Lars  Thompson

Lars Thompson

15th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry

The Scandinavian Regiment

Name at Enlist Lars Thompson
Birth Name
Other Names Thomason, Thomasson
Lived ca. 1822 - 3 Nov 1862
Residence at Muster-In Clermont, Fayette County, IA
Company at Enlistment H
Rank at Enlistment Private
Muster Date 13 Feb 1862
Cause of Death Disease
Death Location Columbus, Hickman County, KY

Lars Thompson 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 Clermont, Fayette County, IA, age 39, and married. He enlisted for three years on January 10, 1862, at Clermont and mustered at Madison, WI, on February 13, 1862, as a Private (Menig). He was left sick at Mississippi River Island No. 10 on June 11, 1862. He died of disease in hospital at Columbus, KY, on November 3, 1862.

Sources: Series 1200: Records of Civil War Regiments, 1861-1900, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, Archives, Wisconsin Historical Society, Madison, boxes 76-10, 77-8; Regimental Muster and Descriptive Rolls, 1861-1865, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, Archives, Wisconsin Historical Society, Madison, vol.20, p.120; Det Femtende Regiment, Wisconsin Frivillige [The Fifteenth Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteers], Ole A. Buslett, 1894, B. Anundsen, Decorah, IA, p.575;  Nordmændene i Amerika, Martin Ulvestad, 1907, History Book Co., Minneapolis, MN, p.334; Oberst Heg og hans Gutter [Colonel Heg and his boys], Waldemar Ager, 1916, Fremad Publ. Co., Eau Claire, WI, p.311.


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