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RISA, Even

Spanish-American War: Private. Post war: Lived in Valley City, North Dakota. Sources: (Ulvestad p325)


MN Indian War: "Citizen Soldiers engaged in the Sioux Indian war of 1862". A company of citizens organized and attached to 9th Regiment, Co B; served during August and September 1862, performing active service in and about Glencoe, Forest City and Hutchinson. They were engaged in several sharp exchanges with the Indians. Private. Sources: (MCIW p771) (Ulvestad p325)

RISTE, Osten

From Valders, Norway. Civil War: Private. Served in Indian and Civil wars. Post war: Died in Brandon, South Dakota (before 1907). Sources: (Ulvestad p325)


From Hallingdal, Norway. Civil War: Private. Post war: Lived in Rock County, Wisconsin. Sources: (Ulvestad p324)

RISUM, Charles

From Risor, Norway. Civil War: Private. Post war: Died in Orfordville, Wisconsin, in 1899. Buried at Luther Valley, Beloit, Wisconsin; stone reads “8 Oct 1847 – 23 Oct 1899”. Sources: (Ulvestad p325) (Wisconsin Cemetery Records) “Risum, Carl L”

RISUM, Lewis

WI 40th Inf Co A. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 18 Farmer. Blue eyes, light hair, light complexion, 5’11”. Enlisted for 100 days on 24 May 1864 at Janesville, Wisconsin. Mustered 18 Jun 1864 at Madison, Wisconsin. Private. Mustered out 16 Sep 1864 at Madison. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 174-3; red book vol 45) “Risum, Louis”

RISUM, Otto Axel

WI 15th Inf Co G. Residence: Spring Valley, Rock County, Wisconsin. Born in Christiania, Norway, 23 Feb 1835, son of a printer. In 1845, his family moved to Risör. Otto became a seaman. In 1856, he came to Chicago. Civil War: Age 27. Unmarried. Farmer. Blue eyes, brown hair, light complexion, 5’9”. Enlisted for three years on 16 Oct 1861 at Beloit and mustered 12 Dec 1861 at Madison. Designated Sergeant. After battle of Chickamauga, Georgia, he was transferred to the Regimental Staff and promoted to Sergeant Major, on 1 Mar 1864. Re-enlisted for three years on 1 Jan 1864 at Strawberry Plains, Tennessee. Bounty $402. Re-mustered on 25 Apr 1864 at McDonald’s Station, Tennessee. Commissioned First Lieutenant and assigned as Regimental Adjutant on 15 Oct 1864 with rank from 24 Sep 1864. Mustered out in Chattanooga, Tennessee, 19 Feb 1865. Post war: From 1873 to 1877, he was postmaster in Pulsifer, Wisconsin. By 1916, he was living in Los Angeles, California. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 boxes 76-2,9,14; 78-1; red book vol 20 p2, p98) (Buslett p325, photo) (Ulvestad p253) (Ager p272, photo; p290) (Gjertveit) (Hedberg)