Christian  Thompson

Christian Thompson

15th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry

The Scandinavian Regiment

Name at Enlist Christian Thompson
Birth Name
Lived ca. 1840 - 1 Jan 1865
Residence at Muster-In Spring Grove, Houston County, MN
Company at Enlistment E
Rank at Enlistment Private
Muster Date 25 Feb 1862
Cause of Death Scorbutus
Death Location Andersonville Prison, Macon County, GA
Burial Location Andersonville National Cemetery, Macon County, GA; grave 12,374

Christian Thompson joined the WI 15th Infantry, Company E. The men of the company called themselves "Odin's Rifles."

The army listed him as living in Spring Grove, Houston County, MN, and age 21. He enlisted for three years on January 25, 1862, at La Crosse, WI, but the enlistment credited to La Crosse. He mustered on February 25, 1862, at Madison, WI, as a Private (Menig). Thompson was sick in hospital at Nashville, TN, on November 26, 1862, and on December 26, 1862, he was moved to hospital at Louisville, KY. He was missing after the Battle of Chickamauga, GA, on September 20, 1863, and found to have been taken prisoner of war. He died of scorbutus at Andersonville Prison, GA, on January 1, 1865. He was buried there in grave 12,374.

Sources: Series 1200: Records of Civil War Regiments, 1861-1900, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office,  Archives, Wisconsin Historical Society, Madison, box 76-7; Regimental Muster and Descriptive Rolls, 1861-1865, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, Archives, Wisconsin Historical Society, Madison, vol.20, p.78; Det Femtende Regiment, Wisconsin Frivillige [The Fifteenth Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteers], Ole A. Buslett, 1894, B. Anundsen, Decorah, IA, p.494; GPO,  p.193; Payroll muster rolls of WI 15th Co. E, saved by Captain T. A. Rossing; Oberst Heg og hans Gutter [Colonel Heg and his boys], Waldemar Ager, 1916, Fremad Publ. Co., Eau Claire, WI, p.306;   Nordmændene i Amerika,  Martin Ulvestad, 1907, History Book Co., Minneapolis, MN, p.334.

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