Knud  Finkleson

Knud Finkleson

15th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry

The Scandinavian Regiment

Name at Enlist Knud Finkleson
Birth Name
Other Names Finkelson
Lived ca. 1843 - 31 Dec 1862
Residence at Muster-In Norway Township, Racine County, WI
Company at Enlistment C
Rank at Enlistment Private
Muster Date 14 Mar 1862
Cause of Death killed in action
Death Location Battle of Stones River, TN

Knud Finkleson 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 Finkleson as living in Norway Township, Racine County, WI, age 18, and unmarried. He enlisted for three years on November 11, 1861 at Waterford, WI, and mustered on March 14, 1862 at Madison, WI as a Private (Menig). He was killed at the Battle of Stones River, TN on December 31, 1862.


Sources: Series 1200: Records of Civil War Regiments, 1861-1900, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office boxes 76-5, 77-8; Regimental Muster and Descriptive Rolls, 1861-1865, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, vol.20, p.44; Det Femtende Regiment, Wisconsin Frivillige [The Fifteenth Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteers], Ole A. Buslett, Decorah, IA, 1894, p.412; Nordmændene i Amerika, Martin Ulvestad, 1907, History Book Co., Minneapolis, MN, p.289; Oberst Heg og hans gutter, Waldemar Ager, 1916, Fremad Publ. Co., Eau Claire, WI, p.298.

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