Torger  Torgerson

Torger Torgerson

15th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry

The Scandinavian Regiment

Name at Enlist Torger Torgerson
Birth Name
Lived ca. 1836 - 24 Sep 1864
Residence at Muster-In Beloit, Rock County, WI
Company at Enlistment G
Rank at Enlistment Corporal
Muster Date 13 Dec 1861
Cause of Death scurvy
Death Location Andersonville prison, GA
Burial Location Andersonville National Cemetery, Macon County, GA; grave 9664

Torger Torgerson joined the WI 15th Infantry, Company G. The army listed him as living in Beloit, Rock County, WI, age 25, and unmarried. He enlisted for three years on September 28, 1861 at Beloit and mustered at Madison, WI on December 13, 1861 as Corporal (Korporal). He was promoted to Sergeant (Sersjant) on June 17, 1863 and was with the provision transport from Stevenson, AL in October 1863. On May 27, 1864, he was taken prisoner at New Hope Church, GA and died of scorbutus (scurvy) in Andersonville prison, GA on September 24, 1864. He was buried in the prison cemetery, grave 9664.

Sources: Series 1200: Records of Civil War Regiments, 1861-1900, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, boxes 76-9; 259-2; 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.546; Martin Ulvestad, Nordmændene i Amerika, 1907, History Book Co., Minneapolis, MN, p.261; Oberst Heg og hans gutter, Waldemar Ager, 1916, Fremad Pub. Co., Eau Claire, WI, p.313, ancestry.com.


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