Johannes  Bergum

Johannes Bergum

15th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry

The Scandinavian Regiment

Name at Enlist Johannes Bergum
Birth Name
Other Names Johannes Bergman
Lived ca. 1830 -
Birth Place Valdres
Birth Country Norway
Residence at Muster-In Manitowoc County, WI
Company at Enlistment F
Rank at Enlistment Private
Muster Date 12 Dec 1861

Johannes Bergum was born in Valders, Norway. He joined the WI 15th Infantry, Company F. The men of the company called themselves "KK's Protectors" in honor of the 15th's first Lieutenant Colonel, Kiler K. Jones. “F” was also known as the Valdres Company because a large number of its members hailed from the Valdres region of Norway.

The army listed Bergum as living in Manitowoc County, WI, a farmer, married, and age 31. He had blue eyes, blond hair, fair complexion, and stood 5’4½”. He enlisted for three years on November 27, 1861 at Manitowoc, WI, and mustered at Madison, WI on December 12, 1861 as a Private (Menig). He was sick in Nashville, TN on December 26, 1862 and was left behind with the baggage train. He returned to duty on December 25, 1862. He was sick again in Nashville, TN the day after. On April 21, 1863, he was discharged from the service for sickness at Louisville, KY.

 

Sources: Series 1200: Records of Civil War Regiments, 1861-1900, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, box 76-8; Regimental Muster and Descriptive Rolls, 1861-1865, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, vol.20, p.86; Det Femtende Regiment, Wisconsin Frivillige [The Fifteenth Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteers], Ole A. Buslett, Decorah, IA, 1894, p.499; Oberst Heg og hans gutter, Waldemar Ager, 1916, Fremad Publ. Co., Eau Claire, WI, p.306; Nordmændene i Amerika, Martin Ulvestad, 1907, History Book Co., Minneapolis, MN, p.271.


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