Lars P. Hauff

Lars P. Hauff

15th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry

The Scandinavian Regiment

Name at Enlist Lars P. Hauff
Birth Name
Other Names Lars Houff
Patronymic Name Pedersen
Lived ca. 1816 -
Residence at Muster-In Christiania, Dane County, WI
Company at Enlistment H
Rank at Enlistment Private
Muster Date 13 Feb 1862

Lars P. Hauff joined the WI 15th Infantry, Company H. The men of the 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 him as living in Christiania, Dane County, WI, age 45, and married. He enlisted for three years on December 29, 1861 at Madison, WI, and mustered there on February 13, 1862 as a Private (Menig). He was sick in hospital at Labangor, KY on October 27, 1862; also in Louisville. He was discharged from the service for disability due to disease on June 10, 1863 at Camp Davison, OH. He lived at Dakota County, MN.


Sources: Series 1200: Records of Civil War Regiments, 1861-1900, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, box 76-10; Regimental Muster and Descriptive Rolls, 1861-1865, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, vol.20, p.116; Det Femtende Regiment, Wisconsin Frivillige [The Fifteenth Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteers], Ole A. Buslett, Decorah, IA, 1894, p.563; Nordmændene i Amerika, Martin Ulvestad, 1907, History Book Co., Minneapolis, MN, p.323; Oberst Heg og hans gutter, Waldemar Ager, 1916, Fremad Pub. Co., Eau Claire, WI, p.309.

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