Fergus  Ferguson

Fergus Ferguson

15th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry

The Scandinavian Regiment

Name at Enlist Fergus Ferguson
Birth Name Fergus Ferguson
Lived ca. 1840 - 1 Jan 1863
Birth Place London
Birth Country Canada West (Ontario)
Residence at Muster-In Glencoe, Buffalo County, WI
Company at Enlistment D
Rank at Enlistment Private
Muster Date 16 Dec 1861
Cause of Death nerve fever
Death Location Bowling Green, KY
Burial Location Nashville National Cemetery; section N, grave 679
Mother Louisa Ferguson

Fergus Ferguson was from London, Canada West (Ontario). He joined the WI 15th Infantry, Company D. The men of the company called themselves the "Norway Wolf Hunters." They were also known as the "Waupun Company" because so many of its members were from Waupun.

The army listed Ferguson as living in Glencoe, Buffalo County, WI, age 21, and unmarried. He enlisted for three years on December 10, 1861 at Waupun, WI, and mustered at Madison, WI on December 16, 1861 as a Private (Menig). He was promoted to Corporal on May 1, 1862. Ferguson served as Colonel Heg’s orderly. He was sick in Bowling Green, KY on September 17, 1862. He died there of nerve fever on January 1, 1863, and was buried in Nashville National Cemetery; section N, grave 679. His mother, Louisa, filed a pension in his name on October 6, 1873.


Sources: Series 1200: Records of Civil War Regiments, 1861-1900, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, boxes 76-6, 78-3; Regimental Muster and Descriptive Rolls, 1861-1865, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, vol.20, p.56; Det Femtende Regiment, Wisconsin Frivillige [The Fifteenth Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteers], Ole A. Buslett, Decorah, IA, 1894, p.441; Norwegian-American Studies, pub. by Norwegian-American Historical Association, Northfield, MN, vol.32, p.183; Civil War Pension Index, roll# T288_150.


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