Gabriel  Agar

Gabriel Agar

15th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry

The Scandinavian Regiment

Name at Enlist Gabriel Agar
Birth Name
Other Names Ager, Ayer
Lived ca. 1825 - 28 Aug 1862
Birth Country Norway
Residence at Muster-In Fillmore County, MN
Company at Enlistment H
Rank at Enlistment Private
Muster Date 13 Feb 1862
Cause of Death Disease
Death Location Jefferson Barracks, St. Louis, MO
Burial Location Jefferson Barracks, St. Louis, MO, section 37, grave 65

Gabriel Agar was born in Norway. He joined the WI 15th Infantry, Company H. The men of the company called themselves "Heg's Rifles" in honor of the 15th commander, Colonel Hans C. Heg. They were also known as the "Voss Company" because of a large number of them who were from the Voss region of Norway.

The army listed Agar as living in Fillmore County, MN, a farmer, age 36, and unmarried. He had blue eyes, blond hair, fair complexion, and stood 5’9”. He enlisted for three years on November 29, 1861, in Fillmore County, and mustered at Madison, WI, on February 13, 1862, as a Private (Menig). He was left behind sick at Mississippi River Island No. 10 on June 11, 1862. He was sick in Monterey, MS, on July 20, 1862. He died of disease in the hospital at Jefferson Barracks, St. Louis, MO, on August 28, 1862. He was buried there: section 37, grave 65.


Sources: Series 1200: Records of Civil War Regiments, 1861-1900, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, boxes 76-10, 16, 77-8; Regimental Muster and Descriptive Rolls, 1861-1865, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, vol. 20, p. 114; Det Femtende Regiment Wisconsin Frivillige [The Fifteenth Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteers], Ole A. Buslett, 1894, B. Anundsen, Decorah, IA, p. 553; Nordmaendene i Amerika, Martin Ulvestad, 1907, History Book Co., Minneapolis, MN, p. 266; Wisconsin Losses In the Civil War, Charles Edward Esterbrook, 1915, Madison, WI, p. 76; Wisconsin in the War of the Rebellion, Wm. DeLoss Love, 1866, Church and Goodman, Chicago, p. 1082; Oberst Heg og hans gutter, Waldemar Ager, 1916, Fremad Pub. Co., Eau Claire, WI, p. 309; Blaine Hedberg, NAGC&NL.



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