John L. Setter

John L. Setter

15th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry

The Scandinavian Regiment

Name at Enlist John L. Setter
Birth Name
Other Names Sether
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.


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