Andreas  Svendson

Andreas Svendson

15th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry

The Scandinavian Regiment

Name at Enlist Andreas Svendson
Birth Name
Other Names Svensen, Swenson
Lived - ca. 1890
Residence at Muster-In Chicago, Cook County, IL
Company at Enlistment A
Rank at Enlistment Sergeant
Muster Date 15 Nov 1861
Spouse Annie

Andreas Svendson joined the WI 15th Infantry, Company A. The men of the company called themselves the "St. Olaf's Rifles." They were also known as the "Sailor Company" because of the large number of seamen in its ranks, and as the "Chicago Company" because so many of its members were residents of that city.

The army listed him as living in Chicago, IL and married. He enlisted for three years on September 27, 1861 at Chicago, and mustered on November 15, 1861 at Madison, WI as a Sergeant (Sersjant). He was sick and had leave on May 7, 1862; sick in Iuka, MS on August 21, 1862; and sick in the hospital at Lebanon, KY on October 27, 1862. He was wounded (?), became unfit for service, and was discharged from the service in Louisville on February 16, 1863.

In 1890, his wife, Annie, filed for a pension as his widow.

Sources: Series 1200: Records of Civil War Regiments, 1861-1900, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, box 76-3; Regimental muster and descriptive rolls, 1861-1865, Wisconsin; Adjutant General’s Office, vol.20, p.20; Det Femtende Regiment, Wisconsin Frivillige [The Fifteenth Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteers] by Ole A. Buslett (Decorah, Iowa, 1894), p.368; Oberst Heg og hans gutter, Waldemar Ager, 1916, Fremad Pub. Co., Eau Claire, WI, p.293; Nordmaendene i Amerika, Martin Ulvestad, 1907, History Book Co., Minneapolis, MN, p.332; Civil War Pension Index, Roll # T288_460.

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