Lars  Tallackson

Lars Tallackson

15th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry

The Scandinavian Regiment

Name at Enlist Lars Tallackson
Birth Name
Other Names Lars Tologson, Lars Tallakson, Lars Talacson
Lived ca. 1839 - 4 Dec 1863
Residence at Muster-In Portage, Columbia County, WI
Company at Enlistment D
Rank at Enlistment Private
Muster Date 10 Dec 1861
Cause of Death Chronic diarrhea
Death Location Chattanooga, Hamilton County, TN
Burial Location Chattanooga National Cemetery, section D, grave 151

Lars joined the WI 15th Infantry, Company D. The men of the company called themselves the "Norway Wolf Hunters." They were also known as the "Waupun Company" because so many of its members were from Waupun.

The army listed him as living in Portage City, Columbia County, WI, a farmer, age 22, and unmarried. He had blue eyes, blond hair, and 5’4½”. He enlisted for three years on November 28, 1861, at Portage City and mustered at Madison, WI, on December 10, 1861, as a Private (Menig). He was wounded at Chickamauga, GA, and sent from the battlefield to the camp hospital on September 19, 1863. He died of chronic diarrhea at U. S. General Hospital in Chattanooga, TN, on December 4, 1863, and was buried in Chattanooga National Cemetery; section D, grave 151. He is on the Roll of Honor of the 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 20th Army Corps.

Sources: Series 1200: Records of Civil War Regiments, 1861-1900, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, Archives, Wisconsin Historical Society, boxes 76-6, 78-3; Det Femtende Regiment. Wisconsin Frivillige [The Fifteenth Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteers], Ole A. Buslett, 1894, B. Anundsen, Decorah, IA, p.457; Nordmændene i Amerika, Martin Ulvestad, 1907, History Book Co., Minneapolis, MN, p.333; Oberst Heg og hans Gutter [Colonel Heg and his boys], Waldemar Ager, 1916, Fremad Publ. Co., Eau Claire, WI, p.302.

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