Enoch J. Reierson

Enoch J. Reierson

15th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry

The Scandinavian Regiment

Name at Enlist Enoch J. Reierson
Birth Name Enoch Reiersen
Other Names Enock Reiersen, Enoch I. Reiersen
Patronymic Name Reiersen
Lived 26 Aug 1829 -
Birth Place Stavanger, Rogaland fylke
Birth Country Norway
Residence at Muster-In Chicago, Cook County, IL
Company at Enlistment D
Rank at Enlistment Private
Muster Date 15 Nov 1861
Mother Johanne Johnsdatter
Father Reier Reiersen

Enock J. Reierson was born in Stavanger, Rogaland, Norway. His parents names were Reier Reiersen and Johanne Johnsdatter. In 1861, he was living at 149 N. Market, Chicago, IL, and working as a sailor.

When the army began, Enock joined WI 15th Infantry, Company D. He was married when the war started. 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.

He had brown eyes, brown hair, fair complexion, and stood 5’5”. Rice enlisted for three years on September 30, 1861, at Chicago, and mustered on November 15, 1861, at Madison, WI, as a Private (Menig). He was given leave from Camp Randall and while away he suffered a strain that made him unfit for service. He was discharged from the service for disability on February 6, 1862. The muster rolls for the WI 15th Infantry, Company A indicate that he had been transferred there, and he was listed on that company’s roll for a while; then moved to Company C and on to Company D. He was discharged from the service for disability on February 6, 1862, at Camp Randall, Madison, WI.

Sources: Series 1200: Records of Civil War Regiments, 1861-1900, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, box 76-6,15; Regimental muster and descriptive rolls, 1861-1865, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, vol.20, p.20, p 64; Oberst Heg og hans gutter, Waldemar Ager, 1916, Fremad Pub. Co., Eau Claire, WI, p.302; Nordmaendene i Amerika, Martin Ulvestad, 1907, History Book Co., Minneapolis, MN, p.324; 1861 Chicago Directory, p.294;  Domkirken #A9, born and baptised, p. 105, digitalarkivet.no.

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