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ANDERSON, Magnus

IA 27th Inf Co B. Residence: Lansing, Iowa. Born in Voss, Norway. Civil War: Age 16. Enlisted in June 1862. Private. Re-enlisted 13 Oct 1864 and re-mustered 23 Oct 1864. Transferred to IA 12th Inf Co B, 13 Jul 1865. Was a prisoner in Andersonville, Georgia. Mustered out 24 Nov 1865, Mobile, Alabama. Post war: He moved from Iowa to Mayville, Traill County, North Dakota, in May 1879. Sources: (ISW-II p419; ISW-III p1130) (ULVESTAD p268) (Traill County Veterans Index, 1885 Dakota Territory Census).

ANDERSON, Ole

IA 27th Inf Co B. Residence: Dorchester, Allamakee County, Iowa. Born 4 Apr 1839 in Norway. Civil War: Age 23. Enlisted 14 Aug 1862. Mustered 1 Sep 1862. Private. Was in the battles of Nashville, Mobile and Pleasant Hill. Mustered out 8 Aug 1865, Clinton, Iowa. Post war: Married Marith. Lived at Vermillion, South Dakota. Died 21 Sep 1919 at age 80 and is buried in Clay Creek Cemetery, Vermillion. Sources: (ISW-III p1130) Sources: (SDSA, WPA Veterans Graves Registration, Clay County)

ANDERSON, Olef G.

IA 27th Inf Co B. Residence: Center Township, Allamakee County, Iowa. Born in Sweden. Civil War: Age 33. Enlisted 29 Feb 1864. Mustered 6 Apr 1864. Private. Transferred to IA 12th Inf Co B on 13 Jul 1865. Mustered out 20 Jan 1866 at Memphis, Tennessee. Sources: (ISW-III cd p16; (ISW-II cd p12)

ANDERSON, Thomas A

IA 27th Inf Co B. Residence: Lansing, Iowa. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 18. Enlisted 14 Aug 1862. Mustered 1 Sep 1862. Private. Mustered out 8 Aug 1865, Clinton, Iowa. Sources: (ISW-III p1130)

DAVIDSON, Ole

IA 27th Inf Co K. Residence: St. Ansgar, Iowa. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 20. Enlisted 12 Aug 1862. Mustered 9 Sep 1862. Private. Died of disease 21 Jun 1864, Memphis, Tennessee. Buried Mississippi River National Cemetery, Memphis, Tennessee; section 2, grave 428. Sources: (ISW-III p1155)

EMERSON, Martin E.

IA 27th Inf Co K. Residence: Otranto, Iowa. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 22. Enlisted 14 Aug 1862. Mustered 9 Sep 1862. Private. Promoted Corporal 7 Jul 1863. Died of disease 4 Jul 1864, Memphis, Tennessee. Sources: (ISW-III p1157) See Vol VII, Roll of Honor XXI, p210 (heading) & p238.

FOSSUM, Christian T.

IA 27th Inf Co I. Residence: Rossville, Iowa. Born in Norway. From Torpen, Nordre Land, Norway. Civil War: Age 23. Enlisted 16 Aug 1862. Mustered 5 Sep 1862. Private. Mustered out 8 Aug 1865, Clinton, Iowa. Post war: In 1885, Christian T Fossum was living in Lansing, Iowa. Sources: (ISW-III p1160) (ULVESTAD p282) (XSS Iowa p370).

HANSON, Hans

IA 27th Inf Co B. Residence: Lansing, Iowa. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 20. Enlisted 11 Aug 1862. Mustered 1 Sep 1862. Private. Died of disease 2 Dec 1862, at a hospital in Cairo, Illinois. Sources: (ISW-III p1165)

HECTOR, Andrew

IA 27th Inf Co B. Residence: Allamakee County, Iowa. Born in Sweden. Civil War: Age 20. Enlisted 29 Feb 1864. Mustered the same day. Private. Transferred to IA 12th Inf Co B on 13 Jul 1865. Mustered out 20 Jan 1866 at Memphis, Tennessee. Sources: (ISW-II cd p59; ISW-III cd p51) "Hactor, Andrew"

HECTOR, Peter

IA 27th Inf Co B. Residence: Allamakee County, Iowa. Born in Sweden. Civil War: Age 18. Enlisted 29 Feb 1864. Mustered the same day. Private. Transferred to IA 12th Inf Co B on 13 Jul 1865. Mustered out 20 Jan 1866 at Memphis, Tennessee. Sources: (ISW-II cd p59; ISW-III cd p51) "Hactor, Peter"

HERMAN, Oley

IA 27th Inf Co E. Residence: Monona, Iowa. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 18. Enlisted 14 Aug 1862. Mustered 29 Aug 1862. Private. Mustered out 8 Aug 1865, Clinton, Iowa. Sources: (ISW-III p1168)

