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WILBERG, Andreas J.

From Telemarken, Norway. Spanish-American War: Private. Post war: Lived at Roosevelt, Minnesota. Sources: (Ulvestad p340)

WILHELMSEN, Mads

From Vang, Valders, Norway. Civil War: Private. Lived at Norske, Wisconsin. Sources: (Ulvestad p340)

WILHELMSON, Wilhelm J.

IA 46th Inf Co F. Age 18. Winneshiek County, Iowa. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 18. Enlisted for 100 days on 28 May 1864. Mustered 10 Jun 1864. Private. Mustered out 23 Sep 1864, Davenport, Iowa, expiration of term of service. Sources: (ISW-V p1451)

WILKIN, ?

From Voss, Norway. Civil War: Private. Wounded and died in a field hospital a short while later. Sources: (Ulvestad p340)

WILKIN, Edwin

DT 1st Cavalry Battalion Co A. Civil War: Private. Sources: (Index of Compiled Service Records, North Dakota Archives, roll 6099) “Wilkins, Edwin”

WILKINSON, Sever

WI 15th Inf Co B. Residence: Buffalo City, Buffalo County, Wisconsin. Born 15 Apr 1843 in Norway. Civil War: Age 20. Farmer. Unmarried. Hazel eyes, brown hair, fair complexion, 5’10”. Enlisted for three years on 17 Feb 1864 at La Crosse, Wisconsin. Mustered there the same day. Private. Recruit. Came to the 15th Regiment at Strawberry Plains, Virginia, near the end of March 1864. Transferred to Company H on 1 Dec 1864. Assigned temporarily to the 24th Infantry. Transferred to Company I, WI 13th Infantry, 10 Jun 1865. Mustered out 24 Nov 1865 at San Antonio, Texas. Later served as a Captain in the Wisconsin State Militia. Died at age 67 on 29 Mar 1911 in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Buried there in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, lot 11, block 33, grave W ½. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 76-13; red book vol 18, p184; vol 20, p36) (Buslett p401) (Ulvestad p340) (Ager 297) (SDSHS WPA Veterans Cemetery Records, Minnehaha County) “Wilkinson, Syvert” “Wilkerson, Severt”

WILKINSON, Sjur

From Sogn, Norway. Civil War: Private. Lived in South Dakota. Sources: (Ulvestad p340)

WILLARD, Du Bartus

WI 15th Inf Co C. Residence: Waterford, Racine County, Wisconsin. Born in Vernon County, New York. Civil War: Mechanic, carpenter. Age 31. Blue eyes, dark hair, light complexion. 5’ 10½”. Enlisted for three years on 30 Aug 1862 at Racine, Wisconsin, and mustered at Madison, Wisconsin, the next day. Private. Bounty $100. Sergeant. Was serving on the Brigade staff on 1 Mar 1863. Served temporarily as a clerk on the Brigade staff in May, 1863. Serving there as an Orderly on 1 Jun 1863. Served with the Division Supply train on 3 Sep 1863. Again on the Brigade staff on 6 Nov 1863. Transferred to the Brigade staff as Quartermaster Sergeant, 24 Dec 1864. Transferred to Company H, and served out his term of service. Discharged from the service with rank of Quartermaster Sergeant on 22 Jun 1865 at Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 boxes 76-15, 78-1; red book vol 20 p4,50) (Buslett p332,432)

WILLARD, Victor M.

WI 15th Inf Co C. Residence: Waterford, Racine County, Wisconsin. Born in New York. Civil War: Age 45. Farmer. Married. Blue eyes, brown hair, fair complexion, 6’. Enlisted for three years on 31 Oct 1861 at Waterford and mustered at Madison, Wisconsin, on 2 Dec 1861. Private. Assigned as a teamster. Disappeared on 2 Mar 1862, but rejoined the Company on 4 Jun 1862 and was assigned to the Quartermaster department at Mississippi River Island No. 10 on the 11th of June. Sick in Iuka, Mississippi, 28 Aug 1862, and in Bowling Green, Kentucky, on 17 Sep 1862. Became unfit for service and was discharged for disability at Louisville, Kentucky, on 23 Oct 1862. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 76-5,15; red book vol 20 p50) (Buslett p432) (Meeker)

WILLIAMS, Adolphus S.

