John  Christensen

John Christensen

15th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry

The Scandinavian Regiment

Name at Enlist John Christensen
Birth Name
Lived ca. 1827 - 28 Sep 1862
Residence at Muster-In Viroqua, Bad Ax (Vernon) County, WI
Company at Enlistment G
Rank at Enlistment Private
Muster Date 9 Dec 1861
Cause of Death dysentery
Death Location Columbus, KY

John Christensen joined the WI 15th Infantry, Company G. The men of the company called themselves the "Rock River Rangers."

The army listed Christensen as living in Viroqua, Bad Ax (Vernon) County, WI, age 34, and married. He enlisted for three years on November 17, 1861 at Viroqua, and mustered at Madison, WI on December 9, 1861 as a Private (Menig). He died of dysentery in hospital at Columbus, KY on September 28, 1862.


Sources: Series 1200: Records of Civil War Regiments, 1861-1900, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, boxes 76-9, 77-8; 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.531; Nordmændene i Amerika, Martin Ulvestad, 1907, History Book Co., Minneapolis, MN, p.274; Oberst Heg og hans gutter, Waldemar Ager, 1916, Fremad Publ. Co., Eau Claire, WI, p.312.

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