HERMANSON, John

IA 27th Inf Co B. Residence: Dorchester, Iowa. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 21. Enlisted 12 Aug 1862. Mustered 1 Sep 1862. Private. Mustered out 8 Aug 1865, Clinton, Iowa. Post war: Buried at Big Canoe, Decorah, Winneshiek County Iowa. Sources: (ISW-III p1166) (Wisconsin Cemetery Records) (HEDBERG) "Hermanson, Jno"

IVERSON, Aaron

IA 12th Inf Co B. Residence: Lansing, Allamakee County, Iowa. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 22. Enlisted 11 Oct 1864. Mustered 23 Oct 1864. Private. Mustered out 24 Nov 1865, Mobile, Alabama. [See Amon Iverson, IA 27th Inf Co B] Sources: (ISW-II p475)

IVERSON, Amon

IA 27th Inf Co B. Residence: Lansing, Iowa. Born 1843 in Norway, son of Iver and Anna. Civil War: Age 22. Enlisted 13 Oct 1864 at Dubuque, Iowa. Mustered 22 Oct 1864. Private. Transferred to IA 12th Inf Co B on 13 Jul 1865 Discharged from the service 24 Nov 1865 at Mobile, Alabama. Post war: Married Unne Stefenson. Three children survived him. Died in 1898 at age 55, of pneumonia, at Meckling, South Dakota, and is buried in Evergreen Cemetery there. Sources: (ISW-III p1173) (SDSA, WPA Veterans Graves Registration, Clay County) "Iverson, Armund" "Iverson, Aaron"

IVERSON, Erick

IA 27th Inf Co B. Residence: Dorchester, Iowa. Born 1837 in Norway. Civil War: Age 25. Enlisted 12 Aug 1862 at Clinton, Iowa. Mustered 1 Sep 1862. Private. Mustered out 8 Aug 1865, Clinton, Iowa. Post war: Died at age 79 of carcinoma on 17 Apr 1916 at Garretson, South Dakota. Buried in Norway Lutheran Cemetery, at Garretson, lot 2, grave 5. Sources: (ISW-III p1173) (SDSA WPA Veterans Cemetery Records, Minnehaha County)

JEMISON, Samuel

IA 27th Inf Co K. Residence: Mitchell, Iowa. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 21. Enlisted 13 Aug 1862. Mustered 9 Sep 1862. Private. Mustered out 8 Aug 1865, Clinton, Iowa. Sources: (ISW-III p1175)

(Note by Elaine Johnson: Per Pension Index Record he was also known as Soren Sorenson. Which explains why I could not associate Soren Sorensen (below) with a soldier in Company K).

JENSON, Lewis

IA 27th Inf Co K. Residence: Mitchell County, Iowa. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 19. Enlisted 18 Aug 1862. Mustered 9 Sep 1862. Private. Discharged from the service for disease 29 Jul 1863, Moscow, Tennessee. Sources: (ISW-III p1175)

JOHNSON, Hans

IA 27th Inf Co I. Residence: Rossville, Iowa. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 18. Enlisted 15 Aug 1862. Mustered 5 Sep 1862. Private. Promoted Corporal, 10 Mar 1864. Wounded severely and taken prisoner 9 Apr 1864, Pleasant Hill, Louisiana. Exchanged. Discharged from the service for wounds, 16 Jun 1865 at Montgomery, Alabama. Sources: (ISW-III p1174)

LEWIS, Henry L.

IA 27th Inf Co I. Residence: Clayton County, Iowa. Born in Sweden. Civil War: Age 23. Enlisted 30 Jan 1864. Mustered 11 Feb 1864. Private. Killed in action on 15 Jul 1864 at Old Town Creek, Mississippi. This soldier was a cousin of Henry L Lewis of McGregor, Iowa, who served in the same company. Sources: (ISW-III cd p67)

LEWIS, Henry L.

(I believe this is the same person as Lewis Lewis listed below, ejj. See Company I Notes)

IA 27th Inf Co I. Residence: McGregor, Iowa. Born 20 Aug 1845 in Sweden, a son of Peter and Carrie Lewis. Came to Iowa in 1857 with his father and siblings. Civil War: Age 18. Enlisted 18 Dec 1863. Private. Discharged from the service 2 Jan 1866. Post war: In April 1866 he came to Holmes City, Douglas County, Minnesota. Married on 7 Jun 1872 to Christina Fahlen, a Swedish immigrant. Four children. Died at home on 13 Jul 1927. Buried in Oscar Lake cemetery, Douglas County. He was a cousin of "H. Lewis" who served in the same Infantry company. Sources: (DCHS 1890 Veterans Census card file) ("History of Douglas and Grant Counties" Constant Larson, editor; publ. 1916, B.F.Bowen & Co, Indianapolis; p446) (Obituary, Park Region Echo, Alexandria MN, 14 Jul 1927; p 4 col 2 and 21 Jul 1926 p 1 col 6)

