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|Name at Enlist|
Halvor Aslesen Kleivseie
Halvor Aslesen Kleivseie, Aslesen
ca. 1844 – 11 Nov 1862
|Resident of Muster-In|
Manchester Township, Freeborn County, MN
|Company at Enlistment|
|Rank at Enlistment|
11 Feb 1862
|Cause of Death|
National Cemetery at Nashville, TN; section A, grave 627
Halvor Aslakson was born “Halvor Aslesen Kleivseie” in Eggedal, Norway. He came to America in 1861. 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 MN and IA, with the rest from WI.
The army listed Aslakson as living in Manchester Township, Freeborn County, MN, age 18, and unmarried. 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). He was left behind sick in Iuka, MS on August 20, 1862. He died of disease in a general hospital in Nashville, TN on November 11, 1862. [One military record shows him dying in Farmington, MS]. He was buried in National Cemetery at Nashville; section A, grave 627.
Sources: Series 1200: Records of Civil War Regiments, 1861-1900, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, boxes 76-12, 77-8; Regimental Muster and Descriptive Rolls, 1861-1865, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, vol.20, p.142; Det Femtende Regiment, Wisconsin Frivillage [The Fifteenth Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteers], Ole A. Buslett, Decorah, IA, 1895, p.620; Nordmændene i Amerika, Martin Ulvestad, 1907, History Book Co., Minneapolis, MN, p.270; Oberst Heg og hans gutter, Waldemar Ager, 1916, Fremad Publ. Co., Eau Claire, WI, p.317; Wisconsin in the War of the Rebellion, Wm. DeLoss Love, 1866, Church and Goodman, Chicago, p.1082; FCHS; Rokke.