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URNESS, Anders J.

WI 15th Inf Co B. Residence: Black Earth, Vermont Township, Dane County, Wisconsin. Born about 1837 in Sogn, Norway. Civil War: Age 24. Unmarried. Enlisted for three years on 28 Oct 1861 at Madison, Wisconsin, and mustered there on 16 Nov 1861. Corporal. Was regimental flag-bearer. Promoted to Sergeant. Wounded in his chest in the Battle of Chickamauga, Georgia, 19 Sep 1863, and sent to hospital. Detached for recruiting duty on 20th, 21st and 22nd of Nov 1863. Mustered out with B Company, 2 Dec 1864, at Chattanooga, Tennessee. In 1868, at Holmes City, Douglas County, Minnesota, he married Antonette Jacobson, who had been born in Hedemark, Norway, on 17 Sep 1845. In 1893, he was living in Urness Township, Douglas County, Minnesota. In 1896, he and his wife moved to Alexandria, Minnesota. He died there in 1901, killed himself using an old revolver he had brought home from the war. He was buried in West Moe Cemetery. His obituary says he was one of four brothers who served in this same Company B of the 15th. Ager writes that there were three brothers, Anders, Ole and Peter. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 76-4; red book vol 20 p36) (Buslett p399) (Ulvestad p261) (Ager p199, photo; p297) (Gjertveit) (Meeker) (“Urness Clan”, by Eunice Urness Sondrol, Buxton ND) (DCHS 1890 Veteran Census card file: Item in Brandon Echo, 4 Jul 1901, p1, tells of “veteran wounded”.) (Federal 1890 Veterans and Widows Census shows him living in Urness Township, Douglas County, Minnesota.) (Obituary, Alexandria Citizen, 4 Jul 1901; p 1 col 6) “Urness, Andrew” “Urnæs, Andrew”

URNESS, Johannes

See ORNIS, John

URNESS, John J.

From Sogn, Norway. Civil War: Private. Lived at Kenyon, Minnesota. Sources: (Ulvestad p339)

URNESS, Ole

From Sogn, Norway. Civil War: Private. Lived at Starbuck, Minnesota. Sources: (Ulvestad p339)

URNESS, Ole Johnson

WI 15th Inf Co B. Residence: Black Earth, Vermont Township, Dane County, Wisconsin. Born 23 Aug 1840 in Sogn, Norway. Came to the US in 1861. Civil War: Age 22. Farmer. Unmarried. Enlisted for three years on 5 Jan 1864 at Madison, Wisconsin, and mustered there on 28 Jan 1864. Private. Recruit. Joined Company B at Strawberry Plains, as a Corporal. Sick 22 May 1864. Promoted to Sergeant. Transferred to Company H at Lookout Creek on 1 Dec 1864. Assigned temporarily to the 24th Infantry. Transferred to 13th Infantry, Company I, on 10 Jun 1865. Mustered out at New Orleans, Louisiana, on 30 Jun 1865, due dysentery. Post war: Took a homestead near Brandon in Douglas County, Minnesota. He married Bathilda Thice, who was born 23 Jul 1859. They were farmers. In 1883, he joined 14 other veterans in organizing the John L. Reynolds GAR post in Douglas County. Ole served as sheriff of Douglas County from 1887 to 1888. The 1890 Veterans and Widows Census lists him living in Urness township, Douglas County, Minnesota. He died 15 Dec 1899. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 76-13; red book vol 20 p36) (Buslett) (Ager p274, photo; p297, e210) (Ulvestad p266) (Gjertveit) (DCHS 1890 Veteran Census card file) (Obituary note, Alexandria Citizen, 21 Dec 1899) (“Urness Clan”, by Eunice Urness Sondrol, Buxton ND) “Unis, Ole”

URNESS, Peter

WI 15th Inf Co B. Residence: Black Earth, Vermont Township, Dane County, Wisconsin. Born 15 Sep 1842 in Sogn, Buskerud, Norway. Civil War: Age 18. Unmarried. Enlisted for three years on 29 Jan 1862 at Madison, Wisconsin, and mustered there on 31 Jan 1862. Private. Sick in hospital in Bowling Green, Kentucky, 17 Sep 1862, and died there of disease (dysentery) on 19 Oct 1862. Buried in National Cemetery, Nashville, Tennessee; section N, grave 236. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 boxes 76-4, 77-8; red book vol 20 p36) (Buslett p400) (Ulvestad p339) (Gjertveit) (Ager p297) (Hedberg) (“Urness Clan”, by Eunice Urness Sondrol, Buxton ND)