Knudt Johnson (Fie) – WI 12th Regiment Co. C – Perry

    Knudt was born Sept. 12, 1841 in Flosta, Dypvåg, Aust-Agder, Norway. He, with his father and a sister, left Norway in 1853. He lived between Perry and Hollandale. He enlisted in the Civil War on Sept. 20, 1861, joining the Dodgeville Guard, which in due time was joined to the Twelfth Regiment Wis. Volunteers Infantry until September 27, 1865.
    At different times Knudt was under the command of Generals Grant, Sherman and McPherson and took part in the siege of Vicksburg, in the battles of Jackson, Mississippi, Baker’s Creek, Atlanta and Jonesboro, an engagement fought in the course of Sherman’s march from Savannah to the sea, and finally in the battle of Bentonville, North Carolina, the last important battle before the end of the war.
   He entered as a private but was mustered out at Louisville with the rank of corporal. After receiving his honorable discharge from military service he returned to Dane county, where he purchased forty acres of land. In 1869 left Wisconsin and settle near Lake Mills, Winnebago, Iowa.