Lars O. Dokken

Wisconsin Historical Society, Iconography, ID 86146

Lars O. Dokken

15th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry

The Scandinavian Regiment

Name at Enlist Lars O. Dokken
Birth Name Lars Olsen Dokken
Patronymic Name Olsen
Lived ca. 1838 - 1 Apr 1863
Birth Place Valders
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 wounds
Death Location hospital Number 8 at Nashville, TN
Burial Location National Cemetery in NN; section E, grave 255
Mother Margit K. Flaaten
Father Ole L. Fosgaard
Immigration 1857

Lars Olsen Dokken was born in 1838 at Valders, Norway, the son of Ole L. Fosgaard and Margit K. Flaaten. He came to America in 1857. He joined the WI 15th Infantry, Company H. The men of his company called themselves "Heg's Rifles" in honor of the 15th commander, Colonel Hans C. Heg. They were also known as the "Voss Company" because of a large number of them who were from the Voss region of Norway.

The army listed Dokken as living in Perry Township, Dane County, WI, age 23, unmarried, and a farmer. He had blue eyes, blond hair, fair complexion, and stood 5’8”. He enlisted for three years on December 2, 1861 in Dane County, and mustered at Madison, WI on February 13, 1862 as a Private (Menig). He was wounded at Stones River, TN on December 31, 1862, and died of his wounds at hospital Number 8 at Nashville, TN on April 1, 1863. He was buried in the National Cemetery in Nashville; section E, grave 255. He is the brother of Private Knud O. Dokken.

 

Sources: Series 1200: Records of Civil War Regiments, 1861-1900, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, box 76-10,16; 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; Foreigners in the Union Army and Navy, Ella Lonn, Publ. Louisiana State University Press, 1951, p.368; Oberst Heg og hans gutter, Waldemar Ager, 1916, Fremad Publ. Co., Eau Claire, WI, p.101, photo, p.309; Hamarsbon-Raaen Genealogy by Aagot Raaen. Privately printed, 1954.

 


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