Our Civil War Trip

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Sons of Norway- Mandt Lodge will host “An evening about Stoughton’s William Seamonson and our Civil War Adventure Trip” presented by John and Darlene Arneson. The program will be on Thursday, March 10, beginning at 7 PM. The lodge is located at 317 South Page Street in  Stoughton.  Mandt Lodge members John and Darlene Arneson will share the story of their adventure following the Civil War battle engagements of John’s great grandfather, William Seamonson. Born in Norway and immigrating as a young child, William went on to serve three years in the Wisconsin 23rd Division in the Red River, Vicksburg, and Mobile Campaigns during the Civil War. Follow the journey that John’s investigation has taken as he shares how he researched his great-grandfather’s story of service to his country and what resources anyone has access to in order to research their own family members. Travels took them to Norway, Camp Randall, four southern states where most of his battle engagements occurred, to the state capitol, and ending at his final resting spot at West Koshkonong Church.

Please contact Darlene Arneson at [email protected] or 608-873-7209 for more information. Mandt Lodge is handicapped accessible with a lift located on the south side of the building. There is parking on the street, public parking lot behind the Stoughton Senior Center, or in the Livsreise parking lot if their building is closed. We always encourage you to bring donations for the Stoughton Food Pantry! The public is always welcome at Mandt Lodge!

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