Gilbert  Thorsten

Gilbert Thorsten

15th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry

The Scandinavian Regiment

Name at Enlist Gilbert Thorsten
Birth Name
Other Names Thosten, Tosten
Lived ca. 1841 - 30 Oct 1862
Residence at Muster-In Clinton, Rock County, WI
Company at Enlistment G
Rank at Enlistment Corporal
Muster Date 13 Dec 1861
Cause of Death dysentery
Death Location Mississippi River Island No. 10
Burial Location Mississippi River National Cemetery at Memphis, TN

Gilbert Thorsten 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 Clinton, Rock County, WI, age 20, and unmarried. He enlisted for three years on December 11, 1861 at Beloit and mustered at Madison, WI on December 13, 1861 as a Corporal (Korporal). He died of dysentery at Mississippi River Island No. 10 on 30 Oct 1862 and was buried in Mississippi River National Cemetery at Memphis, TN.

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.98; Ole A. Buslett, Det Femtende Regiment, Wisconsin Frivillige [The Fifteenth Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteers] (Decorah, Iowa, 1894), p.545; Martin Ulvestad, Nordmændene i Amerika, 1907, History Book Co., Minneapolis, MN, p.266; Oberst Heg og hans gutter, Waldemar Ager, 1916, Fremad Pub. Co., Eau Claire, WI, p.313.

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