Peter  Walin

Peter Walin

15th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry

The Scandinavian Regiment

Name at Enlist Peter Walin
Birth Name
Other Names Wahlin, Wallin
Lived ca. 1834 -
Birth Country Sweden
Residence at Muster-In Fox Lake, Dodge County, WI
Company at Enlistment B
Rank at Enlistment Private
Muster Date 16 Nov 1861

Peter Walin was born in Sweden. He joined the WI 15th Infantry, Company B. The men of the company called themselves the "Wergeland Guards" in honor of Henrik Wergeland, the famous Norwegian writer and poet.

The army listed him as living in Fox Lake, Dodge County, WI, age 27, and unmarried. He enlisted for three years on November 15, 1861, at Madison, WI, and mustered there on November 16, 1861, as a Private (Menig). He was promoted to Corporal (Korporal). On May 1, 1863, he was absent sick and believed sent to Convalescent Center at Leiren at Murfreesboro, TN, on May 7, 1863. He remained sick until May 29, 1863. He transferred to Veteran Reserve Corps on November 1, 1863, and then mustered out at New Albany, IN, on November 22, 1864, at expiration of his term.

Sources: Series 1200: Records of Civil War Regiments, 1861-1900, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, Archives, Wisconsin Historical Society, Madison, box 76-4; Regimental Muster and Descriptive Rolls, 1861-1865, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, Archives, Wisconsin Historical Society, Madison, vol.20, p.36; Det Femtende Regiment, Wisconsin Frivillige [The Fifteenth Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteers], Ole A. Buslett, 1894, B. Anundsen,  Decorah, IA, p.400; Oberst Heg og hans Gutter, [Colonel Heg and His Boys], Waldemar Ager, 1916, Fremad Publ. Co., Eau Claire, WI, p.297; Lars Gjertveit, Bodo, Norway, list of the Field Officers of the WI 15th Regiment Infantry; http://www.nps.gov/civilwar/search-soldiers-detail.htm?soldierId=e2a6f3dc-dc7a-df11-bf36-b8ac6f5d926a.


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