Fredrik  Bertelson

Fredrik Bertelson

15th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry

The Scandinavian Regiment

Name at Enlist Fredrik Bertelson
Birth Name
Lived ca. 1831 - 9 Nov 1862
Residence at Muster-In Chicago, Cook County, IL
Company at Enlistment A
Rank at Enlistment Private
Muster Date 18 Dec 1861
Cause of Death Disease
Death Location Louisville, KY
Burial Location Cave Hill National Cemetery, Louisville, KY; section 13, row 3, grave 8

Fredrik Bertelson 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 Bertelson as living in Chicago, Cook County, IL, age 30, and unmarried. He enlisted for three years on December 9, 1861 at Chicago, and mustered at Madison, WI on December 18, 1861 as a Private (Menig). He was sick in the hospital at Lebanon, KY since October 27, 1862. He died of disease in a hospital at Louisville, KY on November 9, 1862. He was buried at Cave Hill National Cemetery, Louisville, KY in section 13, row 3, grave 8.

 

Sources: Series 1200: Records of Civil War Regiments, 1861-1900, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, boxes 76-3, 77-8; 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.12; 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.346; Nordmændene i Amerika, Martin Ulvestad, 1907, History Book Co., Minneapolis, MN, p.271.


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