Andrew  Ellingson

Andrew Ellingson

15th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry

The Scandinavian Regiment

Name at Enlist Andrew Ellingson
Birth Name
Lived ca. 1822 -
Residence at Muster-In Madison, Dane County, WI
Company at Enlistment A
Rank at Enlistment Private
Muster Date 15 Nov 1861

Andrew Ellingson joined the WI 15th Infantry, Company A. The men of the company called themselves the "St. Olaf's Rifles." They were also known as the "Sailor Company" because of the large number of seamen in its ranks, and as the "Chicago Company" because so many of its members were residents of that city.

The army listed Ellingson as living in Madison, Dane County, WI, age 39, and unmarried. He enlisted for three years on October 27, 1861 at Madison and mustered there on November 15, 1861 as a Private (Menig). He was absent sick in hospital Nashville, TN on December 26, 1862. He was sick again in the camp hospital near Murfreesboro, TN from March 21, 1863. From September 25, 1863, he was absent, sick in the general hospital in Chattanooga, TN. He was sick in Nashville since November 26, 1863. He was still sick in Nashville on May 2, 1864. He mustered out with Company A at Chattanooga, TN on December 20, 1864. Ellingson filed a pension for himself on November 30, 1887 in IA.


Sources: Series 1200: Records of Civil War Regiments, 1861-1900, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, box 76-3; Regimental Muster and Descriptive Rolls, 1861-1865, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, vol.20, p.16, Regimental Muster and Descriptive Rolls, 1861-1865, compiled circa 1885, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, vol.20, p.12; Det Femtende Regiment, Wisconsin Frivillige [The Fifteenth Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteers], Ole A. Buslett, Decorah, IA, 1894, p.349; 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.291; Civil War Pension Index, Roll #T288_140.

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