William  Seavert

William Seavert

15th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry

The Scandinavian Regiment

Name at Enlist William Seavert
Birth Name
Other Names Seavirt; Wilhelm
Lived ca. 1826 -
Residence at Muster-In Manitowoc County, WI
Company at Enlistment F
Rank at Enlistment Private
Muster Date 12 Dec 1861

William Seavert joined the WI 15th Infantry, Company F. The men of the company called themselves "KK's Protectors" in honor of the 15th's first Lieutenant Colonel, Kiler K. Jones. “F” was also known as the Valdres Company because a large number of its members hailed from the Valdres region of Norway.

The army listed him as living in Manitowoc County, WI, age 35, and married. He enlisted for three years on November 8, 1861, at Manitowoc and mustered at Madison, WI, on December 12, 1861, as a Private (Menig). Seavert was sick in Chattanooga, TN, on September 21, 1863. He was also sick and sent to hospital on July 18, 1864. On January 13, 1865, he mustered out with Company F at Chattanooga. He was entered on the Roll of Honor for the 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 20th Army Corps.

Sources: Series 1200: Records of Civil War Regiments, 1861-1900, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, box 76-8; Regimental muster and descriptive rolls, 1861-1865, Wisconsin; Adjutant General’s Office, vol.20, p.90; Det Femtende Regiment, Wisconsin Frivillige [The Fifteenth Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteers], Ole A. Buslett (Decorah, Iowa, 1894), p.517; Nordmaendene i Amerika, Martin Ulvestad, 1907, History Book Co., Minneapolis, MN, p.327.


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