Lars B. Anderson

Lars B. Anderson

15th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry

The Scandinavian Regiment

Name at Enlist Lars B. Anderson
Birth Name
Lived ca. 1839 -
Residence at Muster-In Chicago, Cook County, IL
Company at Enlistment A
Rank at Enlistment Private
Muster Date 18 Dec 1861

Lars B. Anderson joined the WI 15th Infantry, Company A. The men of the company called themselves the "St. Olaf's Rifles".  They were also known as the "Sailor Company" because of the large number of seamen in its ranks, and as the "Chicago Company" because so many of its members were residents of that city.

The army listed Anderson as living in Chicago, Cook County, IL, age 22, and unmarried. He enlisted for three years on December 9, 1861, at Chicago, and mustered on December 18, 1861, at Madison, WI, as a Private (Menig). He was wounded and taken prisoner in Battle of Stones River, TN, on December 31, 1862. He was exchanged at St. Louis, MO. Anderson was assigned as an escort with the supply train from Stevenson, AL, on October 13, 1863. He mustered out with the company at Chattanooga, TN, on December 20, 1864.


Sources: Series 1200: Records of Civil War Regiments, 1861-1900, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, box 76-3; Regimental Muster and Descriptive Rolls, 1861-1865, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, vol. 20, p. 14; Regimental Muster and Descriptive Rolls, 1861-1865, compiled circa 1885, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, vol. 20, p. 10; Det Femtende Regiment, Wisconsin Frivillige [The Fifteenth Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteers], Ole A. Buslett, Decorah, IA, 1894, p. 345; Nordmændene i Amerika, Martin Ulvestad, 1907, History Book Co., Minneapolis, MN, p. 268; Oberst Heg og hans gutter, Waldemar Ager, 1916, Fremad Publ. Co., Eau Claire, WI, p. 291.

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