Johannes  Simensen

Johannes Simensen

15th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry

The Scandinavian Regiment

Name at Enlist Johannes Simensen
Birth Name
Lived ca. 1821 -
Residence at Muster-In Coon Prairie, Bad Ax (Vernon) County, WI
Company at Enlistment G
Rank at Enlistment Private
Muster Date 9 Dec 1861

Johannes Simensen 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 Coon Prairie, Bad Ax (Vernon) County, WI, age 40, and unmarried. He enlisted for three years on November 12, 1861 at Coon Prairie and mustered at Madison, WI on December 9, 1861 as a Private (Menig). He was discharged from the service at Mississippi River Island No. 10 on July 8, 1862 for disability due to disease.

Sources: Series 1200: Records of Civil War Regiments, 1861-1900, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, box 76-9; 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.543.


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