Hans  Tollefson

Hans Tollefson

15th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry

The Scandinavian Regiment

Name at Enlist Hans Tollefson
Birth Name
Lived ca. 1824 -
Residence at Muster-In Martell, Pierce County, WI
Company at Enlistment G
Rank at Enlistment Private
Muster Date 13 Dec 1861

Hans Tollefson 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 Martell, Pierce County, WI, age 37, and unmarried. He enlisted for three years on November 11, 1861 at Martell and mustered at Madison, WI on December 13, 1861 as a Private (Menig). He was left behind in a hospital in Chattanooga, TN on September 21, 1863 where he was being treated for arthritis and was absent sick from his company after that. He was sick when mustered out.

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.104; Ole A. Buslett, Det Femtende Regiment, Wisconsin Frivillige [The Fifteenth Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteers] (Decorah, Iowa, 1894), p.545; Oberst Heg og Hans gutter, Waldemar Ager, 1916, Fremad Pub. Co., Eau Claire, WI, p.313; Martin Ulvestad, Nordmændene i Amerika, 1907, History Book Co., Minneapolis, MN, p.336.


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