Gulbran  Christianson

Gulbran Christianson

15th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry

The Scandinavian Regiment

Name at Enlist Gulbran Christianson
Birth Name
Other Names Gulbrand Christianson, Gudbrand Christenson
Lived ca. 1843 - 2 Aug 1864
Birth Country Norway
Residence at Muster-In Clermont, Fayette County, IA
Company at Enlistment H
Rank at Enlistment Private
Muster Date 13 Feb 1862
Cause of Death killed in action
Death Location skirmish line before Atlanta, GA
Burial Location National Cemetery at Marietta, GA; section C, grave 718

Gulbran Christianson was born in Norway. He joined the WI 15th Infantry, Company H. The men of the company called themselves "Heg's Rifles" in honor of the 15th commander, Colonel Hans C. Heg. They were also known as the "Voss Company" because of a large number of them who were from the Voss region of Norway.

The army listed Christianson as living in Clermont, Fayette County, IA, a farmer, age 19, and unmarried. He had blue eyes, light hair, light complexion, and stood 5’9”. He enlisted for three years on January 22, 1862 at Clermont, and mustered at Madison, WI on February 13, 1862 as a Private (Menig). He was several times sick at various hospitals. Christianson was killed in action, a gunshot through his head, while on the skirmish line before Atlanta, GA on August 2, 1864. He was buried in National Cemetery at Marietta, GA, section C, grave 718.


Sources: Series 1200: Records of Civil War Regiments, 1861-1900, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, box 76-10,16; Regimental Muster and Descriptive Rolls, 1861-1865, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, vol.20, p.114; Det Femtende Regiment, Wisconsin Frivillige [The Fifteenth Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteers], Ole A. Buslett, Decorah, IA, 1894, p.555; 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.309.

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