Aadne  Sandsmark

Aadne Sandsmark

15th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry

The Scandinavian Regiment

Name at Enlist Aadne Sandsmark
Birth Name Aadne Tostensen Moudal
Other Names Sandimark, Sønmark
Patronymic Name Tostensen
Lived 1804 - 13 May 1888
Birth Place Moudal, Høle, Strand parish, Rogaland
Birth Country Norway
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
Mother Christie Gundersdatter
Father Tosten Aadnesen
Immigration 1860
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.

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