IL 25th Inf Co I. Residence: Middleton, Champaign County, Illinois. Born in Sweden. Civil War: Age 26. Farmer. Unmarried. Blue eyes, light hair, fair complexion, 5’11”. Enlisted for three years on 5 Sep 1861 at Middletown, Illinois, and mustered that same day at St. Louis, Missouri. Private. Died of cholera on 16 Jun 1863 at Murfreesboro, Tennessee. Sources: (ILSA reel two p 38)

WILLIAMS, Andrew

IL 5th Cav Co H. Residence: (Unreadable), Moultrie County, Illinois. Born in Norway. Civil War: Baker. Age 29. Unmarried. Blue eyes, light hair, fair complexion, 5’7”. Enlisted for three years on 17 Sep 1861 at Sullivan, Illinois. Mustered 8 Dec 1861 at Springfield, Illinois. Private. Died (or discharged from the service) on 27 Nov 1862 at Helena, Arkansas. Sources: (ILSA reel 13 p41)

WILLIAMS, Augustus

US Navy. Born 1842 in Kristiansand, Norway. Civil War: Enlisted from Massachusetts. Seaman. Awarded the Medal of Honor. On board the “U.S.S. Santiago de Cuba” during the assault by the fleet on Fort Fisher, on 15 Jan 1865. When the landing party to which he was attached charged on the fort with a cheer and with determination to plant their colors on the ramparts, Williams remained steadfast when they reached the foot of the fort and more than two-thirds of the marines and sailors fell back in panic. Taking cover when the enemy concentrated his fire on the remainder of the group, Williams alone remained with his executive officer, subsequently withdrawing from the field after dark. Sources: (“America’s Medal of Honor Recipients”. Publ. 1977, pp 258, 1022)

WILLIAMS, Cornelius E.

WI 15th Inf Co H. Residence: Cambridge, Dane County, Wisconsin. Born “Knut Eriksen Rjoe” in Voss, Norway, a son of Erick Williams and Christine Bochtun. Emigrated from Bergen in 1844. Civil War: Age 23. Unmarried. Enlisted as Private on 3 Mar 1862 at Chicago, Illinois. Mustered the same day. Commissioned Second Lieutenant at Jacinto, Mississippi, on 31 Jul 1862. Named commander of the Pioneer Corps in November 1862. Promoted to First Lieutenant, 8 Jun 1863 at Chattanooga, Tennessee. Promoted to Captain on 3 Jun 1863. Named commander of the Pioneer Brigade in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Became Quartermaster of the Detachment in Chattanooga 7 Sep 1864. Mustered out with H Company on 13 Feb 1865 at Chattanooga. In 1906 he was living in Chicago, Illinois. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 76-2,10; red book vol 20 p112) (Buslett p551 photo) (Ager p270 photo; p308) (Gjertveit) (Hedberg)

WILLIAMS, John

IL 52nd Inf Co F. Residence: Bath, Mason County, Illinois. Born in Norway. Civil War: Seaman. Married. Age 29. Gray eyes, brown hair, dark complexion, 5’7”. Enlisted for three years on 10 Mar 1862 at Bath. Mustered 18 Jul 1862 in Chicago. Private. Was a prisoner of war. Mustered out 8 Jun 1865 at Springfield, Illinois. Sources: (ILSA reel 5 p32)

WILLIAMS, John

IL 53rd Inf Co E. Residence: East Fork, Montgomery County, Illinois. Born in Norway. Civil War: Sailor. Age 28. Blue eyes, light hair, light complexion, 5’5”. Enlisted for one year on 3 Dec 1864 at Jacksonville, Illinois, as a substitute for Caswell Williamson. He was mustered at Jacksonville the same day. Private. Was absent in a hospital when due for discharge. No discharge was issued. Sources: (ILSA reel 47-9 p29)

WILLIAMS, Joseph

MN 2nd Inf Co E. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 22. Enrolled 5 Jul 1861. Mustered the same day. Private. Deserted from Fort Ridgely, 28 Sep 1861. In October 1866, a man by this name, living in Tyndall, Bon Homme County, Dakota Territory, was granted a pension of $4 a month because of an injury to his abdomen. Sources: (MINN p83) (MCIW p135) (“Pensioners on the Roll as of January 1, 1883, living in Dakota Territory”, publ by Park Genealogical Books, Roseville, Minnesota, p 25)

