|Name at Enlist||Christopher Pederson|
|Lived||ca. 1832 -|
|Residence at Muster-In||Monroe, Green County, WI|
|Company at Enlistment||G|
|Rank at Enlistment||Private|
|Muster Date||9 Dec 1861|
Christopher Pederson joined the WI 15th Infantry, Company G. The men of the company called themselves the "Rock River Rangers."
The army listed him as living in Monroe, Green County, WI, age 29, and unmarried. He enlisted for three years on November 12, 1861 at Monroe, and mustered at Madison, WI on December 9, 1861 as a Private (Menig). Pederson was discharged from the service for disability due to disease at Cincinnati, OH on August 11, 1862.
Sources: Series 1200: Records of Civil War Regiments, 1861-1900, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, box 76-9; Regimental muster and descriptive rolls, 1861-1865, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, vol.20, p.104; Det Femtende Regiment, Wisconsin Frivillige [The Fifteenth Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteers], Ole A. Buslett (Decorah, Iowa, 1894), p.542; Oberst Heg og hans gutter, Waldemar Ager, 1916, Fremad Pub. Co., Eau Claire, WI, p.313; Nordmaendene i Amerika, Martin Ulvestad, 1907, History Book Co., Minneapolis, MN, p.321; Jayne Overgard of Grass Valley, California, writing on Rootsweb.com, says this soldier enlisted a second time as Christopher Peterson [See Peterson, Christopher, WI 25th Inf Co D].