William  Wall

William Wall

15th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry

The Scandinavian Regiment

Name at Enlist William Wall
Birth Name
Lived ca. 1845 -
Residence at Muster-In Waterford, Racine County, WI
Company at Enlistment C
2nd Company H
Rank at Enlistment Private
Muster Date 28 Jan 1864

William Wall joined the WI 15th Infantry, Company C. The men of the company called themselves the "Norway Bear Hunters," but they were also known as the Color Company because the regimental Color Guard was attached to their company.

The army listed him as living in Waterford, Racine County, WI, and 18 years old. He enlisted for three years on January 4, 1864, at Waterford and mustered at Madison, WI, on January 28, 1864, as a Private (Menig). He was recruited and joined the Company at Strawberry Plains, VA, on March 31, 1864. On August 4, 1865, he was sick at Pine Station. He transferred to Company H at Whiteside, TN, on January 1, 1865, temporarily assigned to the 24th Infantry, and then transferred to K Company of the WI 13th on June 18, 1865.

Sources: Series 1200: Records of Civil War Regiments, 1861-1900, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, Archives, Wisconsin Historical Society, Madison, box 76-13; Regimental Muster and Descriptive Rolls, 1861-1865, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, Archives, Wisconsin Historical Society, Madison, vol.20, p.50;  Det Femtende Regiment, Wisconsin Frivillige [The Fifteenth Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteers], Ole A. Buslett, 1894, B. Anundsen, Decorah, IA, p.431.

 


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