieville, Kaufman County, Texas. Born “Johan Heinrich Reiersen” on 17 Dec 1840 near Kristiansand, Norway. Civil War: Enlisted for one year on 10 Mar 1862 at Kaufman County, Texas. Private. Promoted to Sergeant Major and assigned to the Regimental Staff sometime before the Battle of Honey Springs in the Indian Territory 17 Jul 1863. In this battle he was singled out for praise by his Colonel and was cited for conspicuous bravery by Brigadier General Douglas Cooper. On 22 Jun 1864 he was promoted to Second Lieutenant. Post war: He died on 12 Dec 1921 at Kaufman, Texas, and is buried in the Kaufman Cemetery. Sources: (“Norwegian Soldiers in Confederate Forces” by C.A.Clausen & Derwood Johnson, publ. in Norwegian-American Studies, volume 25, Northfield, Minnesota. p115) (Ulvestad p324) (www.borgerkrigen.info)

REIERSON, Ole

Civil War: Post war: Buried at New Hope, Iola, Wisconsin; stone reads “7 Sep 1821 – 10 Jan 1899”. Sources: (Wisconsin Cemetery Records)

REIERSON, Oscar

VA 35th Cav Co F. CSA. Born “Oscar Reiersen” on 29 Oct 1836 in Copenhagen, Denmark, the son of a Norwegian father. Young Oscar grew up in Norway. Came to Texas with his family in 1845. Went to Charlotesville, Virginia, to study law. Civil War: Enlisted 1861. Discharged before 17 Mar 1863. Post war: Died 10 May 1913 at Louisville, Kentucky. Sources: (www.borgerkrigen.info)

REIERSON, Otto Th.

TX 3rd Cav Co G. CSA. Born “Otto Theodor Reiersen” on 7 Dec 1842 at Strengereid, Holt, Norway. Civil War: Enlisted for one year on 3 Jun 1861 at Jefferson, Texas. Private. He had previously been a Private in Capt. J.Wharton’s “Texas Wide Awakes” in Kaufman County, part of the 13th Brigade of the Texas State Troops. In hospital at Little Rock, Arkansas, from May through Aug 1862. Wounded at Spring Hill, Tennessee, on 5 Mar 1863. Absent because of his wound from Mar through Jun 1863. On extra duty taking care of government mules during Sep – Oct 1863. Was taken prisoner 14 Jun 1864 during fighting at Lost Mountain, Georgia. Held at Camp Morton, Indiana. Exchanged Mar 1865. Post war: Was living in 1880. Sources: (“Norwegian Soldiers in Confederate Forces” by C.A.Clausen & Derwood Johnson, publ. in Norwegian-American Studies, volume 25, Northfield, Minnesota. p115) (www.borgerkrigen.info)

REIERSON, Skak

WI 45th Inf Co E. Residence: Blooming Grove, Dane County, Wisconsin. Enlistment credited to Hampton, Columbia County. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 18. Unmarried. Black eyes, black hair, fair complexion, 5’9”. Enlisted for one year on 14 Feb 1865 at Madison, Wisconsin, and mustered there on 27 Feb 1865. Bounty $100, $33.33 paid. Private. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 183-6; red book vol 50)

REIGSTAD, Simon

See OLSEN, Simon

REINERSON, Andrew

IL 53rd Inf Co C. Residence: Ottawa, La Salle County, Illinois. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 20. Unmarried. Blue eyes, light hair, light complexion, 5’5”. Enlisted for three years on 26 Oct 1861 at Ottawa. Mustered there on 1 Feb 1862. Private. Mustered out on 24 Mar 1865 at Goldsboro, North Carolina, expiration of term of service. Sources: (ILSA reel 5 p16)

REINERTSEN, Otto A.

From Fæderen, Norway. Civil War: Private. Post war: Lived in Lorin, California. Sources: (Ulvestad p324)

REISERSON, Oscar

VA 35th Cav Battalion. CSA. Born in Lillesand. Civil War: Sources: (www.borgerkrigen.info)

REISHORS, Ole S.

MN Hv Arty 1st Reg Co D. Residence not shown. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 21 (31?). Enrolled 5 Oct 1864. Mustered the same day. Private. Discharged from the service with his company, 26 Sep 1865. Sources: (MINN p585) (MCIW p622)

REISHUS, Ole S.

MN 1st Inf Co D. From Flatdal, Telemarken, Norway. Born in 1843. Came with his parents to America in 1843. Eventually settled in Fillmore County, Minnesota. Civil War: Mustered 4 Oct 1864. Private. An artilleryman. In the Civil War, he served in the 1st Minnesota Battery as company clerk. He was also clerk of general courts martial at Chattanooga, Tennessee. Mustered out 15 Oct 1865. Post war: Lived in Granite Falls, Minnesota. Married in 1867 to Ingobar Olson, a native of Norway. Sources: (Compendium of History and Biography of Central and Northern Minnesota, Publ. by Geo A. Ogle & Co, Chicago, 1904. p489) (Civil War Census information from Allard E Stevens, Granite Falls, Minnesota) (Ulvestad p324)

REISHUS, Tobias Knudsen

From Flatdal, Telemarken, Norway. Civil War: Private. Post war: Died in Cottonwood, Minnesota, in 1904. Sources: (Ulvestad p324)

REISTAD, Simon C.

WI 25th Inf Co K. Residence: Coon Prairie, Vernon County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Married. Age 40. Brown eyes, brown hair, dark complexion, 5’7”. Enlisted for three years on 15 Aug 1862 at Viroqua, Wisconsin. Mustered 14 Sep 1862 at La Crosse, Wisconsin. Private. “Was ever present with the Company and was noted as a Brave and faithful soldier and was promoted to Corporal December ’63 and was in all marches and Battles up to July 22nd when killed. Being one of the seventeen that charged two hundred Rebels and drove them in the Streets of Decatur Ga. He was killed in the street, a martyr to his country which he had adopted.” Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 121-15; red book vol 30)

REITAN, Gilbert

See ANDERSON, Gilbert

REITAN, Ole Olsen

From Falebu, Gudbrandsdalen, Norway. Civil War: Corporal. Killed at Atlanta, Georgia, 22 Jul 1864. Sources: (Ulvestad p265)

REITAN, Svend

See RITON, Samuel

REITAN, Thorvald Anderson

From Aalen, Sondre Trondhjems Amt. Civil War: Private. Died in Allamakee County, Iowa, in 1865. Sources: (Ulvestad p324)