(1836 - 1910)
Home State: Minnesota
Branch of Service: Sharpshooters
He came to America with his family from Norway in 1848 and they farmed at Northfield, MN. By then age 25, he enlisted in the 2nd Company, Minnesota Sharpshooters as Private on 20 January 1862.
On the Campaign
He was wounded by two gunshots to his left thigh in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862, was left on the field, and was captured there.
The rest of the War
He was paroled shortly after the battle and treated at the School House hospital in Chambersburg, PA. He was discharged for disability on 25 February 1863.
After the War
He returned to Northfield, MN and was a farmer there until 1882 when he moved to the Red River Valley of North Dakota.
References & notes
Service from Minnesota in the Civil and Indian Wars 1 as Andrew Lockrem. Personal details and his picture from Great-great-grandson Mark R. Daley via the First Minnesota website. His North Dakota gravesite and a memorial in Minnesota are on Findagrave. His birth year is listed variously as 1833, 1836, and 1838; 1836 correlates with his given age as 25 at enlistment.
He married Anna Halvorsdatter (1839-1909) in May 1864 and they had 7 children together.
12/22/1836; Vang, Valdres, NORWAY
07/20/1910; Park River, Walsh County, ND; burial in Park Center Lutheran Cemetery, Hoople, ND
1 State of Minnesota, Board of Commissioners, Minnesota in the Civil War and Indian Wars 1861-1865, 2 volumes, St. Paul: Pioneer Press Company, 1890-93, Vol. 1, pg. 518 [AotW citation 21282]