|Name at Enlist||Olaves Brunes|
|Other Names||Broness, Brons, Bronds, Branes, Broness; Olaus|
|Lived||ca. 1841 - 30 Jun 1864|
|Residence at Muster-In||Belleville, Dane County, WI|
|Company at Enlistment||G|
|Rank at Enlistment||Private|
|Muster Date||9 Dec 1861|
|Cause of Death||diarrhea|
|Death Location||Andersonville Prison, Macon County, GA|
|Burial Location||Andersonville National Cemetery, Macon County, GA, grave 2,681|
Olaves Brunes joined the WI 15th Infantry, Company G. The men of the company called themselves the "Rock River Rangers."
The army listed Brunes as living in Belleville, Dane County, WI, age 20, and unmarried. He enlisted for three years on November 11, 1861 at Bellville, and mustered at Madison, WI on December 9, 1861 as a Private (Menig). He was taken prisoner at Battle of New Hope Church, GA on May 27, 1864. He died of diarrhea in Andersonville Prison, GA on June 30, 1864 and was buried there in grave 2,681.
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; 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.530; 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.312.