|Name at Enlist||John L. Setter|
|Lived||ca. 1843 - 18 Jun 1862|
|Residence at Muster-In||Moscow, Iowa County, WI|
|Company at Enlistment||G|
|Rank at Enlistment||Private|
|Muster Date||8 Dec 1861|
|Cause of Death||Typhoid fever|
|Death Location||Mississippi River Island No. 10|
|Burial Location||Mississippi River National Cemetery at Memphis, TN|
John L. Setter joined the WI 15th Infantry, Company G. The men of the company called themselves the "Rock River Rangers."
The army listed him as living in Moscow, Iowa County, WI, age 18, and unmarried. He enlisted for three years on November 20, 1861 at Moscow and mustered at Madison, WI on December 8, 1861 as a Private (Menig). He died of typhoid fever at Mississippi River Island No. 10 on June 18, 1862 and was buried in Mississippi River National Cemetery at Memphis.
Sources: Series 1200: Records of Civil War Regiments, 1861-1900, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, boxes 76-9, 77-8; 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, Iowa, 1894), p.441e; Nordmaendene i Amerika, Martin Ulvestad, 1907, History Book Co., Minneapolis, MN, p.327; Oberst Heg og hans gutter, Waldemar Ager, 1916, Fremad Pub. Co., Eau Claire, WI, p.313.