|Name at Enlist||Albert J Brown|
|Birth Name||Anfind Josephsen Grovu|
|Other Names||Anfin Josefsen Bryn|
|Lived||23 Oct 1841 -|
|Birth Place||Voss parish, Hordaland fylke|
|Residence at Muster-In||Beloit, Rock County, WI|
|Company at Enlistment||G|
|Rank at Enlistment||Private|
|Muster Date||13 Dec 1861|
|Mother||Brite Magnesdatter Rykke|
|Mother Lived||10 Jan 1818-1850|
|Father||Josef Anfinsen Bryn|
|Father Lived||7 Oct 1819-1850|
|Immigration||13 Jul 1850|
Anfind Josephsen was born on the Grovu farm, Voss parish, Hordaland, Norway. He arrived in New York July 13, 1850 with his parents, siblings, grandparents and uncles on the Kong Sverre.
The army listed Brown as living in Beloit, Rock County, WI, age 20, and unmarried. He enlisted for three years on October 5, 1861 at Beloit, and mustered at Madison, WI, on December 13, 1861, as a Private (Menig). He was on leave to Beloit on July 3, 1863. He was sick in Chattanooga, TN, on November 28, 1863. He mustered out with Company G on January 13, 1865, at Chattanooga.
Sources: Series 1200: Records of Civil War Regiments, 1861-1900, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, box 76-9; Regimental Muster and Descriptive Rolls, 1861-1865, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, vol. 20, p. 100; Det Femtende Regiment, Wisconsin Frivillige [The Fifteenth Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteers], Ole A. Buslett, 1895, Decorah, IA, p. 530; Oberst Heg og hans gutter, Waldemar Ager, 1916, Fremad Pub. Co., Eau Claire, WI, p. 312; Lars Gjertveit, Bodo, Norway; Norwegian Immigrants to the United States, A Biographical Directory, 1825-1850, Volume Five 1850, Blaine Hedberg and Gerhard B. Naeseth, 2008, Anundsen Publishing Co., Decorah, IA, p. 56, ID 652.