|Birth||May 25, 1843|
|Death||Oct. 22, 1940|
|Unit||11th Wisconsin Infantry, Company A|
Private Otto Ostenberg
Company A, 11th Wisconsin Infantry
Ostenberg was born in Germany on May 25, 1843. He was residing in Ridgeway (Iowa County), Wisconsin when he enlisted and mustered in the regiment on January 24, 1864. Ostenberg served a little over 19 months before he was discharged on September 4, 1865.
During Ostenberg’s enlistment, the regiment was involved in two major operations:
Siege of Spanish Fort and Fort Blakely (AL) (March 26-April 9, 1865). Regimental losses were 15 killed and 45 wounded on April 9, 1865.
Occupation of Mobile (AL) (April 12, 1865).
Ostenberg died on October 22, 1940 at the age of 97 years. He is buried in the Sunrise Cemetery in Wahoo (Saunders County), Nebraska. Ostenberg was a member of the Andrew Post (#90) of the Grand Army of the Republic in Wahoo.
Doc – Ostenberg(11WISC).doc
Note: Veteran bios were compiled and written by Dean Podoll.