Anders  Christopherson

Anders Christopherson

15th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry

The Scandinavian Regiment

Name at Enlist Anders Christopherson
Birth Name
Lived ca. 1833 -
Birth Country Norway
Residence at Muster-In Halfway Creek, La Crosse County, WI
Company at Enlistment B
Rank at Enlistment Private
Muster Date 28 Aug 1862

Anders Christopherson was born in Norway. He joined the WI 15th Infantry, Company B. The men of the company called themselves the "Wergeland Guards" in honor of Henrik Wergeland, the famous Norwegian writer and poet.

The army listed Christopherson as living in Halfway Creek, La Crosse County, WI, age 29. He had blue eyes, dark hair, dark complexion, and stood 5’9¾”. He enlisted for three years on August 26, 1862 at La Crosse, WI, and mustered there on August 28, 1862. He had a bounty of $100 and was a Private (Menig). He served as an escort with the provisional transport from Stevenson, AL on October 13, 1863. He then transferred to Company H on December 1, 1864 and to 24th Infantry on February 13, 1865.


Sources: Series 1200: Records of Civil War Regiments, 1861-1900, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, box 76-15; Regimental Muster and Descriptive Rolls, 1861-1865, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, vol.20, p.30; Det Femtende Regiment. Wisconsin Frivillige [The Fifteenth Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteers], Ole A. Buslett, Decorah, IA, 1894, p.379; Oberst Heg og hans gutter, Waldemar Ager, 1916, Fremad Publ. Co., Eau Claire, WI, p.294; Roster of Wisconsin Volunteers, War of the Rebellion, 1861-1865, Vol I & II, Compiled under direction of the Adjutant General, Madison WI, 1886, p.808.

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