Aslak  Torgerson

Aslak Torgerson

15th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry

The Scandinavian Regiment

Name at Enlist Aslak Torgerson
Birth Name
Lived ca. 1818 - 17 Mar 1864
Birth Country Norway
Company at Enlistment H
Rank at Enlistment Private
Cause of Death Pneumonia
Death Location Camp Randall Post Hospital, Madison, WI
Burial Location Madison, Dane County, WI

Aslak Torgerson was born in Norway. He joined the WI 15th Infantry, Company H. His residence is not shown at the time he joined as a Private (Menig). The army listed him as age 44 and a farmer with gray eyes, blond hair, light complexion,and  5’11”. He died of pneumonia at Camp Randall Post Hospital in Madison, WI on March 17, 1864. He was buried in Madison, WI.

Sources: WHS Regimental muster and descriptive rolls, 1861-1865, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office; Det Femtende Regiment, Wisconsin Frivillige [The Fifteenth Regiment Wisconsin Volunteers], Ole A. Buslett (Decorah, IA, 1894), p.848; Nordmaendene i Amerika, Martin Ulvestad, 1907, History Book Co., Minneapolis, MN, p.337.



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