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1st Minnesota Heavy Artillery      
Company A
Aaron Decker - Private   
Died in Aurora, Dearborn, IL of disease contracted while in the service 10 days after being mustered out.
Contact Name:  Paul Lavrischeff
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Date Added:  8/25/2005
Company A
John Sontheim - Private   
Johann (John)Sontheim aka: Southern, Sotherin, Southein- enlisted Sept. 19, 1864 at St. Paul Minnesota. Served till the end of the war. John emigrated from Germany in 1853 and was a locksmith and farmer by trade. The Sontheim family settled in Carver County by 1856.
He died in 1886 and is buried at St. Josephs Catholic cemetery in Waconia, Minnesota.
John Sontheim is my great-great grandfather.
Contact Name:  James Kustelski
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Date Added:  2/23/2007
Company B
James Gordon - Private   
My great great uncle James Gordon, second to the oldest of four brothers served in Company B, 1st Heavy Artillery Regiment from 1864-1865. Born in Westmeath County, Ireland on 4 Jan 1830 and died in Winona, MN on 3 May 1917.
Contact Name:  Dorene Conti
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Date Added:  8/23/2010
Company B
Michael Gordon - Private   
My great great uncle Michael Gordon was one of four brothers to enlist during the Civil War. He and his brother James were in Company B, 1st Heavy Artillery Regiment, Minnesota. Born in Westmeath County, Ireland, 22 May 1836 and died in Minnesota 3 May 1928.
Contact Name:  Dorene Conti
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Date Added:  8/23/2010
Company C
Graydon G Maynard - 1st Sergeant   
Enlisted as a Private on 7 October 1864 at the age of 28.
Promoted to First Sergeant on 19 October 1864.
Mustered out on 17 June 1865.
Contact Name:  Eric Stone
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Date Added:  6/4/2010
Company C
Halvor/Halver Thompson - Private   
Halvor Torkjellsson Langeland/Thompson
Born: 29 Sep 1836 on Langeland farm, Føgn, Finnoy Co., Rogaland Dist.,Norway
Immigrated:6 Apr 1854
Died: 7 Jun 1924 in Freeborn Co., Minnesota
Brother of Andreas/Andrew Thompson who died in war.

Halvor was a Private, Co. C 1st MN Vol. Heavy Artillery
enrolling 18 Oct 1864 and transfered to Co. D 1st MN Vol. Heavy Artillery on 7 July 1865.
Discharged 27 Sept 1865 in Nashville, TN

His first name on some records was spelled: Halver
Correct spelling is Halvor
Contact Name:  S Glover
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Date Added:  6/21/2006
Company D
Charles Hudson - Bugler   
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Contact Name:  R A McDonald
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Date Added:  7/30/2008
Company D
Halvor/Halver Thompson - Private   
Halvor Torkjellsson Langeland/Thompson Born: 29 Sep 1836 on Langeland farm, Føgn, Finnoy Co., Rogaland Dist.,Norway Immigrated:6 Apr 1854 Died: 7 Jun 1924 in Freeborn Co., Minnesota. Brother of Andreas/Andrew Thompson who died in war.

Halvor was a Private, Co. C 1st MN Vol. Heavy Artillery
enrolling 18 Oct 1864 and transfered to Co. D 1st MN Vol. Heavy Artillery on 7 July 1865.
Discharged 27 Sept 1865 in Nashville, TN
Some records spelled name Halver but correct spelling is Halvor.
Contact Name:  S Glover
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Date Added:  6/21/2006
Company E
Charles Arthur Jones - Private   
Charles Arthur Jones is my 2nd Great Grandfather. Born January 16, 1846, Portland, Maine. Father Richmond Jones Jr., Mother Achsa P. Gammon. He was 19 years old on enlistment date of January 31, 1865, Walcott Township, Rice County, Minnesota. The first Minnesota Heavy Artillery was organized by Col. William Colville and contained 1,800 men. This regiment was mustered out April 26, 1865, to Fort Oglethorpe, near Chattanooga, TN, and waited there in the Spring and early summer of 1865 to be called into action, but the call never came and in August, 1865, the regiment was ordered home. Charles Arthur Jones
Contact Name:  Cheron Gibson
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Date Added:  1/26/2006
Company F
John Otis Wetherell - Lieutenant   
enlisted as a private, promoted to sargeant, then promoted to 2nd Lieutenant July 15, 1865.
buried masonic cemetery, Oregon City, Oregon
Contact Name:  Tom Wetherell
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Date Added:  7/14/2007
Company H
Stephen Vangilder - Private   
present at Chattanooga
Contact Name:  Michelle Pederson
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Date Added:  7/31/2014
Company I
Daniel Ellis Glidden - Private   
Daniel Ellis is my G G Grandfarther. Born in N.H. and travled West to settle land grants. Died in Port orchard Washington 1919
Contact Name:  Rebecca Wright
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Date Added:  7/2/2007
Company I
Thomas Michael McDonnell - Private   
Volunteer enlistment Feb. 1 ,1865 Red Wing MN. Muster Feb. 10, 1865 St. Paul MN. Reported Fort Snelling Feb. 21, 1865. Bounty paid $33.33. Muster-out Nashville Tennessee Sept. 27, 1865. Paid $33.34 minus the $6.35 he owed the US for arms, equipment and uniform
Contact Name:  Corynn Flood
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Date Added:  3/17/2011
Company L
william claus christian johnson - Corporal   
born jan. 5, 1833 in kronprinzenkoog, kattrepel, by marne, south dithmarschen co., holstein, danish germany. name was jansen & johannsen in church records in germany.
elected to minn. house of repr. 1885 from mcleod co..
died june 28, 1901 glencoe, mcleod co., minnesota. buried in glencoe city cemetery. masonic funeral.
his brother peter nicholas oc co. l. died of measles apr. 27, 1865 in chattanooga, tenn..
Contact Name:  martin w. johnson
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Date Added:  1/22/2008
Company L
Peter Shaleen - Sergeant   
Born Peter Månsson, Gårdsby parish, Kronoberg, Sweden in 1833 and educated in Sweden as a scholar and organist, he emigrated with his family to Chisago County in 1855, where he taught school and was organist of the Swedish Lutheran Church at Chisago Lake until his death in 1898. He took the name Sjölin in Sweden, changing it to Shaleen in America.
Contact Name:  Laurie Kirby
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Date Added:  12/13/2007
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