Elias  Pederson

Elias Pederson

15th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry

The Scandinavian Regiment

Name at Enlist Elias Pederson
Birth Name
Other Names Peterson
Lived ca. 1843 - 10 Jun 1862
Residence at Muster-In Portage City, Columbia County, WI
Company at Enlistment D
Rank at Enlistment Private
Muster Date 8 Dec 1861
Cause of Death Sick
Death Location Portage City, Columbia County, WI

Elias Pederson joined the WI 15th Infantry, Company D. The men of the company called themselves the "Norway Wolf Hunters." They were also known as the "Waupun Company" because so many of its members were from Waupun.

The army listed him as living in Portage City, Columbia County, WI, age 18, and unmarried. He enlisted for three years on November 27, 1861, at Portage City, and mustered at Madison, WI, on December 8, 1861, as a Private (Menig). Pederson was sick in the hospital at Mound City, IL, on April 6, 1862. On June 3, 1862, he was listed as being sick and on furlough. He died while at his home in Portage City on June 10, 1862. The company clerk wrote on the muster roll that there had been no official notice of Pederson’s death, but that a private letter had been received that said so.

Sources: Series 1200: Records of Civil War Regiments, 1861-1900, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, Archives, Wisconsin Historical Society, Madison, boxes 76-6, 77-3, 78-3; Regimental Muster and Descriptive Rolls, 1861-1865, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, Archives, Wisconsin Historical Society, Madison, vol.20, p.62; Det Femtende Regiment, Wisconsin Frivillige [The Fifteenth Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteers], Ole A. Buslett, 1894, Decorah, IA, p.454; Oberst Heg og hans Gutter, Waldemar Ager, 1916, Fremad Publ. Co., Eau Claire, WI, p.302.


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