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Federal (USV)


Michael A. Paulson

(c. 1843 - ?)

Home State: Wisconsin

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 3rd Wisconsin Infantry

Before Antietam

An 18 year old farmer from Wiota, he enlisted in Company K, 3rd Wisconsin Infantry on 26 April 1861. He had brown eyes, brown hair, dark complexion, and was 5' 9" tall.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in action on 17 September 1862 at Antietam.

The rest of the War

He was discharged 15 January 1863 for disability.

References & notes

Basic information from Bryant1. Details from his record at the Vesterheim National Norwegian-American Museum. Copies of many of his letters to his family, in Norwegian, are in the Wisconsin Historical Society, Madison. Note: There was another man of the same name in Company H of the 3rd Infantry (about 2 years younger, enlisted in February 1864).


c. 1843 in NORWAY


1   Bryant, Edwin Eustace, History of the Third Regiment of Wisconsin Veteran Volunteer Infantry 1861-1865, Madison: Arthur H Clark Co. for the Veteran Association of the Regiment, 1891, pp. 442 - 445  [AotW citation 15866]