|Name at Enlist||Aadne Sandsmark|
|Birth Name||Aadne Tostensen Moudal|
|Other Names||Sandimark, Sønmark|
|Lived||1804 - 13 May 1888|
|Birth Place||Moudal, Høle, Strand parish, Rogaland|
|Residence at Muster-In||Moscow, Iowa County, WI|
|Company at Enlistment||E|
|Rank at Enlistment||Private|
|Muster Date||1 Jan 1862|
|Burial Location||Evergreen Cemetery, Britt, Hancock County, IA|
|Spouse||Ingeborg Halvorsdatter Songesland|
|Spouse Lived||25 Dec 1807-12 Jul 1853|
|Married On||1 Jul 1826|
|Marriage Location||Strand, Rogaland, Norway|
Aadne Tostensen was baptized September 29, 1804, in Høle parish, Rogaland. Widowed, he left Forsand parish April 29, 1860, with his four youngest daughters and settled in Moscow, Iowa County, WI.
Aadne Sandsmark joined the WI 15th Infantry, Company E. The men of the company called themselves "Odin's Rifles."
The army listed him as living in Moscow, Iowa County, WI, age 56, and a widower. He enlisted for three years on December 18, 1861, in Iowa County, and mustered on January 1, 1862, at Madison, WI, as a Private (Menig). He left sick in hospital at Mississippi River Island No. 10 on June 11, 1862. Sandsmark became unfit for service and was discharged for disability on July 16, 1862. The Company E Clerk on April 30, 1863, wrote that Sandsmark was “known to have gone home, but no report of his discharge has come to hand and he is dropped as deserter.”
Sources: Series 1200: Records of Civil War Regiments, 1861-1900, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, box 76-7; 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, 1894, B. Anundsen, Decorah, IA, p. 492; Nordmaendene i Amerika, Martin Ulvestad, 1907, History Book Co., Minneapolis, MN, p. 327; Oberst Heg og hans gutter, Waldemar Ager, 1916, Fremad Pub. Co., Eau Claire, WI, p. 305; "Norwegian Immigrants 1850 and later", database, NAGCNL, #44909; digitalarkivet.no; ancestry.com.