|Name at Enlist||Iver Ramsaas|
|Birth Name||Iver Eriksen Romsaas|
|Other Names||Sygaard Romsås|
|Lived||22 Oct 1823 - 1 Dec 1863|
|Birth Place||Ringebu, Oppland fylke|
|Residence at Muster-In||Viroqua, Bad Ax (Vernon) County, WI|
|Company at Enlistment||E|
|Rank at Enlistment||Private|
|Muster Date||6 Jan 1862|
|Cause of Death||Chronic diarrhea|
|Death Location||Chattanooga, Hamilton County, TN|
|Burial Location||National Cemetery at Chattanooga; section D, grave 12054|
|Mother Lived||1791- 1865|
|Father||Erik Knudsen Romsaas|
|Spouse||Marit Gulbrandsdatter Strand|
|Married On||1 Jun 1852|
|Marriage Location||Ringebu, Oppland fylke, Norway|
|2nd Spouse||Karen Caroline Eriksdatter Thorsgard|
|2nd Spouse Lived||1810-1888|
Iver Ramsaas was born in Norway to Erik Knudsen Romsaas and Mari Pedersdatter. He married Marit Gulbrandsdatter Strand on June 1, 1852, in Ringebu. Together, they had a daughter, Ane Iversdatter Romsaas (6/16/1851-12/7/1919). They immigrated to Wisconsin in 1853. Marit died in 1853 in Wisconsin. Iver later married Karen Caroline Eriksdatter Thorsgard.
Iver joined the WI 15th Infantry, Company E. The men of the company called themselves "Odin's Rifles." The army listed him as living in Viroqua, Bad Ax (Vernon) County, WI, born in Ringebu, Norway, age 39, married, and a farmer. He had blue eyes, blond hair, fair complexion, and stood 5’8”. He enlisted for three years on December 20, 1861, in Bad Ax County. Ramsaas mustered on January 6, 1862, at Madison, WI,as a Private (Menig). On November 26, 1862, he was sick and assigned to the Pioneer Corps. He detached to the Brigade Provost Guard on June 19, 1863. On October 24, 1863, he was sent to General Field Hospital, Chattanooga, TN. He was still there November 28 and died at a military hospital in Chattanooga of chronic diarrhea on December 1, 1863. He was buried in National Cemetery at Chattanooga; section D, grave 149.
Sources: Series 1200: Records of Civil War Regiments, 1861-1900, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, boxes 76-7,77-1; Regimental muster and descriptive rolls, 1861-1865, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, vol.20, p.78; Payroll muster rolls of WI 15th Co. E, saved by Captain T. A. Rossing; Det Femtende Regiment, Wisconsin Frivillige [The Fifteenth Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteers], Ole A. Buslett (Decorah, Iowa, 1894), p.491; Oberst Heg og hans gutter, Waldemar Ager, 1916, Fremad Pub. Co., Eau Claire, WI, p.305; Nordmaendene i Amerika, Martin Ulvestad, 1907, History Book Co., Minneapolis, MN, p.324; Lars Gjertveit, Bodo, Norway; Norway Digital Archives; Civil War Pension Index, Roll #T288_403.