Ole L. Christianson

Ole L. Christianson

15th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry

The Scandinavian Regiment

Name at Enlist Ole L. Christianson
Birth Name
Lived ca. 1835 - 20 May 1862
Residence at Muster-In Decorah, Winneshiek County, IA
Company at Enlistment F
Rank at Enlistment Private
Muster Date 29 Dec 1861
Cause of Death disease
Death Location General hospital at Mississippi River Island No. 10
Burial Location Mississippi River National Cemetery at Memphis, TN

Ole L. Christianson joined the WI 15th Infantry, Company F. The men of the company called themselves "KK's Protectors" in honor of the 15th's first Lieutenant Colonel, Kiler K. Jones. “F” was also known as the Valdres Company because a large number of its members hailed from the Valdres region of Norway.

The army listed Christianson as living in Decorah, Winneshiek County, IA, unmarried, and age 26. He enlisted for three years on December 20, 1861 at Decorah, and mustered at Madison, WI on December 29, 1861 as a Private (Menig). He died of disease in general hospital at Mississippi River Island No. 10 on May 20, 1862. He was buried in the Mississippi River National Cemetery at Memphis, TN.



Sources: Series 1200: Records of Civil War Regiments, 1861-1900, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, box 76-8; Regimental Muster and Descriptive Rolls, 1861-1865, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, vol.20, p.86; 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.501; Decorah, IA Genealogical Association; Nordmændene i Amerika, Martin Ulvestad, 1907, History Book Co., Minneapolis, MN, p.275; Oberst Heg og hans gutter, Waldemar Ager, 1916, Fremad Publ. Co., Eau Claire, WI, p.306.

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