Lars N. Berg

Lars N. Berg

15th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry

The Scandinavian Regiment

Name at Enlist Lars N. Berg
Birth Name
Lived ca. 1837 - 22 May 1863
Residence at Muster-In Deerfield, Dane County, WI
Company at Enlistment H
Rank at Enlistment Corporal
Muster Date 13 Feb 1862
Cause of Death Disease
Death Location Mississippi River Island No. 10
Burial Location Mississippi River National Cemetery at Memphis, TN

Lars N. Berg joined the WI 15th Infantry, Company H. The men of the company called themselves "Heg's Rifles" in honor of the 15th commander, Colonel Hans C. Heg. They were also known as the "Voss Company" because of a large number of them who were from the Voss region of Norway.

The army listed Berg as living in Deerfield, Dane County, WI, age 25, and unmarried. He enlisted for three years on October 22, 1861 at Deerfield, and mustered at Madison, WI on February 13, 1862 as a Corporal (Korporal). He died of disease in a hospital at Mississippi River Island No. 10 on May 22, 1863. He was buried in the Mississippi River National Cemetery at Memphis, TN.

 

Sources: Series 1200: Records of Civil War Regiments, 1861-1900, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, boxes 76-10, 77-3; Regimental Muster and Descriptive Rolls, 1861-1865, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, vol.20, p.112; 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, Decorah, IA, 1894, p.553; Nordmændene i Amerika, 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.309.


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