Ole  Halderson

Ole Halderson

15th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry

The Scandinavian Regiment

Name at Enlist Ole Halderson
Birth Name
Other Names Ole Halvorson, O. Henderson
Lived ca. 1841 - 21 Jul 1864
Birth Place Valders
Birth Country Norway
Residence at Muster-In Gjerpen, Manitowoc County, WI
Company at Enlistment F
Rank at Enlistment Private
Muster Date 11 Feb 1862
Cause of Death nerve fever
Death Location Andersonville Prison, Macon County, GA
Burial Location Andersonville National Cemetery, Macon County, GA, grave 3720

Ole Haldorson was born in Valdres, 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 Haldorson as living in Gjerpen, Manitowoc County, WI, age 20, and unmarried. He enlisted for three years on February 5, 1862 at Manitowoc. He mustered on February 11, 1862 at Madison, WI as a Private (Menig). He was taken prisoner in the Battle of Chickamauga, GA on September 20, 1863. He died in Andersonville prison of nerve fever on July 21, 1864. He was buried in grave 3720. Haldorson was on the Roll of Honor of the 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 20th Army Corps.


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.20, p.88; Oberst Heg og hans gutter, Waldemar Ager, 1916, Fremad Pub. Co., Eau Claire, WI, p.307; Nordmændene i Amerika, Martin Ulvestad, 1907, History Book Co., Minneapolis, MN, p.286; ancestry.comDet Femtende Regiment. Wisconsin Frivillige [The Fifteenth Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteers], Ole A. Buslett, Decorah, IA, 1894, p.505; “Prisoners who died at Andersonville Prison” Atwater List, publ 1865.


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