Knud O. Dokken

Wisconsin Historical Society, Iconography, ID 86145

Knud O. Dokken

15th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry

The Scandinavian Regiment

Name at Enlist Knud O. Dokken
Birth Name Knud Olsen Dokken
Other Names Knud Doken
Patronymic Name Olsen
Lived ca. 1843 - 7 May 1862
Birth Place Valdres
Birth Country Norway
Residence at Muster-In Perry Township, Dane County, WI
Company at Enlistment H
Rank at Enlistment Private
Muster Date 13 Feb 1862
Cause of Death typhoid fever
Death Location Mississippi River Island No. 10
Burial Location Mississippi River National Cemetery at Memphis, TN
Mother Margit K. Flaaten
Father Ole L. Fosgaard
Immigration 1857

Knud Olsen Dokken was born in 1843 at Valdres, Norway, the son of Ole L. Fosgaard and Margit K. Flaaten. He came to America in 1857. 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 Dokken as living in Perry Township, Dane County, WI, age 18, and unmarried. He enlisted for three years on January 23, 1862 in Dane County, and mustered at Madison, WI on February 13, 1862 as a Private (Menig). He died of typhoid fever in the hospital at Mississippi River Island No. 10 on May 7, 1862. He was buried in Mississippi River National Cemetery at Memphis, TN. He was a brother to Private Lars O. Dokken.


Sources: Series 1200: Records of Civil War Regiments, 1861-1900, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, boxes 76-10, 77-3; Regimental Muster and Descriptive Rolls, 1861-1865, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, vol.20, p.114; Det Femtende Regiment, Wisconsin Frivillige [The Fifteenth Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteers, Ole A. Buslett, Decorah, IA, 1894, p.556; Nordmændene i Amerika, Martin Ulvestad, 1907, History Book Co., Minneapolis, MN, p.276; Oberst Heg og hans gutter, Waldemar Ager, 1916, Fremad Pub. Co., Eau Claire, WI, p.102, photo, p.309.

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