WILLIAMS, Knut

Residence: Chicago, Illinois. Came from Voss, Norway. Civil War: Captain. Sources: (Ulvestad p 256)

WILLIAMS, Louis

US Navy. Born 1845 in Norway. No War: Enlisted from California. Captain of the Hold. Awarded the Medal of Honor for jumping overboard from the “U.S.S. Lackawanna” on 16 Mar 1883 at Honolulu, Territory of Hawaii, and rescuing from drowning Thomas Moran, landsman. Awarded a second Medal of Honor, while serving on the “U.S.S. Lackawanna”, on 13 Jun 1884 at Callao, Peru, for rescuing from drowning William Cruise who had fallen overboard. Sources: (“America’s Medal of Honor Recipients”. Publ. 1977, pp 347, 1022)

WILLIAMS, Mikal

From Kristiansand, Norway. Civil War: Private. A bullet went through his hat and left him with a long scar on his head. Sources: (Ulvestad p340)

WILLIAMS, Ole

WI 49th Inf Co K. Residence: Portage, Columbia County, Wisconsin. Born in Drammen, Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 40. Blue eyes, light hair, fair complexion, 5’9½”. Enlisted for one year on 10 Feb 1865 at Delavan, Wisconsin. Mustered 15 Feb 1865 at Madison, Wisconsin. Bounty $100, $33.33 paid. Private. On 30 Jun 1865, he was listed as on furlough of 20 days since 26 June. On 31 Aug 1865, he was listed as absent on furlough, per order of Brig. Gen. Dodge. Discharged from the service by order of the War Department, on 5 Sep 1865. Buried at Heart Prairie, Wisconsin; stone reads “d. 31 May 1883, aged 58”. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 193-12,13,16,28) (Wisconsin Cemetery Records)

WILLIAMS, Peter

US Navy. Born 1831 in Norway. Civil War: Enlisted from Pennsylvania. Awarded the Medal of Honor. As quartermaster on board the “U.S.S. Ironclad Steamer Monitor”, at Hampton Roads, at the mouth of the James River, on 9 Mar 1862, he was at the helm. During the engagement between the “U.S.S. Monitor” and the “C.S.S. Merrimack”, the “Merrimack” was trying to attack the warship “Minnesota”, which was grounded on a sand bar and awaiting the next high tide. The “Monitor” went forth to protect the “Minnesota”. Williams “gallantly served throughout the engagement, piloting the Monitor throughout the battle which ended when the Merrimack, after being damaged, retired from the scene of the battle”. When a shell from the Merimack slammed into the pilot house and blinded Captain John Worden, Williams never left his post. A US Navyman named Peter Williams died on 31 May 1863 and is buried in Plot 12 in Mt. Moriah Cemetery, Philadelphia. Sources: (“America’s Medal of Honor Recipients”. Publ. 1977, pp 259, 1022) (“Medal of Honor Recipients 1863-1994”, publ by Facts on File, Inc., 1995, vol 1 p243) (http://www.homeofheroes.com/moh/citations_1862)

WILLIAMSEN, Hans

Spanish-American War: Private. Lived in Hudson and then in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, before the war. Stayed in the Marines. Sources: (Ulvestad p340)

WILLIAMSEN, Knud

WI 27th Inf Co H. Residence: Deerfield, Dane County, Wisconsin. Born in Ulvig, Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 22. Blue eyes, black hair, light complexion, 5’10”, stout build. Enlisted for three years on 18 Aug 1862 at Madison, Wisconsin. Mustered 25 Oct 1862 at Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Private. Left sick at Helena, Arkansas, 13 Aug 1863. In hospital at Memphis, Tennessee, since 28 Aug 1863. Died of disease in Jefferson Barracks General Hospital at St. Louis, Missouri, on 17 Dec 1863. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 boxes 129-10,17,19; 130-10; 131-4; red book vol 32) (Love p1104) “Williamson, Knud”

WILLIAMSEN, M.

