Christen O. Dahle

Christen O. Dahle

15th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry

The Scandinavian Regiment

Name at Enlist Christen O. Dahle
Birth Name
Other Names Christian Dahl
Lived ca. 1836 - 2 Jul 1863
Residence at Muster-In McFarland, Dane County, WI
Company at Enlistment B
Rank at Enlistment Private
Muster Date 13 Dec 1861
Cause of Death dysentery
Death Location Murfreesboro, TN
Burial Location National Cemetery at Stones River, TN; section D, grave 409

Christen O. Dahle 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 Dahle as living in McFarland, Dane County, WI, age 25, and unmarried. He enlisted for three years on December 4, 1861 at Madison, WI, and mustered there on December 13, 1861 as a Private (Menig). He died of dysentery in a hospital in Murfreesboro, TN on July 2, 1863. He was buried in the National Cemetery at Stones River, TN; section D, grave 409.


Sources: WHS Series 1300 box 76-4; 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.380; Nordmændene i Amerika, Martin Ulvestad, 1907, History Book Co., Minneapolis, MN, p.276; Oberst Heg og hans gutter, Waldemar Ager, 1916, Fremad Publ. Co., Eau Claire, WI, p.295; 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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