Wisconsin Historical Society, Iconography, ID 86151
|Name at Enlist||Anders Pederson|
|Other Names||Andreas, Andrew|
|Lived||ca. 1845 -|
|Residence at Muster-In||Cast Iron, East Troy, Walworth County, WI|
|Company at Enlistment||H|
|Rank at Enlistment||Private|
|Muster Date||17 Feb 1864|
Anders Pederson joined the WI 15th Infantry, Company H. The men of the company called themselves "Heg's Rifles" in honor of the 15th commander, Colonel Hans C. Heg. They were also known as the "Voss Company" because of a large number of them who were from the Voss region of Norway.
The army listed him as living in Cast Iron, East Troy, Walworth County, WI, born in Norway, age 18, and a farmer. He had brown eyes, sandy hair, light complexion, and stood 5’6½”. Pederson enlisted for three years on February 3, 1864, at Madison, WI, and mustered there on February 17, 1864, as a Private (Menig). He joined Company H at Strawberry Plains, VA, on March 31, 1864. On August 17, 1864, he was sick in the Division hospital and then sent to hospital on October 4, 1864. He was heard from at Nashville, TN. He was temporarily assigned to the Wisconsin 24th Infantry on February 13, 1865, and then transferred to I Company of the Wisconsin 13th Infantry on June 10, 1865. Pederson mustered out on July 29, 1865, at Prairie du Chien, WI.
Sources: Series 1200: Records of Civil War Regiments, 1861-1900, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, Archives, Wisconsin Historical Society, Madison, box 76-13; Regimental Muster and Descriptive Rolls, 1861-1865, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, Archives, Wisconsin Historical Society, Madison, vol. 20, p. 118; Det Femtende Regiment, Wisconsin Frivillige [The Fifteenth Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteers], Ole A. Buslett, 1894, Decorah, IA, p. 571 (photo); Oberst Heg og hans gutter, Waldemar Ager, 1916, Fremad Pub. Co., Eau Claire, WI, p. 279 (photo), p. 310.