Georg  Wagoner

Georg Wagoner

15th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry

The Scandinavian Regiment

Name at Enlist Georg Wagoner
Birth Name
Lived ca. 1833 -
Birth Place on Lake Ontario
Residence at Muster-In Chicago, Cook County, IL
Company at Enlistment A
Rank at Enlistment Private
Muster Date 15 Nov 1861

Georg Wagoner was born on Lake Ontario. He joined the WI 15th Infantry, Company A. The men of the company called themselves the "St. Olaf's Rifles." They were also known as the "Sailor Company" because of the large number of seamen in its ranks, and as the "Chicago Company" because so many of its members were residents of that city.

The army listed him as living in Chicago, IL, age 28, unmarried, and a sailor. He had brown eyes, black hair, fair complexion, and 6’1”. He enlisted for three years on Oct 26, 1861, at Chicago and mustered on November 15, 1861, at Madison, WI as Private (Menig). He was assigned as Wagoner. On March 3, 1862, he was missing from Regiment on the way from Springfield, IL, to St. Louis, MO. He was listed as a deserter and was never mustered out.

Sources: Series 1200: Records of Civil War Regiments, 1861-1900, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, Archives, Wisconsin Historical Society, box 76-3; Regimental Muster and Descriptive Rolls, 1861-1865, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, Archives, Wisconsin Historical Society, vol.20, p.20; Det Femtende Regiment, Wisconsin Frivillige [The Fifteenth Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteers], Ole A. Buslett,1894, B. Anundsen, Decorah, IA, p.371; Hedberg applies the Norwegian word “kudsk” to this entry.

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