Andrew Christensen

BirthApril 17, 1841
DeathOct. 26, 1917
CemeteryDakota City (Dakota City)
PostBanner (So Sioux City)
Unit1st Nebraska Cavalry, Company I

Private Andrew Christensen

Company D, 1st Battalion, Nebraska Cavalry

Company I, 1st Nebraska Veteran Cavalry

Christensen was born in Denmark on April 17, 1841. He was living in Omaha (Douglas County), Nebraska when he enlisted in the 1st Battalion – Nebraska Cavalry. He joined the unit as a sergeant on August 19, 1864. He was mustered on August 31, 1864 and served about 10 months before transferring to the 1st Nebraska Cavalry.

The 1st Battalion, Nebraska Cavalry was organized at Omaha between January and August 1864. The outfit saw duty in the Nebraska Territory and Colorado. It performed duties against Indians and guarded overland mail routes. The unit consolidated with the 1st Nebraska Veteran Cavalry on July 10, 1865.

The 1st Nebraska Veteran Cavalry performed duties in Colorado and the Nebraska Territory. Its’ duties were similar to those of the 1st Battalion. The unit was mustered out on July 1, 1866.

Christensen died on October 26, 1917 at the age of 76 years. He is buried in the Dakota City Cemetery in Dakota City (Dakota County), Nebraska. He was a charter member and probably the last member of the Banner Post (#308) of the Grand Army of the Republic in South Sioux City, Nebraska.

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Note: Veteran bios were compiled and written by Dean Podoll.