Sigborn  Edmonds

Sigborn Edmonds

15th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry

The Scandinavian Regiment

Name at Enlist Sigborn Edmonds
Birth Name
Other Names Sigbjorn Edmunds, Sigbjorn Edmondson
Lived ca. 1837 - 6 Sep 1865
Birth Country Norway
Residence at Muster-In Dodgeville, Iowa County, WI
Company at Enlistment F
Rank at Enlistment Private
Muster Date 2 May 1864
Death Location Company quarters at Green Lake, TX

Sigborn Edmonds was born in Norway. He joined the WI 15th Infantry, Company F. The men of the company called themselves "KK's Protectors" in honor of the 15th's first Lieutenant Colonel, Kiler K. Jones. “F” was also known as the Valdres Company because a large number of its members hailed from the Valdres region of Norway.

The army listed Edmonds as living in Dodgeville, Iowa County, WI, a miner, and age 27. He had blue eyes, light hair, light complexion, and stood 5’1”. He enlisted for three years on May 2, 1864 at Prairie du Chien, WI, and mustered there the same day. He had a bounty $100, was a recruit and served as a Private (Menig). He joined F Company at Big Shanty, GA, then transferred to Company H at Whiteside, TN. He was temporarily assigned to the WI 24th Infantry and then transferred to I Company of the WI 13th Infantry Regiment on June 10, 1865. He died in Company quarters at Green Lake, TX on September 6, 1865.


Sources: Series 1200: Records of Civil War Regiments, 1861-1900, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, box 76-8; Regimental Muster and Descriptive Rolls, 1861-1865, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, vol.18, p.174; Det Femtende Regiment. Wisconsin Frivillige [The Fifteenth Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteers] by Ole A. Buslett, Decorah, IA, 1894, p.502; Nordmændene i Amerika, Martin Ulvestad, 1907, History Book Co., Minneapolis, MN, p.277; Oberst Heg og hans gutter, Waldemar Ager, 1916, Fremad Publ. Co., Eau Claire, WI, p.306.  



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