Gullik  Knudson

Wisconsin Historical Society, Iconography, ID 81625

Gullik Knudson

15th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry

The Scandinavian Regiment

Name at Enlist Gullik Knudson
Birth Name
Other Names Gulleik Knudsen Rokne
Lived ca. 1828 -
Birth Place Voss
Birth Country Norway
Residence at Muster-In Manitowoc County, WI
Company at Enlistment F
Rank at Enlistment Private
Muster Date 5 Jan 1862
Spouse Ambjor

Gullik Knudson was born “Gulleik Knudsen Rokne” in Voss, Norway about 1828. He joined the WI 15th Infantry, Company F. The men of the company called themselves "KK's Protectors" in honor of the 15th's first Lieutenant Colonel, Kiler K. Jones. “F” was also known as the Valdres Company because a large number of its members hailed from the Valdres region of Norway. The army listed him as living in Manitowoc County, WI, age 33, and married. He had blue eyes, light hair, light complexion, and stood 5’6”. Knudson enlisted for three years on December 28, 1861 at Manitowoc, and mustered at Madison, WI on January 5, 1862 as a Private (Menig). He had a bounty of $100. He was sick in Bowling Green, KY on September 17, 1862 and then sick in Cowan, TN on August 17, 1863. Knudson transferred to Veterans Reserve Corps on September 1, 1863. He died four weeks after he returned from the war. His widow, Ambjor, filed a pension on September 5, 1865. Gullik's brother was B. R. Knudson of Wallingford, WI.


Sources: Series 1200: Records of Civil War Regiments, 1861-1900, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, box 76-8; Regimental muster and descriptive rolls, 1861-1865, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, vol.20, p.88; Det Femtende Regiment, Wisconsin Frivillige [The Fifteenth Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteers], Ole A. Buslett (Decorah, Iowa, 1894), p.508; Nordmaendene i Amerika, Martin Ulvestad, 1907, History Book Co., Minneapolis, MN, p.302; Oberst Heg og hans gutter, Waldemar Ager, 1916, Fremad Pub. Co., Eau Claire, WI, p.289, photo, p.307; Lars Gjertveit, Bodo, Norway; Civil War Pension Index, Roll #T288_267.

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