LEWIS, Lewis

IA 27th Inf Co I. Residence: Mendon, Clayton County, Iowa. Born in Sweden. Civil War: Age 18. Enlisted 15 Dec 1863. Mustered 9 Jan 1864. Private. Transferred to IA 12th Inf Co I on 15 Jul 1865. Mustered out 20 Jan 1866 at Memphis, Tennessee. [See IA 27th inf Co I]. Sources: (ISW-II cd p83)

LEWIS, Peter

IA 27th Inf Co I. Residence: Clayton County. Born in Sweden. Civil War: Age 20. Enlisted 8 Dec 1863. Mustered 9 Jan 1864. Private. Transferred to IA 12th Inf Co I on 15 Jul 1865. Promoted to Corporal on 11 Nov 1865. Mustered out 20 Jan 1866 at Memphis, Tennessee. Sources: (ISW-II cd p83; ISW-III cd p67)

NIELSON, Jacob

IA 27th Inf Co B. Residence: Allamakee County, Iowa. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 31. Enlisted 14 Mar 1864. Mustered 6 Apr 1864. Private. Died of disease 4 Jul 1864, Memphis, Tennessee. Buried Mississippi River National Cemetery, Memphis, Tennessee; section 2, grave 418. Sources: (ISW-III p1191)

OLESON, Peter

IA 27th Inf Co B. Residence: Lansing, Allamakee County, Iowa. Born in Sweden. Civil War: Age 19. Ednlisted 15 Aug 1862. Mustered 1 Sep 1862. Private. Mustered out 8 Aug 1865 at Clinton, Iowa. Sources: (ISW-III cd p81)

OLESON, Thomas

IA 27th Inf Co K. Residence: Mitchell County, Iowa. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 18. Enlisted 18 Aug 1862. Mustered 9 Sep 1862. Private. Promoted Corporal, 1 Jul 1865. Mustered out 8 Aug 1865, Clinton, Iowa. Sources: (ISW-III p1195)

PETERSON, Abraham

IA 27th Inf Co B. Residence: Lansing, Iowa. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 18. Enlisted 15 Aug 1862. Mustered 1 Sep 1862. Private. Died of disease 7 Dec 1864, Nashville, Tennessee. Buried National Cemetery, Nashville, Tennessee; section E, grave 2741. Sources: (ISW-III, p1196)

PETERSON, Holden

IA 27th Inf Co K. Residence: Mitchell, Iowa. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 31. Enlisted 20 Aug 1862. Mustered 9 Sep 1862. Private. Mustered out 8 Aug 1865, Clinton, Iowa. Sources: (ISW-III p1199)

PETERSON, John A.

IA 27th Inf Co B. Residence: Allamakee County, Iowa. Born in Sweden. Civil War: Age 28. Enlisted 29 Feb 1864. Mustered 5 Apr 1864. Private. Wounded. Transferred to IA 12th Inf Co B. Missing in action on 19 May 1865 at Davenport, Iowa. Sources: (ISW-II p 509; ISW-III p 1196)

SKJURSON, Sampson

IA 27th Inf Co B. Residence: Allamakee County, Iowa. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 18. Enlisted 12 Aug 1862. Mustered 1 Sep 1862. Private. Mustered out 8 Aug 1865 at Clinton, Iowa. Sources: (ISW-III cd)

SODESTROM, Andrew

IA 27th Inf Co B. Residence: Lansing, Allamakee County, Iowa. Born in Sweden. Civil War: Age 20. Enlisted 15 Aug 1862. Mustered 1 Sep 1862. Private. Promoted to Corporal on 1 Feb 1865. Died 10 Aug 1865. Buried in Mississippi River National Cemetery, Memphis, Tennessee, section 1, grave 48. Sources: (ISW-III cd p94)

SORENSON, Soren

IA 27th Inf Co K. Residence: Worth County, Iowa. Born in Hasslo, Sogn, Norway. Civil War: Private. Post war: Lived at Riceland and Hayward Townships, Freeborn County, Minnesota, after the war. In 1903, he moved to Albert Lea, Minnesota. He was a brother of James Sorenson. Sources: (ULVESTAD p333) (FCHS Albert Lea MN GAR) "Lah, Soren"

(Note by Elaine Johnson: Pension Index records shows that this was the solder known as Samuel Jemison in Company K).

TIEMAN, Oscar

IA 27th Inf Co K. Residence: St. Ansgar, Iowa. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 19. Enlisted 14 Aug 1862. Mustered 9 Sep 1862. Private. Wounded severely 9 Apr 1864, Pleasant Hill, Louisiana. Mustered out 25 May 1865, St. Louis, Missouri. In 1885, Oscar Tieman was living in Otranto Station, Iowa. Sources: (ISW-III p1218) (XSS Iowa p373)