Anders  Thompson

Wisconsin Historical Society, Iconography, ID 87905

Anders Thompson

15th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry

The Scandinavian Regiment

Name at Enlist Anders Thompson
Birth Name
Other Names Andreas, Andrew
Lived ca. 1837 -
Residence at Muster-In Fillmore County, MN
Company at Enlistment K
Rank at Enlistment Private
Muster Date 11 Feb 1862

Anders Thompson joined the WI 15th Infantry, Company K. The company called itself "Clausen's Guards" in honor of the 15th's first Chaplain, Claus L. Clausen. Most of the company was recruited from Scandinavian communities in Minnesota and Iowa, with the rest from Wisconsin.

The army listed him as living in Fillmore County, MN, age 24 and unmarried. He enlisted for three years on February 11, 1862, in Fillmore County and mustered at Madison, WI, the same day as a Private (Menig). He was sick in the general hospital in Farmington, MS, in July 1862, and in Nashville, TN, in February 1863. He became unfit for service and was discharged for disability at Nashville on April 22, 1863.  In 1890, he was living in Highland, Fillmore County.

Sources: Series 1200: Records of Civil War Regiments, 1861-1900, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, Archives, Wisconsin Historical Society, Madison, box 76-12; Regimental Muster and Descriptive Rolls, 1861-1865, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, Archives, Wisconsin Historical Society, Madison, vol.20, p.148; Det Femtende Regiment, Wisconsin Frivillige [The Fifteenth Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteers], Ole A. Buslett, 1894, B. Anundsen, Decorah, IA, p.644 photo; Oberst Heg og hans Gutter [Colonel Heg and his boys], Waldemar Ager, 1916, Fremad Publ. Co., Eau Claire, WI, p.283 photo, p.319; 1890 Veterans and Widows Census, Minnesota, No.123, roll 22.


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