Asbjorn  Sachariason

Asbjorn Sachariason

15th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry

The Scandinavian Regiment

Name at Enlist Asbjorn Sachariason
Birth Name Asbjørn Zachariasen Lingjerde
Patronymic Name Zachariasen
Lived 8 Mar 1838 - 20 Feb 1904
Birth Place Luster, Sogn og Fjordane
Birth Country Norway
Residence at Muster-In Rushford, Fillmore County, MN
Company at Enlistment E
Rank at Enlistment Private
Muster Date 20 Dec 1861
Burial Location Washington Soldiers Home Cemetery in Orting, WA
Mother Else Andersdatter
Father Zacharias Asbjornsen

Asbjorn Sachariason was born on March 8, 1838, to Zacharias Asbjornsen and Else Andersdtr in Luster, Sogn Og Fjordane, Norway.

When the Civil War started, he joined the WI 15th Infantry, Company E. The men of the company called themselves "Odin's Rifles." The army listed him as living in Rushford, Fillmore County, MN, age 22, and unmarried. He enlisted for three years on December 18, 1861, at La Crosse, WI. His enlistment is credited to La Crosse. He mustered on December 20, 1861, at Madison, WI, as a Private (Menig). Sachariason was left sick in hospital at Mississippi River Island No. 10 on June 11, 1862, but returned. He was missing on the road between Cave City and Bowling Green, KY, on October 31, 1862. He was seriously wounded and taken prisoner in the Battle at Stones River near Murfreesboro, TN, on December 30, 1862. He was exchanged and sent to Parole Camp at St. Louis on June 30, 1863. On November 28, 1863, he was in the hospital at Chattanooga, TN, and then sick in Nashville, TN, on January 31, 1864, and also in Knoxville. He mustered out with Company E in Chattanooga, TN, on December 20, 1864.

After the war, he moved to the state of Washington. He is buried in the Washington Soldiers Home Cemetery in Orting, WA, on February 20, 1904.

Sources: Series 1200: Records of Civil War Regiments, 1861-1900, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, box 76-7; Regimental muster and descriptive rolls, 1861-1865, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, vol.20, p.78; Payroll muster rolls of WI 15th Co E, saved by Captain T. A. Rossing; Det Femtende Regiment, Wisconsin Frivillige [The Fifteenth Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteers], Ole A. Buslett (Decorah, Iowa, 1894), p.492; Nordmaendene i Amerika, Martin Ulvestad, 1907, History Book Co., Minneapolis, MN, p.326; Oberst Heg og hans gutter, Waldemar Ager, 1916, Fremad Pub. Co., Eau Claire, WI, p.305; Headstones Provided for Deceased Union Civil War Veterans, 1879-1903; Luster parish register #A5, born and baptised, p. 49,; FHL Film Number 126463; Civil War Pension Records, Roll #T288_410.


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