Hans  Pederson

Hans Pederson

15th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry

The Scandinavian Regiment

Name at Enlist Hans Pederson
Birth Name
Lived ca. 1831 -
Residence at Muster-In New Lisbon, Juneau County, WI
Company at Enlistment D
Rank at Enlistment Private
Muster Date 8 Dec 1861
Cause of Death Disease
Death Location Columbus, Hickman County, KY

Hans 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 New Lisbon, Juneau County, WI, age 30, and unmarried. He enlisted for three years on October 28, 1861, at Strongs Point, WI, and mustered at Madison, WI, on December 8, 1861, as a Private (Menig). Pederson was left sick in Mississippi River Island No. 10 on June 11, 1862. He died of disease at a mobile hospital in Columbus, KY, on September 23, 1862.

Sources: Series 1200: Records of Civil War Regiments, 1861-1900, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, boxes 76-6, 77-8, 78-3; Regimental muster and descriptive rolls, 1861-1865, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, vol.20, p.62; Det Femtende Regiment, Wisconsin Frivillige [The Fifteenth Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteers], Ole A. Buslett (Decorah, Iowa, 1894), p.455; Oberst Heg og hans gutter, Waldemar Ager, 1916, Fremad Pub. Co., Eau Claire, WI, p.302.

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