From the Hans Christian Andersen biography "The Life of Hans Christian Andersen. Day By Day", written by DPhil Johan de Mylius:
1830Journey to Jutland and Funen
2 January 1830
Publication of Digte (Poems), which includes the prose fairy-tale "Dødningen"(The Ghost). In a later and heavily revised version, this tale was titled "Reisekammeraten"(The Travelling Companion).
By order of the corps, he is nominated as non-commissioned officer in the King's Guards, after a vote amongst the fellow soldiers on 20th February.