Martin  Amundson

Martin Amundson

15th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry

The Scandinavian Regiment

Name at Enlist Martin Amundson
Birth Name
Other Names Martin Anderson
Lived ca. 1833 -
Residence at Muster-In Norway Township, Racine County, WI
Company at Enlistment C
Rank at Enlistment Corporal
Muster Date 2 Dec 1861

Martin Amundson joined the WI 15th Infantry, Company C. The men of the company called themselves the "Norway Bear Hunters," but they were also known as the Color Company because the regimental Color Guard was attached to their company.

The army listed Amundson as living in Norway Township, Racine County, WI, age 28, and unmarried. He enlisted for three years on November 5, 1861, at Waterford, WI, and mustered on December 2, 1861, at Madison, WI, as a Corporal (Korporal). He was sick in Bowling Green, KY, on September 17, 1862. He was absent from the company, sick in Nashville, TN, on November 5, 1862. He transferred to Veteran Reserve Corp on December 1, 1863 and mustered out on December 31, 1864.


Sources: Series 1200: Records of Civil War Regiments, 1861-1900, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, box 76-5; Regimental Muster and Descriptive Rolls, 1861-1865, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, vol. 20, p. 42; Det Femtende Regiment, Wisconsin Frivillige [The Fifteenth Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteers], Ole A. Buslett, 1894, B. Anundsen, Decorah, IA, p. 406; Wisconsin in the War of the Rebellion, Martin Ulvestad, 1907, History Book Co., Minneapolis, MN, p. 262; Oberst Heg og hans gutter, Waldemar Ager, 1916, Fremad Publ. Co., Eau Claire, WI, p. 300.

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