|Name at Enlist||Lars Sebjornson|
|Lived||23 Jul 1832 - 23 Mar 1890|
|Birth Place||Rollag, Buskerud|
|Residence at Muster-In||Manchester Township, Freeborn County, MN|
|Company at Enlistment||K|
|Rank at Enlistment||Private|
|Muster Date||11 Feb 1862|
|Death Location||Manchester Township, Freeborn County, MN|
|Burial Location||Hartland Township, Freeborn County, MN|
|Married On||3 Nov 1857|
|Marriage Location||St. Ansgar, Mitchell County, IA|
|2nd Spouse||Birgith (Betsey) Cath.|
|2nd Marriage Date||20 Sept 1863|
|2nd Marriage Location||St. Ansgar, Mitchell County, IA|
Lars Sebjornson was born on July 23, 1832, at Nummedal, Norway. He joined the WI 15th Infantry, Company K. The company called itself "Clausen's Guards" in honor of the 15th's first Chaplain, Claus L. Clausen. Most of the company was recruited from Scandinavian communities in Minnesota and Iowa, with the rest from Wisconsin.
The army listed him as living in Manchester Township, Freeborn County, MN, age 29, and married. His first marriage was to Siri Olsdater on November 3, 1857. He enlisted for three years on January 18, 1862, in Freeborn County and mustered at Madison, WI, on February 11, 1862, as a Private (Menig). Sebjornson was left behind sick at Mississippi River Island No. 10 on June 11, 1862. He became unfit for service and was discharged for disability in Cincinnati, OH, on March 11, 1863.
After the war, he remarried to Birgith (Betsey) Cath. on September 20, 1863. They had 2 children: Siber and Seri. He died in Manchester Township on March 23, 1890, and was buried in an old cemetery east of Hartland Township, Freeborn County. The Freeborn County Historical Society cemetery records show a man by this name is buried in United Lutheran Cemetery with dates “23 Jul 1832- 23 Mar 1899”.
Sources: Series 1200: Records of Civil War Regiments, 1861-1900, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, box 76-12; Regimental muster and descriptive rolls, 1861-1865, Wisconsin; Adjutant General’s Office, vol.20, p.148; Det Femtende Regiment, Wisconsin Frivillige [The Fifteenth Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteers], Ole A. Buslett (Decorah, Iowa, 1894), p.642; Oberst Heg og hans gutter, Waldemar Ager, 1916, Fremad Pub. Co., Eau Claire, WI, p.319; Nordmaendene i Amerika, Martin Ulvestad, 1907, History Book Co., Minneapolis, MN, p.327; Norway Digital Archives; 1865 MN Census, MNSC_1, line 49; Civil War Pension Records, Roll #T288_420.