Hans  Anderson

Hans Anderson

15th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry

The Scandinavian Regiment

Name at Enlist Hans Anderson
Birth Name
Lived ca. 1843 - 6 Jun 1862
Residence at Muster-In Martell, Pierce County, WI
Company at Enlistment G
Rank at Enlistment Private
Muster Date 13 Dec 1861
Cause of Death typhoid fever
Death Location Mississippi River Island No. 10
Burial Location Mississippi River National Cemetery in Memphis, TN

Hans 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 Martell, Pierce County, WI, age 18, and unmarried. He enlisted for three years on November 12, 1861, at Martell, and mustered at Madison, WI, on December 13, 1861, as a Private (Menig). He died of Nerve fever (typhoid fever) at Mississippi River Island No. 10 on June 6, 1862. He was buried in Mississippi River National Cemetery in 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; Wisconsin in the War of the Rebellion, Wm. DeLoss Love, 1866, Church and Goodman, Chicago, p. 1082; 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, Martin Ulvestad, 1907, History Book Co., Minneapolis, MN, p. 268; Oberst Heg og hans gutter, Waldemar Ager, 1916, Fremad Pub. Co., Eau Claire, WI, p. 311.

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