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Lars AADLAND From Tysvœr, Norway. Came to the U.S. in the early 1840s and volunteered in the war against Mexico. He was with General Scott to Mexico City, later lived in LaSalle county, Illinois, but went South again when the Civil War broke out and fought on the Confederate side. Died in Indiana.
[De som dro ut, p. 63]
Andrew KNUDSON B: in Norway ab. 1836. Enlisted as a substitute with the 5th New Hampshire Infantry Regiment, U.S.V., 15 Aug 64. Deserted to the enemy (the Confederates) near Petersburg, Virginia, 10 Oct 64.
[muster roll, 5th New Hampshire Vol. Inf.]
(187?/160)
Nicolai THOMPSON
B: 29May 1839, Mandal, Norway. After a shipwreck in the West Indies he was picked up by a blockade runner and carried to Mobile, Alabama (obviously prior to August 1864, when Mobile was closed as a port). There he enlisted in the Confederate army and served until the close of the war. He then moved to Texas, where he lived in Falls, Dallas, Parker, Jones, and finally Randal County. D: 30 Apr 1919, Hereford, Texas (Canyon).
[obituary, Randal County [Texas] News, May 8, 1919]
The following Norwegian-Texans served in the Confederate Army is established by various letters, pension applications, family histories, Martin Ulvestad's "Nordmœndene i Amerika", etc. However, their names cannot be found on the muster rolls of any unit from Texas (many rolls were never preserved).
(1851/ 71)
Christian CANUTESON
B: in Norway. Canuteson applied for a Confederate pension in 1914, but could not then remember his regiment, as he was detailed during his entire service and understood almost no English at the time. He claims to have enlisted as a volunteer at Canton in 1862 and was detailed to serve as an army shoemaker and saddlemaker until the surrender. According to the application, he enlisted in the command of a Captain Harrison, supposedly a mounted unit. This could mean Captain J. S. Harrison, Co. F, Terry's Texas Cavalry, or - if not a mounted unit - perhaps Captain James M. Harrison, Co. I, 11th Texas Infantry; or Captain Robert P. Harrison, Co. C, 13th Texas Infantry. Lieutenants by the name of Harrison are also found in Co. M, 28th Texas Cavalry and Co. G, 17th Texas Cavalry. It is difficult to determine the most likely unit, because Canuteson's memory can hardly be trusted as regards the officer's rank or branch of service. Confederate pension application of Christian Canuteson (Texas State Library). D: ?
(1850/34)
Gjeruld GRIMLAND
B: Gjeruld Kittelsen Grimeland 12 Oct 1844, ┼mli, Norway. "..Yern Grimland says he is..the oldest of five brothers who enlisted and served as Confederate soldiers.." - Confederate pension application of Ole K. Grimland, p. 3 (Texas State Library). The other four brothers were Yern (below), Gunsten (Co I, 11th Texas Infantry), Neils (Co I, 11th Texas Infantry), and Ole (Co I, 11th Texas Infantry). The fifth must have been Gjeruld, as he was by far the only one of the remaining Grimland brothers (they were 8 in all) who would have been eligible for military service.
D: 23 Aug 1875, Bosque county, Texas.
(1850/30)
Yern GRIMLAND

Gunsmith,
Mound Prairie Armory
B: Jørgen Jørgensen Grimeland 11 Mar 1833, ┼mli, Norway. "..Yern Grimeland says...that he enlisted in a different command from his brother [Ole]..but served in the armoury at Mound Prairie.." - Confederate pension application of Ole K. Grimland, p. 3 (Texas State Library). Same statement is repeated in the Confederate pension application of Gunsten K. Grimland (p. 3).
D: 4 Oct 1915, Bosque county, Texas (Clifton).
[J. Llewellyn operated a small arms manufactory at Mound Prairie; also a large C.S. QM Depot]
(1848/1)
Holver C HOLVERSON
B: Halvor Christian Jensen Øvernes 19 Jul 1823, Holt, Norway. (Prev. pvt, Capt. H. F. Bridges' Reserve Company, Henderson County, Precinct # 2, 13th Brigade, TST.) Name appears on a consolidated report of conscripts of the 5th Congressional District detailed to officers, government agents, and state contractors. Holverson was detailed to one state contractor Short, Briscoe county, for furnishing arms. The report is not dated, but in view of Holverson's age it was probably made after the 2d Conscription Act (27 Sep 62). D: 23 Oct 1873 or 8 Nov 1874, Bosque county, Texas (Norse).