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

WILLIAMSEN, Markus

From Viks Prestegjeld, Sogn, Norway. Civil War: Private. Lived at Cream, Minnesota. Sources: (Ulvestad p340)

WILLIAMSEN, Nils

Residence: Polk County, Wisconsin. From Rodoen, Norway. Spanish-American War: Private. Died of fever in Cuba during the war. Sources: (Ulvestad p340)

WILLIAMSON, Buck

WI 3rd Inf Co I. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 34. Blue eyes, light hair, dark complexion, 5’9”. Drafted. Enrolled for one year on 22 Sep 1864 at La Crosse (or Janesville), Wisconsin. Mustered there the same day. Private. Discharged from the service 9 Jun 1865. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 12-3; red book vol 9 p186)

WILLIAMSON, John

WI 28th Inf Co K. Residence: Primrose, Dane County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Unmarried. Age 43. Blue eyes, light hair, light complexion, 6’, heavy build. Enlisted for three years on 14 Aug 1862 at Primrose. Mustered 14 Oct 1862 at Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Private. Discharged for disability 28 May 1863 at St. Louis, Missouri. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 132-12, difficult to read due to overtaping; red book vol 33)

WILLIAMSON, Mads

WI 15th Inf Co F. Residence: Manitowoc County, Wisconsin. Born in Valders, Norway. Civil War: Age 18. Unmarried. Enlisted for three years on 5 Nov 1861 at Manitowoc, Wisconsin, and mustered at Madison, Wisconsin, 12 Dec 1861. Private. Served with the provision transport from Stevenson, Alabama, in October 1863. Suffered a wound in his face at Kennesaw Mountain. Mustered out with Company F on 13 Jan 1865 at Chattanooga, Tennessee. Lived at the Soldiers’ Home in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 76-8; red book vol 20 p92) (Buslett p522) (Ager p308) (Meeker) (Ulvestad p340)

WILLIAMSON, Marcus

IL 95th Inf Co C. Residence: Chemung, McHenry County, Illinois. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 19. Brown eyes, dark hair, fair complexion, 5’11”. Enlisted for one year on 26 Sep 1864 at Marengo, Illinois, and mustered there the same day. Private. Mustered out 17 Aug 1865 at Camp Butler, Illinois. Sources: (ILSA reel 8 p15)

WILLIAMSON, William

IA 8th Inf Co H. Residence: Iowa. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 18. Enlisted 2 Dec 1864. Mustered 2 Dec 1864. Private. Mustered out 1 Dec 1865, Montgomery, Alabama. Sources: (ISW-I p1217)

WILMS, Boye August

WI 21st Inf Co G. Residence: Waupaca, Waupaca County, Wisconsin. Born in Denmark. Civil War: Age 27. Barber. Married. Blue eyes, brown hair, light complexion, 5’5”, Enlisted for three years on 14 Aug 1862 at Waupaca. Mustered 5 Sep 1862 at Oshkosh, Wisconsin. Private. Engaged in the battle of Chaplain Hills. Discharged from the service 4 Jun 1864 on a surgeon’s certificate. Sources: (WHS red book vol 16)

WILMS, Peter

WI 22nd Inf Co A. Residence: Racine, Racine County, Wisconsin. Born in Denmark. Civil War: Age 22. Farmer. Unmarried. Light eyes, light hair, light complexion, 5’9½”. Enlisted for three years on 7 Aug 1862 at Racine. Mustered there on 12 Aug 1862. Private. Sources: (WHS red book vol 27)

WILSEN, Andrew T.

IL 36th Inf Co D. Civil War: Buried at Helmar, Illinois; stone reads “d. 27 Jul 1866, aged 40 y, 3 m” Sources: (Wisconsin Cemetery Records) (Hedberg)

WILSON, Alonzo

IA 5th Cav Co K. Residence: St. Louis County, Minnesota. Born in Sweden. Civil War: Age 27. Enlisted on 1 Nov 1861. Mustered the same day. Private. Transferred to a Minnesota unit on 25 Feb 1864. Sources: (ISW-IV cd p162)

