Tallack  Tallacksen

Tallack Tallacksen

15th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry

The Scandinavian Regiment

Name at Enlist Tallack Tallacksen
Birth Name Tallak Salvesen Birkedal
Other Names Birkedal, Tallak Salvesen
Patronymic Name Salvesen
Lived 15 Jul 1839 - 25 Aug 1862
Birth Place Birkedal, Landvik in Hommedal, Aust-Agder fylke
Birth Country Norway
Residence at Muster-In Door County, WI
Company at Enlistment F
Rank at Enlistment Private
Muster Date 1 Mar 1862
Cause of Death Disease
Death Location Iuka, Tishomingo County, MS
Burial Location National Cemetery, Corinth, Alcorn County, MS
Mother Berthe Omundsdatter Heimdal
Mother Lived 1810-1843
Father Salve Tallaksen Birkedal
Father Lived 24 De 1805-13 Aug 1881
Immigration 2 Aug 1844

Tallack Tallackson was born on July 15, 1839, in Landvik, Aust Agder, Norway. He came to America on the “Lorena” which crossed from Havre and reached New York on August 2, 1844. He joined the WI 15th Infantry, Company F. The men of the company called themselves KK Protectors in honor of the 15th's first Lieutenant Colonel, Kiler K. Jones. “F” was also known as the Valdres Company because a large number of its members hailed from the Valdres region of Norway.

The army listed him as living in Door County, WI, age 23, and unmarried. He enlisted for three years on February 24, 1862, in Door County and mustered at Madison, WI on March 1, 1862, as a Private (Menig). He died of disease in general hospital at Iuka, MS, on August 25, 1862, and was buried in National Cemetery at Corinth, MS.

Sources: Series 1200: Records of Civil War Regiments, 1861-1900, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, Archives, Wisconsin Historical Society, Madison, boxes 76-8, 77-8; Regimental Muster and Descriptive Rolls, 1861-1865, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, Archives, Wisconsin Historical Society, Madison, vol.20, p.92; Det Femtende Regiment. Wisconsin Frivillige [The Fifteenth Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteers] by Ole A. Buslett, 1894, B. Anundsen, Decorah, IA, p.519; Nordmændene i Amerika, Martin Ulvestad, 1907, History Book Co., Minneapolis, MN, p.333; Norwegian Immigrants to the United Stats. A Biographical Directory, 1825-1850. Volume Two, 1844-1846, Gerhard B. Naeseth, edited by Blaine Hedberg, 1997, Anundsen Publishing Co., Decorah, IA, p. 63, ID 781; Aust-Agder fylke, Landvik i Hommedal, Klokkerbok nr. B 4 (1836-1849), Fødte og døpte [Births and deaths] 1839, page 9.


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