Isak  Syverson

Isak Syverson

15th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry

The Scandinavian Regiment

Name at Enlist Isak Syverson
Birth Name
Other Names Isaac Syvertson
Lived ca. 1841 -
Residence at Muster-In La Crosse, La Crosse County, WI
Company at Enlistment A
Rank at Enlistment Private
Muster Date 8 Jan 1862

Isak Syverson 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 La Crosse, La Crosse County, WI, age 22, and unmarried. He enlisted for three years on January 3, 1862 at La Crosse and mustered at Madison, WI on January 8, 1862 as a Private (Menig). He was a wagoner for a long time and was with the quartermaster in Chattanooga, TN on November 29, 1863, and with the division supply train a few days later. He was with the quartermaster’s supply train on January 17, 1864. Syverson was on detached service in Chattanooga on October 5, 1864. He mustered out with Company A at Chattanooga, TN on December 20, 1864.

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.328.


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