WILSON, Charles

WI 27th Inf Co H. Residence: Manitowoc, Manitowoc County, Wisconsin. Born in Westlandet, Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 38. Blue eyes, dark hair, dark complexion, 5’6”. Enlisted for one year on 19 Sep 1864 at Manitowoc. Mustered 7 Oct 1864 at Madison, Wisconsin. Recruit. Bounty $100, $33.33 still due at muster out. Private. Assigned to Co H on 8 Nov 1864. On 9 Mar 1865, Private Charles Wilson was listed as absent on detached service at Mobile Point, Alabama, guarding commissaries. Rejoined H Company on 19 May 1865. Mustered out 14 Jul 1865 at Clarksville, Texas. Lived in Mishicott, Wisconsin. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 boxes 129-14,17; 130-10; 131-14; red book vol 32) (Ulvestad p340)

WILSON, George

TX 2nd Inf Co D. CSA. Born 5 Dec 1837 in Norway. Civil War: Enlisted for one year early in the war. Private. Served mostly on Galveston Island. Transferred to the Marine Department, serving as a pilot on trading vessels running between Galveston, Houston and Trinity River ports. He was transferred again on 21 Apr 1865 to the TX 2nd Inf Co D and detached to serve aboard the steamer Badger. His regiment was disbanded in May 1865. Sources: (www.borgerkrigen.info)

WILSON, George

IL 20th Inf Co G. Residence not shown. Born in Denmark. Civil War: Age 24. Sailor. Hazel eyes, brown hair, dark complexion, 5’10”. Enlisted for one year on 10 Nov 1864 at Alton, Illinois, and mustered there the same day. Private. Drafted. Not yet reported. Nodischarge furnished at mustering out of this company. Sources: (ILSA reel two p 83)

WILSON, George

WI 27th Inf Co H. Residence: Manitowoc, Manitowoc County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 34. Black eyes, dark hair, dark complexion, 5’8”. Enlisted for one year on 19 Sep 1864 at Manitowoc. Mustered 7 Oct 1864 at Madison, Wisconsin. Recruit. Bounty $100, $33.33 still due at muster out. Private. Assigned to H Company on 8 Nov 1864. Mustered out 14 Jul 1865 at Clarksville, Texas. Died in Manitowoc County, Wisconsin. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 129-14,17; red book vol 32) (Ulvestad p340)

WILSON, George

WI 16th Inf Co I. Residence: Stevens Point, Portage County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 33. Farmer. Married. Black eyes, black hair, dark complexion, 5’8¼”. Enlisted for three years on 10 Dec 1863 at Stevens Point. Mustered 19 Jan 1864 at Madison, Wisconsin. Private. Sources: (WHS red book vol 21 p200)

WILSON, George

WI 15th Inf Co B. Residence: Madison, Dane County, Wisconsin. Born in Hamburg, Germany, 18 Dec 1836, of English parents. Grew up in Christiania (Oslo) Norway; lived there from 1849 until 1858. Came to the US in May 1858. Worked as accountant in Madison. Civil War: Age 27. Unmarried. Elected Second Lieutenant of Company B on 12 Nov 1861. Mustered 1 Dec 1861. Commissioned Captain on 20 May 1862 at Mississippi River Island No. 10. Became Captain of WI 15th Inf Co H, 14 May 1862. Assigned to Staff of the 15th on 24 Mar 1863. Promoted to Major of the Regiment on 1 Apr 1863. Was in all the 15th’s 26 battles except Chattanooga, which he missed because of wounds. Severely wounded in battle at Chickamauga, Georgia, 19 Sep 1863, suffering gunshots to his chest and left side, and one which carried away his left thumb. While home on leave in November, 1863, he married Mary Madson. He returned to duty later that year. Sick on 24 Aug 1864. Mustered out 6 Jan 1865. On 25 Feb 1867, he was commissioned Lieutenant Colonel retroactive to 21 Feb 1865. Went to Norway in 1874. Died in La Crosse, Wisconsin. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 boxes 76-2,4,10; 78-1; red book vol 20 p2,28,112) (Buslett p319, photo) (Lonn p138) (Ulvestad p253) (Ager p209, photo; p290, p308) (Gjertveit) (RWV p808)

WILSON, Gilbert

WI 20th Inf Co H. Residence: Rosendale, Fond du Lac County, Wisconsin. Civil War: Unmarried. Age 19. Enlisted for three years on 15 Aug 1862 at Ripon, Wisconsin. Mustered 18 Aug 1862 at Madison, Wisconsin. Private. Mustered out 14 Jul 1865. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 101-14; red book vol 25)

WILSON, Gustavus

WI 18th Inf. Born in Norway. Civil War: Seaman. Age 27. Brown eyes, brown hair, dark complexion, 5’7½”. Enrolled for one year on 23 Dec 1864 at Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, as a substitute for Richard Geidel of Farmington, Waushara County, Wisconsin. Private. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 92-11) [Name on the Company’s roster is red-lined.]

