Axel N. M. Day

Axel N. M. Day

15th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry

The Scandinavian Regiment

Name at Enlist Axel N. M. Day
Birth Name
Other Names Axel Dag
Lived ca. 1840 -
Birth Country Sweden
Residence at Muster-In Racine, Racine County, WI
Company at Enlistment C
Rank at Enlistment Private
Muster Date 5 Dec 1862

Axel N. M. Day was born in Sweden. He joined the WI 15th Infantry, Company C. The men of the company called themselves the "Norway Bear Hunters," but they were also known as the Color Company because the regimental Color Guard was attached to their company.

The army listed Day as living in Racine, WI, a soldier, and age 22. He had blue eyes, light hair, light complexion, and stood 5’11”. He enlisted for three years on November 29, 1862, at Racine, and mustered on December 5, 1862, at Madison, WI, as a Private (Menig). He came to the Regiment at Murfreesboro, TN, on February 1, 1863. He became unfit for service and was discharged from the service on April 19, 1863.


Sources: Series 1200: Records of Civil War Regiments, 1861-1900, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, box 76-15; Det Femtende Regiment, Wisconsin Frivillige [The Fifteenth Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteers], Ole A. Buslett, Decorah, IA, 1894, p. 410.


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