Ole E. Dahl

Ole E. Dahl

15th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry

The Scandinavian Regiment

Name at Enlist Ole E. Dahl
Birth Name
Lived ca. 1839 - 30 Apr 1862
Birth Country Norway
Residence at Muster-In Springdale, Dane County, WI
Company at Enlistment E
2nd Company H
Rank at Enlistment Private
Muster Date 6 Jan 1862
Cause of Death nerve fever
Death Location Mississippi River Island No. 10
Burial Location Mississippi River Cemetery near Memphis, TN

Ole E. Dahl was born in Norway. He joined the WI 15th Infantry, Company E. The men of the company called themselves "Odin's Rifles."

The army listed Dahl as living in Springdale, Dane County, a tailor, age 23, and unmarried. He had blue eyes, light hair, light complexion, and stood 5’8”. He enlisted for three years on January 4, 1862 at Camp Randall, Madison, WI, and mustered there on January 6, 1862 as a Private (Menig). He was then promoted to Sergeant (Sersjant) and then Quartermaster Sergeant of Company H. He died of nerve fever in hospital at Mississippi River Island No. 10 on April 30, 1862. He was buried in Mississippi River Cemetery near Memphis, TN.


Sources: Series 1200: Records of Civil War Regiments, 1861-1900, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office box 76-7,15; Regimental Muster and Descriptive Rolls, 1861-1865, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, vol.20, p.72; Det Femtende Regiment, Wisconsin Frivillige [The Fifteenth Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteers], Ole A. Buslett, Decorah, IA, 1894, p.474. p.332; Payroll muster rolls of WI 15th Co E, saved by Captain T. A. Rossing; 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.303; Roll of Honor, vol.21, p.252.



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