WILSON, Henry

WI 27th Inf Co K. Born in Norway. Civil War: Seaman. Age 29. Blue eyes, light hair, light complexion, 5’6”. Enlisted for three years on 16 Feb 1862 at Madison, Wisconsin. Private. Died of disease in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, on 3 Apr 1863. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 129-16) (Love p1104)

WILSON, J. L.

From Stavanger, Norway. Civil War: Private. Lived in Lynden, Washington. Sources: (Ulvestad p340)

WILSON, John

MN 2nd Cav Co M. Residence: Oshawa, Minnesota. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 18. Enrolled 6 Dec 1863. Mustered 5 Jan 1864. Private. Served in Indian and Civil wars. Discharged from the service with his company, 4 Dec 1865. Sources: (MINN p756) (MCIW p571)

WILSON, John

CA 1st Inf Co G. Born 1837. Civil War: Private. Died 1911. Buried in Trenton Cemetery. Sources: (FCHS)

WILSON, John

WI 14th Inf Co B. Residence: New Hope, Portage County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 39. Farmer. Married. Blue eyes, brown hair, sandy complexion, 5’5½”. Enlisted for three years on 31 Dec 1862 at La Crosse, Wisconsin. Mustered there on 31 Jan 1863. Private. Died in a hospital at Huntsville, Alabama, 8 Jul 1864. Sources: (WHS red book vol 19, p46)

WILSON, John

Civil War: Private. Died in Manitowoc County, Wisconsin. Sources: (Ulvestad p340)

WILSON, John

US Eighth Infantry, Co K. Mexican War: Private. Sources: (e-mail, Derwood Johnson, Waco, Texas) “Olsen, Johannes”

WILSON, Kerwin

DT 1st Cavalry Battalion Co A. Civil War: Sergeant. Promoted to Commissary Sergeant. Sources: (Index of Compiled Service Records, North Dakota Archives, roll 6099)

WILSON, Ole

MN 9th Inf Co H. Residence: San Francisco, Carver County, Minnesota. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 18. Enrolled 23 Aug 1862. Mustered 27 Oct 1862. Private. Musician. Captured 10 Jun 1864. Discharged from the service with his regiment, 24 Aug 1865. Sources: (MINN p440) (MCIW p451)

WILSON, Ole

MN Hv Arty 1st Reg Co C. Residence: Red Wing, Goodhue County, Minnesota. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 45. Enrolled 29 Sep 1864. Mustered the same day. Private. Discharged from the service 20 Jun 1865. Sources: (MINN p581) (MCIW p620)

WILSON, Ole

MN Hv Arty 1st Reg Co H. Residence: Rochester, Olmsted County, Minnesota. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 22. Enrolled 18 Feb 1865. Mustered the same day. Private. Discharged from the service with his company, 27 Sep 1865. Sources: (MINN p605) (MCIW p631)

WILSON, Ole

WI 4th Cav Co A. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 18. Gray eyes, light hair, light complexion, 5’½”. Enlisted for three years on 21 Nov 1863 at Whitewater, Wisconsin. Mustered 1 Dec 1863 at Madison, Wisconsin. Private. Sources: (WHS red book vol 4a p38)

WILSON, Ole

From Hallingdal, Norway. Civil War: Corporal. Served in Indian and Civil wars. Was a prisoner at Andersonville, Georgia, a long time. Died in 1867. Sources: (Ulvestad p266)

WILSON, Ole

WI 6th Inf Co G. Residence: Bradford, Rock County, Wisconsin. Has no parents, sisters or brothers; “Smith Oleson my uncle”. Civil War: Farmer. Unmarried. Age 22. Enlisted 15 Jun 1861 at Beloit, Wisconsin. Private. Died of disease on 1 Oct 1862 at Washington, D. C. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 27-9; red book vol 11 p146) (WLCW p29) (Love p1065)

WILSON, Ole C.

