It's nice that someone appreciates my re-post of the site about 7th Texas inf. The reason for the re-posting is the website has some interesting information about the regiment.
As far as I know, the reenacting group is not operational..and has not been for many years. Lars Gjertveit (Commander) is / was a "notary" about the regiment.(Personally, I have not been in contact with him in over 20 years..)
In Co A there were 2 Norwegians - that`s why we are interested in the regiment:
Mustered in 11 Nov 61, Hopkinsville, Kentucky. Merged with 6th and 10th Texas Infantry plus 15th, 17th, 18th, 24th, and 25th Texas Dismounted Cavalry 9 Apr 65 to form 1st Texas Consolidated Infantry. Surrendered 26 Apr 65.
Co A (Waco Guards)
B: Christian Olsen Strand 30 Jun 1831, Elverum, Norway. Enlisted at Marshall 1 Oct 61 for 3 years or the war. Captured at Fort Donelson, Tenn., 16 Feb 62, and imprisoned at Camp Douglas, Illinois. Exchanged near Vicksburg, Miss., 20 Sep 62. On extra duty as butcher Jan - Feb 63. In hospital at Yazoo City, Miss., Jun - Jul 63. Captured at Yazoo City 13 Jul 63. Taken to Cairo, Illinois, where, on 17 Aug 63, he enlisted in the 58th Illinois Infantry Regiment, serving in the U.S. Army until mustered out 1 Apr 66 at Montgomery, Ala. Description: 5'6" tall, light complexion, blue eyes, light hair, and by occupation a farmer.
D: 11 Feb 1915, Bosque county, Texas (Norse).
Co G (Freestone Freemen)
B: Helge Jacobsen Gran 5 Apr 1830, Vang, Norway. Enlisted at Fairfield 25 Jul 61 for 3 years or the war. Captured at Fort Donelson, Tenn., 16 Feb 62, and imprisoned at Camp Douglas, Illinois. Exchanged near Vicksburg, Miss., 20 Sep 62. Discharged at Jackson, Miss., 22 Oct 62 by reason of illness acquired at Camp Douglas (Surgeon's Certificate). Description: 5'8" tall, dark complexion, gray eyes, dark hair, and by occupation a baker. (Later 5th Sergeant, Co F, 2d Texas Cavalry)
- and the county of Bosque and the city of Clifton - the capital of Norwegian immigration to Texas.
"Clifton is well known for being the largest Norwegian settlement west of the Mississippi River and “The Norwegian Capital of Texas.” The Norwegian settlement began here in 1854, the same year the county was founded, and was led by Ole Canuteson and included Cleng Peerson, “The Father of Norwegian Immigration to America.” Thousands of Norwegian immigrants, some coming directly from Norway and others from northern states, would eventually settle between Clifton and Cranfills Gap by century’s end. The Norwegian influence in the area is still very evident today. Clifton is also known for a large German population, which settled primarily east of Clifton and the Bosque River in the Womack community following the Civil War. The Germans organized a church in that community, as well as a German Lutheran congregation in Clifton."
Roy H Larsen