Wisconsin Historical Society, Iconography, ID 25425
|Name at Enlist||Knud Larson|
|Birth Name||Knut Larsen Gjerme|
|Other Names||Larsen Gjermo|
|Lived||11 Apr 1841 - 18 Jul 1863|
|Birth Place||Voss, Hordaland|
|Residence at Muster-In||Leeds Centre, Columbia County, WI|
|Company at Enlistment||H|
|Rank at Enlistment||Private|
|Muster Date||13 Feb 1862|
|Cause of Death||Wounds|
|Death Location||Hospital No. 14 in Nashville, Davidson County, TN|
|Burial Location||Nashville National Cemetery, Nashville, Davidson County, TN; section B, grave 704|
|Mother||Asgjerd Rognaldsdatter Glimme|
|Mother Lived||ca. 1801- 20 May 1885|
|Father||Lars Pedersen Gjerme|
|Father Lived||ca. 1797- Sep 1847|
|Immigration||30 Jun 1845|
Knud Larson was born on April 11, 1841 in Voss, Hordaland, Norway, the son of Lars Pedersen Gjerme and Asgjerd Rognaldsdatter Glimme. Knud came to America with his parents and four siblings reaching NY on June 30, 1845, on the Kong Sverre out of Bergen.
Larson joined the WI 15th Infantry, Company H. The men of the company called themselves "Heg's Rifles" in honor of the 15th commander, Colonel Hans C. Heg. They were also known as the "Voss Company" because of a large number of them who were from the Voss region of Norway. The army listed him as living in Leeds Centre, Columbia County, WI, age 21, unmarried, and a farmer. He had blue eyes, auburn hair, fair complexion, and stood 6’ tall. He enlisted for three years on January 29, 1862, at Madison, WI, and mustered there on February 13, 1862, as a Private (Menig). He was wounded by a gunshot into his hip at Stones River, TN, on December 31, 1862, and sent to the hospital. He died of his wound at hospital No. 14 in Nashville, TN, on July 18, 1863. He was buried in Nashville National Cemetery; section B, grave 704.
Sources: Series 1200: Records of Civil War Regiments, 1861-1900, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, Archives, Wisconsin Historical Society, Madison, boxes 76-10,-18, 77-8; Regimental Muster and Descriptive Rolls, 1861-1865, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, Archives, Wisconsin Historical Society, Madison, vol. 20, p. 116; Det Femtende Regiment, Wisconsin Frivillige [The Fifteenth Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteers], Ole A. Buslett, 1894, Decorah, IA, p. 565; Nordmaendene i Amerika, Martin Ulvestad, 1907, History Book Co., Minneapolis, MN, p. 304; Oberst Heg og hans gutter, Waldemar Ager, 1916, Fremad Pub. Co., Eau Claire, WI, pp. 289 (photo), 310; The Military History of Wisconsin in the War for the Union, Edwin B. Quiner, 1866, Clarke & Co., Chicago, p. 621; Norwegian Immigrants to the United States. A Biographical Directory, 1825-1850. Volume Two. 1844-1846, Gerhard B. Naeseth, 1997, Anundsen Publishing Co., Decorah, IA, 1845, p. 108, ID 235.