(1853/76a)
Jens JENSON
B: Jens Jensen Oddersland (jr.) 28 Mar 1835, Tromøy, Norway. Listed in Martin Ulvestad, Nordmændene i Amerika, vol. I, p. 295.
D: 3 Jan 1912, Bosque county, Texas (Rock Church).[Family History of Jenson family]
(1847/1)
Jens JENSON
B: Jens Jensen Angelstad (jr.) 23 Sep 1821, Holt, Norway. Widow's Confederate pension application of Sarah Jenson (Texas State Library).
D: 20 Nov 1888, Brownsboro, Texas .
(1847/13)
Peter JENSON
B: Peder Jensen Møglebustad 9 Mar 1843, Holt, Norway.
Listed in Martin Ulvestad, Nordmændene i Amerika, vol. I, p. 295, where it is also stated that he fell (died) in the war in 1864.
(1850/63)
Aanon KNUDSON
B: Aanon Knudsen Reierselmoen 15 May 1826, Froland, Norway.
Listed in Martin Ulvestad, Nordmændene i Amerika, vol. I, p. 302.
D: 22 Nov 1906, Van Zandt county, Texas (Four Mile).
(1850/3)
Terry NYSTEL
B: Terje Olsen Nystøl 10 Nov 1822, Seljaas, ┼mli, Norway.
Listed in Martin Ulvestad, Nordmændene i Amerika, vol. I, p. 314.
D: 5 Feb 1887, Bosque county, Texas (Norse).
(1846/43)
Ole R OLSON
B: Ole Olsen Ramse d. e. 10 Apr 1836, Bujord, Tovdal, Norway. "..I have, however, seen Ole Olson..who [is] in our division.." - letter from Lars Olson (Co B, 31st Texas Cavalry) to Ole Ween, dated near Houston, Texas, 23 Apr 65. The division referred to is Maj. Gen. Samuel B. Maxey's*. (Prev. pvt, Capt. J.R. Johnson's Prairieville Company, Kaufman county, Precinct # 6, 13th Brigade, TST.)
D: 22 Jul 1876, Henderson county, Texas (Brownsboro).
(1846/39)
Sven OLSON
B: Sven Olsen Bujord 12 Sep 1821, Tovdal, Norway. "..I have, however, seen..Sven Olson, who [is] in our division.." - letter from Lars Olson (Co B, 31st Texas Cavalry) to Ole Ween, dated near Houston, Texas, 23 Apr 65. The division referred to is Maj. Gen. Samuel B. Maxey's*. (Prev. pvt, Capt. H. F. Bridges' Reserve Company, Henderson county, Precinct # 2, 13th Brigade, TST.) Description (according to emigration records): 5'5" tall, dark blue eyes, red hair. A scar above the left eye.
D: 27 Jul 1906, Bosque county, Texas (Rock Church).
(1858/3)
R R SKIMLAND
B: Stord (?), Norway (date unknown).
Listed in Martin Ulvestad, Nordmændene i Amerika, vol. I, p. 329.
May have served with the Texas State Troops. D: 1901, Iowa.
(1858/18)
Tones TONESON
B: Tønnes Tønnesen... Stavanger (?), Norway (date unknown).
Listed in Martin Ulvestad, NordmŠndene i Amerika, vol. I, p. 276, where it is also stated that he died during the war in Louisiana. According to Jacob Olson's Early Scandinavian Pioneers of Bosque County, Texas, p. 4, "..He joined the army...Died in army, the cause is unknown.."
* Major General Samuel Bell Maxey's Texas Infantry Division (as of 28 April 1865):
1st (J. E. Harrison's) Brigade: 15th Texas Infantry, 20th Texas Infantry, 17th Texas (Dismounted) Cavalry, 1st (Dismounted) Cavalry Regiment / Arizona Brigade
2d (H. P. Bee's) Brigade: Border's Texas (Dismounted) Cavalry, Terry's Texas (Dismounted) Cavalry, 20th Texas (Dismounted) Cavalry Regiment, 22d Texas (Dismounted) Cavalry, 31st Texas (Dismounted) Cavalry, 1st Texas Sharpshooter Battalion
3rd (J. B. Robertson's) Brigade: 8th Texas Infantry, 23rd Texas (Dismounted) Cavalry, 2d (Dismounted) Cavalry Regiment / Arizona Brigade, 5th Texas Partisan Rangers
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