Christopher  Sunby

Christopher Sunby

15th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry

The Scandinavian Regiment

Name at Enlist Christopher Sunby
Birth Name
Other Names Sunday, Sundby
Lived ca. 1832 -
Residence at Muster-In Chicago, Cook County, IL
Company at Enlistment H
Rank at Enlistment Private
Muster Date 13 Feb 1862

Christopher Sunby joined the WI 15th Infantry, Company H. The men of the company called themselves "Heg's Rifles" in honor of the 15th commander, Colonel Hans C. Heg. They were also known as the "Voss Company" because of a large number of them who were from the Voss region of Norway.

The army listed him as living in Chicago, IL, age 29, and unmarried. He enlisted for three years on December 5, 1861 at Chicago and mustered at Madison, WI on February 13, 1862 as a Private (Menig). He became unfit for service and was discharged from the service at Mississippi River Island No. 10 on May 21,1862 for disability due to disease.

Sources: Series 1200: Records of Civil War Regiments, 1861-1900, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, box 76-10; Regimental muster and descriptive rolls, 1861-1865, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, vol.20, p.120; Det Femtende Regiment, Wisconsin Frivillige [The Fifteenth Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteers], Ole A. Buslett (Decorah, Iowa, 1894), p.575; Nordmaendene i Amerika, Martin Ulvestad, 1907, History Book Co., Minneapolis, MN, p.331; Oberst Heg og hans gutter, Waldemar Ager, 1916, Fremad Pub. Co., Eau Claire, WI, p.311.


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