Harden  Rossing

Harden Rossing

15th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry

The Scandinavian Regiment

Name at Enlist Harden Rossing
Birth Name
Other Names Harder Rossing
Lived ca. 1812 -
Residence at Muster-In Christiana, Dane County, WI
Company at Enlistment B
Rank at Enlistment Private
Muster Date 20 Nov 1861

Harden Rossing joined the WI 15th Infantry, Company B. The men of the company called themselves the "Wergeland Guards" in honor of Henrik Wergeland, the famous Norwegian writer and poet.

 The army listed him as living in Christiana, Dane County, WI, age 49, and married. He enlisted for three years on November 13, 1861, at Madison, WI, and mustered there on November 20, 1861, as a Private (Menig). Rossing was sick in Bowling Green, KY, on November 4, 1862. He was assigned to military police duty with the brigade on 12th and 17th of June 1863. On September 11, 1863, he transferred to Veteran Reserve Corp. Rossing was discharged from the service from Bowling Green for disability on January 9, 1864.

Sources: Series 1200: Records of Civil War Regiments, 1861-1900, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, box 76-4; Regimental Muster and Descriptive rolls, 1861-1865, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, vol.20, p.36; Det Femtende Regiment, Wisconsin Frivillige [The Fifteenth Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteers], Ole A. Buslett (Decorah, IA, 1894), p.397; Oberst Heg og hans gutter, Waldemar Ager, 1916, Fremad Pub. Co., Eau Claire, WI, p.297; Roster of Wisconsin Volunteers, War of the Rebellion, 1861-1865, Vol I & II, Compiled under direction of the Adjutant General, Madison WI, 1886, p.809.


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