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From Bergen, Norway. Civil War: Private. Lived at Duluth, Minnesota. Sources: (Ulvestad p340)


From Gausdal, Norway. Civil War: Private. Died in St. Lawrence, Wisconsin (before 1907). Sources: (Ulvestad p340) “Vestli, Amund”


From Gausdal, Norway. Civil War: Private. Wounded and taken prisoner in battle; died in Andersonville Prison. Sources: (Ulvestad p340)

WESLEY, Torger P.

See PETERSON, Torger

WEST, Erick

IA 25th Inf Co G. Residence: Burlington, Iowa. Born in Sweden. Civil War: Age 28. Enlisted 6 Oct 1864. Mustered 8 Oct 1864. Private. Transferred to IA 9th Inf Co G on 30 May 1865. Mustered out 18 Jul 1865. Sources: (ISW-II cd p132; ISW-III cd p111) “West, Errich”

WEST, Peter

IL 82nd Inf Co I. Residence: New York, New York. Born in Evansburg (?), Norway. Civil War: Sailor. Age 25. Unmarried. Blue eyes, light hair, fair complexion, 5’8”. Enlisted for three years on 18 Jul 1862 at Chicago. Mustered 29 Oct 1862 at Camp Butler, Illinois. Private. Deserted on 1 Nov 1862 at Camp Butler. Sources: (ILSA reel 7 p75)


US Navy. Born 8 Apr 1875 in Norway. No War: Enlisted from New York. Chief Machinist’s Mate. Awarded the Medal of Honor. On board the “U.S.S. North Dakota”, on 8 Sep 1910, for extraordinary heroism in the line of his profession during a fire on board that vessel. Sources: (“America’s Medal of Honor Recipients”. Publ. 1977, pp 403, 1022)


WI 15th Inf Co I. Civil War: Captured at New Hope Church. Died in Andersonville. Sources: (Ager p e51)


WI 15th Inf Co H. Residence: Bad Ax, Vernon County, Wisconsin. Born “Ole Tostensen Gullord” on 2 May 1840 in Biri, Oppland, Norway, the eldest son of Tosten Olsen Strandbakken (farm: Gullord) and Berthe Evensdatter Glatestad. He came to America with his parents and siblings on “Flora”, which sailed from Christiania on 15 Jun 1849 and arrived in New York on 23 Aug 1849. They came to Crawford County, Wisconsin. They moved to Coon Prairie, Christiania Township, Vernon County, in 1849. Civil War: Age 22. Unmarried. Enlisted for three years on 29 Dec 1861 at La Crosse, Wisconsin, and mustered at Madison, Wisconsin, 13 Feb 1862. Private. Sick in hospital at Montery, Mississippi, 20 Jul 1862. He was one of two unarmed orderlies who were with Colonel Heg when he captured two armed Rebel sentries by surprising them. Wounded in an arm at Lovejoy Station, Georgia, 4 Sep 1864. Mustered out with Company H at Chattanooga, Tennessee, on 13 Feb 1865. Post wear: Westby married Sarah Andreasdastter Dahl on 16 Nov 1865. They had eleven children. In 1894, he was a merchant in Westby, Vernon County, operating a general store. A musician. He died in Westby on 16 Feb 1890 and is buried in the Coon Prairie graveyard. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 76-10; red book vol 20 p120) (Buslett p579 photo) (Ulvestad p340) (Ager p280 photo; p311) (Oudenstad p123) (Naeseth-Hedberg ’49-2924) “Westby, Ole Tostensen”


WI 11th Inf Co C. Residence: Clyman, Dodge County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 37. Blue eyes, light hair, light complexion, 5’10”. Enlisted for one year on 1 Nov 1864 at Madison, Wisconsin. “Taken up as Anders Johnson”. Mustered 16 Nov 1864. Bounty: $100. Private. Recruit. Mustered out 4 Sep 1865. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 52-5; red book vol 16, p56) “Western, Anders J.” “Johnson, Andres”


IA 30th Inf Co H. Residence: Fairfield, Iowa. Born in Sweden. Civil War: Age 36. Enlisted 13 Aug 1862. Mustered 14 Sep 1862. Private. Promoted to Corporal 15 Dec 1863. Mustered out 5 Jun 1865 at Washington DC. Sources: (ISW-III cd p104)


Spanish-American War: Private. Lived at Tower City, North Dakota. Sources: (Ulvestad p340)


Born 9 Dec 1845 in Norway. Civil War: Age 18. Enlisted 1862. Private. Lived at Volga, South Dakota. Died of a stroke at age 78 on 28 Sep 1824 at Volga and is buried in the Lutheran Cemetery there. Sources: (Ulvestad p340) (SDSHS, WPA Veterans Graves Registration, Brookings County)