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Carl Tjorbjornsen

Carl Tjorbjornsen | Photograph | Wisconsin Historical Society
A seated studio portrait of Carl Tjorbjornsen [as written on the photograph backing and Descriptive Rolls, Volume 20; also written as Carl Torbjorson published roster: Wisconsin Volunteers (1914); also as Carl Torbjornsen  on published roster: Rosters of Wisconsin Volunteers, Volume 1 (1886)], a corporal in Company C, 15th Wisconsin Infantry, in uniform.  The following information was obtained from the Regimental and Descriptive Rolls, Volume 20: He resided in Muskego, Wisconsin.  On November 28, 1861, he enlisted in Madison, Wisconsin and on December 12, 1861 he was mustered into service in Madison, Wisconsin at the age of 20. He was wounded on September 19, 1863 during the battle at Chickamauga, Georgia.  Following the battle, he was sent to a hospital where he spent the remainder of the war recovering from his wounds. He mustered out with Company C on December 31, 1864, at Chattanooga, Tennessee.
DESCRIPTION
A seated studio portrait of Carl Tjorbjornsen [as written on the photograph backing and Descriptive Rolls, Volume 20; also written as Carl Torbjorson published roster: Wisconsin Volunteers (1914); also as Carl Torbjornsen on published roster: Rosters of Wisconsin Volunteers, Volume 1 (1886)], a corporal in Company C, 15th Wisconsin Infantry, in uniform. The following information was obtained from the Regimental and Descriptive Rolls, Volume 20: He resided in Muskego, Wisconsin. On November 28, 1861, he enlisted in Madison, Wisconsin and on December 12, 1861 he was mustered into service in Madison, Wisconsin at the age of 20. He was wounded on September 19, 1863 during the battle at Chickamauga, Georgia. Following the battle, he was sent to a hospital where he spent the remainder of the war recovering from his wounds. He mustered out with Company C on December 31, 1864, at Chattanooga, Tennessee.
RECORD DETAILS
Image ID:53137
Creation Date: 1862
Creator Name:Unknown
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Collection Name:Oberst Heg og hans gutter photographs, circa 1862-circa 1920
Genre:Photograph
Original Format Type:photographic print, b&w
Original Format Number:PH 2361 1/34
Original Dimensions:3.5 x 6 inches
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Tjorbjornsen was born May 25, 1843 in Telemark and emigrated to Wisconsin in 1847. A corporal in Company G of the 15th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry, he was entered on the Roll of Honor for bravery in December 1862. The C and 15 on his stole denote his company and regiment. Members of Company C called themselves the "Norway Bear Hunters."
SUBJECTS
Military uniforms
Portraits
Soldiers
Civil War, 1861-1865
Men
Portrait photography

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