Narve  Pederson

Narve Pederson

15th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry

The Scandinavian Regiment

Name at Enlist Narve Pederson
Birth Name
Other Names Peterson
Lived ca. 1838 - 19 Nov 1862
Residence at Muster-In Freeborn County, MN
Company at Enlistment K
Rank at Enlistment Corporal
Muster Date 11 Feb 1862
Cause of Death Disease
Death Location Edgefield Junction, Davidson County, TN
Burial Location National Cemetery in Nashville, Davidson County, TN

Narve Pederson joined the WI 15th Infantry, Company K. The company called itself "Clausen's Guards" in honor of the 15th's first Chaplain, Claus L. Clausen. Most of the company was recruited from Scandinavian communities in Minnesota and Iowa, with the rest from Wisconsin.

The army listed him as living in Freeborn County, MN, age 24, and unmarried. He enlisted for three years on January 18, 1862, and mustered at Madison, WI on February 11, 1862. He was designated Corporal (Korporal) on February 1, 1862. On June 11, 1862, he was left sick at Mississippi River Island No. 10; sick in the hospital in Farmington, MS, in July; and sick in Corinth, MS, in October. He died of disease in Edgefield Junction on November 19, 1862 and buried in National Cemetery in Nashville, TN.

Sources: Series 1200: Records of Civil War Regiments, 1861-1900, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, Archives, Wisconsin Historical Society, Madison, boxes 76-12, 77-8; Regimental Muster and Mescriptive Rolls, 1861-1865, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, Archives, Wisconsin Historical Society, Madison, vol.20, p.140; Det Femtende Regiment, Wisconsin Frivillige [The Fifteenth Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteers], Ole A. Buslett (Decorah, Iowa, 1894), p.639; Nordmaendene i Amerika, Martin Ulvestad, 1907, History Book Co., Minneapolis, MN, p.265; Oberst Heg og hans Gutter, Waldemar Ager, 1916, Fremad Publ. Co., Eau Claire, WI, p.319; Freeborn County Historical Society, Albert Lea, MN, GAR records.

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