Engebret  Amundson

Engebret Amundson

15th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry

The Scandinavian Regiment

Name at Enlist Engebret Amundson
Birth Name Ingebreth Amundsen Helgagersbraaten
Other Names Ingebrigt Amundson
Patronymic Name Amundsen
Lived 24 Mar 1844 - 6 May 1862
Birth Place Helgakersbraaten, Gran, Oppland
Birth Country Norway
Residence at Muster-In Freeborn County, MN
Company at Enlistment K
Rank at Enlistment Private
Muster Date 11 Feb 1862
Cause of Death Disease
Death Location Mississippi River Island No. 10
Burial Location Mississippi River National Cemetery near Memphis, TN
Mother Christiane Halsteensdatter
Father Amund Ingebretsen
Immigration 1852

Ingebret left Gran parish with his parents and sisters April 10, 1852 and settled first in Columbia County, WI, then went to Freeborn County, MN.

Engebret Amundson joined the WI 15th Infantry, Company K. 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.

The army listed Amundson as living in Freeborn County, MN, and age 18. He enlisted for three years on January 20, 1862, in Freeborn County, and mustered at Madison, WI, on February 11, 1862, as a Private (Menig). He died of disease in the regimental hospital at Mississippi River Island No. 10 on May 6, 1862, and buried in Mississippi River National Cemetery near Memphis, TN.


Sources: Series 1200: Records of Civil War Regiments, 1861-1900, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, boxes 76-12, 77-3; Regimental Muster and Descriptive Rolls, 1861-1865, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, vol. 20, p. 142; Det Femtende Regiment Wisconsin Frivillige [The Fifteenth Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteers], Ole A. Buslett, 1894, B. Anundsen, Decorah, IA, p. 619; Oberst Heg og hans gutter, Waldemar Ager, 1916, Fremad Pub. Co., Eau Claire, WI, p. 316; Wisconsin in the War of the Rebellion, Wm. DeLoss Love, 1866, Church and Goodman, Chicago, p. 1082; Wisconsin in the War of the Rebellion, Martin Ulvestad, 1907, History Book Co., Minneapolis, MN, p. 267; Gran parish register #11, born and baptised, p. 38, out-migrated, p. 1201, digitalarkivet.no; Norwegian Immigrants 1850 and later, database NAGCNL, #28735.


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