Fredrick  Brown

Fredrick Brown

15th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry

The Scandinavian Regiment

Name at Enlist Fredrick Brown
Birth Name
Other Names Fredrik Brown
Lived ca. 1824 -
Residence at Muster-In Chicago, Cook County, IL
Company at Enlistment A
Rank at Enlistment Private
Muster Date 15 Nov 1861

Fredrick Brown 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 Brown as living in Chicago, IL, age 37, and married. He enlisted for three years on October 9, 1861 at Chicago, and mustered on November 15, 1861 in Madison, WI as a Private (Menig). He left sick at Mississippi River Island No. 10 on June 11, 1862. He discharged there for disability on June 23, 1862.


Sources: WHS 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; Det Femtende Regiment, Wisconsin Frivillige [The Fifteenth Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteers], Ole A. Buslett, Decorah, IA, 1894, p.348; Nordmændene i Amerika, Martin Ulvestad, 1907, History Book Co., Minneapolis, MN, p.273; Oberst Heg og hans gutter, Waldemar Ager, 1916, Fremad Publ. Co., Eau Claire, WI, p.291. 

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