T. I. Widney

T. I. Widney

15th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry

The Scandinavian Regiment

Name at Enlist T. I. Widney
Birth Name
Lived -
Company at Enlistment K
Rank at Enlistment Lieutenant

T.I. Widney joined the WI 15th Infantry, Company K as a Lieutenant (Løytnant). The company called itself "Clausen's Guards" in honor of the 15th's first Chaplain, Claus L. Clausen. Most of the company was recruited from Scandinavian communities in Minnesota and Iowa, with the rest from Wisconsin.

Sources: Foreigners in the Union Army and Navy, Ella Lonn, 1952, c1951, Louisiana State University Press, Baton Rouge, LA, p.132,132f.

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