Anton  Anderson

Anton Anderson

15th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry

The Scandinavian Regiment

Name at Enlist Anton Anderson
Birth Name
Other Names Anton Andresen
Lived ca. 1843 - 31 May 1862
Residence at Muster-In Clinton, Rock County, WI
Company at Enlistment G
Rank at Enlistment Private
Muster Date 13 Dec 1861
Cause of Death Febris Typhoidis
Death Location Mississippi River Island No. 10
Burial Location Mississippi River National Cemetery at Memphis, TN

Anton Anderson joined the WI 15th Infantry, Company G. The men of the company called themselves the "Rock River Rangers."

The army listed Anderson as living in Clinton, Rock County, WI, age 18, and unmarried. He enlisted for three years on October 3, 1861, at Beloit, WI, and mustered at Madison on December 13, 1861, as a Private (Menig). He died of nerve fever (Febris Typhoidis) at Mississippi River Island No. 10 on May 31, 1862. He was buried in Mississippi River National Cemetery at Memphis, TN.


Sources: Series 1200: Records of Civil War Regiments, 1861-1900, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, boxes 76-9, 77-3; Regimental Muster and Descriptive Rolls, 1861-1865, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, vol. 20, p. 100; Det Femtende Regiment, Wisconsin Frivillige [The Fifteenth Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteers], Ole A. Buslett, 1894, B. Anundsen, Decorah, IA, p. 526; 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; Oberst Heg og hans gutter, Waldemar Ager, 1916, Fremad Pub. Co., Eau Claire, WI, p. 311.

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