Oscar  Thompson

Wisconsin Historical Society, Iconography, ID 88293

Oscar Thompson

15th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry

The Scandinavian Regiment

Name at Enlist Oscar Thompson
Birth Name
Lived ca. 1843 - 27 May 1864
Residence at Muster-In Beloit, Rock County, WI
Company at Enlistment G
Rank at Enlistment Private
Muster Date 13 Dec 1861
Cause of Death Killed in action
Death Location Battle of New Hope Church, GA

Oscar Thompson joined the WI 15th Infantry, Company G. The men of the company called themselves the "Rock River Rangers."

The army listed him as living in Beloit, Rock County, WI, age 18 and unmarried. He enlisted for three years on December 2, 1861 at Beloit and mustered at Madison, WI on December 13, 1861 as a Private (Menig). He was with the provision transport from Stevenson, AL in October 1863. On May 27, 1864, he was shot through his head and died at New Hope Church, GA.

Sources: Series 1200: Records of Civil War Regiments, 1861-1900, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, box 76-9; Regimental Muster and Descriptive Rolls, 1861-1865, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, vol.20, p.106; Det Femtende Regiment, Wisconsin Frivillige [The Fifteenth Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteers] by Ole A. Buslett (Decorah, Iowa, 1894), p.544; Martin Ulvestad, Nordmændene i Amerika, 1907, History Book Co., Minneapolis, MN, p.335; Oberst Heg og hans gutter, Waldemar Ager, 1916, Fremad Pub. Co., Eau Claire, WI, p.236, photo, p.313.


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