Albert  J Brown

Albert J Brown

15th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry

The Scandinavian Regiment

Name at Enlist Albert J Brown
Birth Name Anfind Josephsen Grovu
Other Names Anfin Josefsen Bryn
Patronymic Name Josephsen
Lived 23 Oct 1841 -
Birth Place Voss parish, Hordaland fylke
Birth Country Norway
Residence at Muster-In Beloit, Rock County, WI
Company at Enlistment G
Rank at Enlistment Private
Muster Date 13 Dec 1861
Mother Brite Magnesdatter Rykke
Mother Lived 10 Jan 1818-1850
Father Josef Anfinsen Bryn
Father Lived 7 Oct 1819-1850
Immigration 13 Jul 1850

Anfind Josephsen was born on the Grovu farm, Voss parish, Hordaland, Norway.  He arrived in New York July 13, 1850 with his parents, siblings, grandparents and uncles on the Kong Sverre.

He enlisted as Albert J. Brown, joining the WI 15th Infantry, Company G. The men of the company called themselves the "Rock River Rangers." His uncle, Andrew A. Brown served in Company H.

The army listed Brown as living in Beloit, Rock County, WI, age 20, and unmarried. He enlisted for three years on October 5, 1861 at Beloit, and mustered at Madison, WI, on December 13, 1861, as a Private (Menig). He was on leave to Beloit on July 3, 1863. He was sick in Chattanooga, TN, on November 28, 1863. He mustered out with Company G on January 13, 1865, at Chattanooga.


Sources: Series 1200: Records of Civil War Regiments, 1861-1900, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, box 76-9; Regimental Muster and Descriptive Rolls, 1861-1865, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, vol. 20, p. 100; Det Femtende Regiment, Wisconsin Frivillige [The Fifteenth Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteers], Ole A. Buslett, 1895, Decorah, IA,  p. 530; Oberst Heg og hans gutter, Waldemar Ager, 1916, Fremad Pub. Co., Eau Claire, WI, p. 312; Lars Gjertveit, Bodo, Norway;  Norwegian Immigrants to the United States, A Biographical Directory, 1825-1850, Volume Five 1850, Blaine Hedberg and Gerhard B. Naeseth, 2008, Anundsen Publishing Co., Decorah, IA, p. 56, ID 652.

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