b. 26/02/1858 Gothenburg, Sweden. d. 15/12/1889 Gothenburg, Sweden.
DATE OF MOH ACTION: 08/12/1874 Staked Plains, Texas.
He was a United States Army private who served in the American Indian Wars. He and fellow Private John Francis O'Sullivan distinguished themselves in this battle, and after nearly all the renegades had been killed, O'Sullivan pursued the last surviving Indian but was unable to catch him. Both Bergendahl and O'Sullivan received the Medal of Honor, as well as Lieutenant Lewis Warrington, for gallantry at the Staked Plains on October 13, 1875.
Gallantry in a long chase after Indians.
BURIAL LOCATION: CAST CEMETERY, GOTHENBURG, SWEDEN.
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