WI 36th Inf Co I. Residence: Ottawa, Waukesha County, Wisconsin. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Unmarried. Age 22. Blue eyes, brown hair, light complexion, 5’9”. Enlisted for three years on 27 Feb 1864 at Wyocena, Columbia County, Wisconsin. Mustered 18 Mar 1864 at Camp Randall, Madison, Wisconsin. Private. Absent sick 14 Aug 1864 to 1 Dec 1864. Promoted to Corporal 1 May 1865. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 162-11; red book vol 41)

WILSON, Ole C.

From Telemarken, Norway. Civil War: Private. Lived at Hazel Run, Minnesota. Sources: (Ulvestad p340)

WILSON, Peter

IL Lt Arty “Chicago Board of Trade” Battery. Residence: Chicago, Cook County, Illinois. Born in Norway. Civil War: Seaman. Age 28. Blue eyes, light hair, fair complexion, 5’7”. Enlisted for three years on 6 Feb 1864 at Chicago and mustered there on 29 Feb 1864. Private. Sources: (ILSA reel 18 p8)

WILSON, Peter

MN 4th Inf Co H. Residence: Nicollet County, Minnesota. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 19. Enrolled 27 Sep 1861. Mustered 20 Dec 1861. Private. Discharged from the service on expiration of term 20 Dec 1864. Sources: (MINN p212) (MCIW p237)

WILSON, Siver O.

IA 6th Cav Co D. Residence: Decorah, Winneshiek County, Iowa. Born in Voss, Norway. Civil War: Age 31. Enlisted 21 Oct 1862 as Sergeant. Mustered 21 Oct 1862. Fought Indians in the Western Territories. Promoted Company Quartermaster Sergeant, 1 Jul 1865. Mustered out 17 Oct 1865, Sioux City, Iowa. In 1885, S. O. Wilson was living in Decorah, Iowa. Sources: (ISW-IV p1241) (XSS Iowa p205) (Ulvestad p262, 340) “Wilson, Sjur”

WILSON, Swand

MN 2nd Cav Co G. Residence: Winona, Winona County, Minnesota. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 30. Enrolled 11 Dec 1863. Mustered 4 Jan 1864. Private. Served in Indian and Civil wars. Discharged from the service for disability 29 Nov 1864. Sources: (MINN p736) (MCIW p563)

WILSON, Thomas

DT 1st Cavalry Battalion Co B. Civil War: Private. While living in Elk Point, Union County, Dakota Territory, a man by this name was granted a pension of $18 a month because of a gunshot wound to his right hand. Sources: (Index of Compiled Service Records, North Dakota Archives, roll 6099) (“Pensioners on the Roll as of January 1, 1883, living in Dakota Territory”, publ by Park Genealogical Books, Roseville, Minnesota p 25)

WILSON, William

WI 15th Inf Co F. Residence: Manitowoc County, Wisconsin. Born “Ole Halvorsen” on 19 Dec 1824 in Bamble, Telemark, Norway, son of Halvor Olsen Bergseie and Anne Gjertsdatter. Came to America in 1844 to Two Rivers township, Manitowoc County, Wisconsin. Married Marthe Marie Zachariasdatter. Civil War: Age 38. Farmer. Married. Enlisted for three years on 8 Nov 1861 at Manitowoc, and mustered at Madison, Wisconsin, 12 Dec 1861. Private. Sick in hospital at Mound City, Illinois, 18 Mar 1862. Discharged from the service for disability due to disease at St. Louis, Missouri, 26 Apr 1862. Died (before 1907). Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 76-8; red book vol 20 p92) (Buslett p523) (Ulvestad p340) (Ager p308) (Naeseth ’44-1114)

WILSON, William C.

IL 37th Inf Co H. Residence: Morristown, Henry County, Illinois. Born in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Unmarried. Age 24. Gray eyes, brown hair, light complexion, 5’11”. Enlisted for three years on 15 Aug 1861 at Morristown. Mustered 18 Sep 1861 at Chicago, Illinois. Corporal. Commissioned Second Lieutenant on 10 Jun 1862 at Vicksburg, Mississippi. Promoted to First Lieutenant on 17 Jun 1864 at Vicksburg. Promoted to Captain of Co A. Mustered out 12 May 1866 at Houston, Texas. Sources: (ILSA reel 4 p3,39)