Alexander  Redan

Alexander Redan

15th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry

The Scandinavian Regiment

Name at Enlist Alexander Redan
Birth Name
Other Names Reden, Raden
Lived -
Company at Enlistment G
2nd Company H
Rank at Enlistment Private
Muster Date 2 Mar 1863

Alexander Redan joined the WI 15th Infantry, Company G. The men of the company called themselves the "Rock River Rangers."

He enlisted for three years on March 2, 1863, at Mississippi River Island No. 10, and mustered there as a Negro Private (Menig) and Company undercook. Redan was taken prisoner at Chattanooga, TN, on November 20, 1863. He transferred to Company H at Whiteside, TN, and then was temporarily assigned to the WI 24th Infantry. Redan was given 30 days sick leave and did not return. He was listed as deserted on March 25, 1865.

Sources: WHS 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, IA, 1894), p.542;

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