Andrew L. Fosse

Oberst Heg og hans gutter, Waldemar Ager, 1916, Fremad Publ. Co., Eau Claire, WI, p.187.

Andrew L. Fosse

15th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry

The Scandinavian Regiment

Name at Enlist Andrew L. Fosse
Birth Name
Other Names Anders, Andreas
Patronymic Name Larsen
Lived ca. 1835 - 31 Dec 1862
Birth Place Voss, Hordaland fykle
Birth Country Norway
Residence at Muster-In Deerfield, Dane County, WI
Company at Enlistment H
Rank at Enlistment Corporal
Muster Date 13 Feb 1862
Cause of Death killed in action
Death Location Battle of Stones River, TN
Burial Location National Cemetery there; section C, grave 36
Mother Anna Olsdatter Bolstad
Father Lars Andersen Fosse

Andrew Larsen Fosse was born in Voss, Norway. 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 Fosse as living in Deerfield, Dane County, WI, farmer, unmarried, and age 26. He had blue eyes, dark hair, fair complexion, and stood 5’8”. He enlisted for three years on October 17, 1861 at Cambridge, WI, and mustered at Madison, WI on February 13, 1862 as a Corporal (Korporal). He was killed in the Battle of Stones River, TN on December 31, 1862. He was buried in the National Cemetery there; section C, grave 36.

Fosse was named Brevet Captain on April 4, 1867 with rank from December 31, 1862 for courage and bravery displayed during the battle. “He fought with courage despite being seriously wounded in his right leg, and he maintained his position, fighting courageously until he fell down dead, his heart pierced through by a bullet.” He was brothers with Stephen L. Fosse.


Sources: Series 1200: Records of Civil War Regiments, 1861-1900, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, boxes 76-10, 77-8; Regimental Muster and Descriptive Rolls, 1861-1865, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, vol.20, p.112; Det Femtende Regiment, Wisconsin Frivillige [The Fifteenth Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteers], Ole A. Buslett, Decorah, IA, 1894, p.559; p.560 photo; Nordmændene i Amerika, Martin Ulvestad, 1907, History Book Co., Minneapolis, MN, p.253; Oberst Heg og hans gutter, Waldemar Ager, 1916, Fremad Publ. Co., Eau Claire, WI, p. 187 (photo), p. 309; Lars Gjertveit, Bodo, Norway;

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