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|Name at Enlist|
1 Nov 1818 – 6 Apr 1890
|Resident of Muster-In|
Freeborn County, MN
|Company at Enlistment|
|Rank at Enlistment|
Private and Musician
18 Feb 1862
Castlewood Cemetery, Castlewood, Hamlin County, SD
16 May 1822- 3 Jan 1905
Christian Gulbrandson was born on November 1, 1818 in Norway. He married Mary and they had a son named Iver in 1852 while still in Norway. By 1857, they had immigrated to IA and had a son, Martin (1857).
Gulbrandson 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 Gulbrandson as living in Freeborn County, MN, age 43, and married. He enlisted for three years on December 16, 1861 in Freeborn County, and mustered at Madison, WI on February 11, 1862 as a Private (Menig). He was named Company Musician on February 18, 1862. He was sick in Winchester, TN on August 17, 1863 and sick in Nashville, TN, the same year. He mustered out with K Company at Chattanooga, TN on February 10, 1865.
In 1870, Christian was working as a farmer. Christian and Mary are both buried in Castlewood Cemetery, Castlewood, Hamlin County, SD.
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.144; Det Femtende Regiment. Wisconsin Frivillige [The Fifteenth Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteers], Ole A. Buslett, Decorah, IA, 1894, p.623; Nordmændene i Amerika, Martin Ulvestad, 1907, History Book Co., Minneapolis, MN, p.284; Freeborn County, MN Historical Society; Civil War Pension Index, Roll# T288_190; findagrave.com; 1870 Census, Roll: T132_4, Page: 918, Image: 340, Family History Library Film: 830424.