Lars  Ingebretson

Lars Ingebretson

15th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry

The Scandinavian Regiment

Name at Enlist Lars Ingebretson
Birth Name
Other Names Lars Ingebrigtsen
Lived ca. 1826 - 21 Dec 1863
Birth Place Hurdalen
Birth Country Norway
Residence at Muster-In Hamburg, Bad Ax (Vernon) County, WI
Company at Enlistment E
Rank at Enlistment Private
Muster Date 8 Dec 1861
Cause of Death disease
Death Location Chattanooga, TN
Burial Location National Cemetery at Chattanooga, section D, grave 324

Lars Ingebretson was born in Hurdalen, Norway. He joined the WI 15th Infantry, Company E. The men of the company called themselves "Odin's Rifles."

The army listed him as living in Hamburg, Bad Ax (Vernon) County, WI, carpenter, age 35, and unmarried. Ingebretson had blue eyes, dark hair, light complexion, and stood 5’6”. He enlisted for three years on December 1, 1861 in La Crosse County, WI, and mustered on December 8, 1861 at Madison, WI as a Private (Menig). He was sent to Convalescent Camp near Murfreesboro, TN on May 21, 1863. He was later moved to the hospital in Chattanooga, TN where he died of disease (intermittent fever and diarrhea) on December 21, 1863. He was buried in the National Cemetery at Chattanooga, section D, grave 324.


Sources: Series 1200: Records of Civil War Regiments, 1861-1900, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, box 76-7,17; Regimental Muster and Descriptive Rolls, 1861-1865, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, vol.20, p.74; Payroll muster rolls of WI 15th Co E, saved by Captain T. A. Rossing; Det Femtende Regiment. Wisconsin Frivillige [The Fifteenth Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteers], Ole A. Buslett, Decorah, IA, 1894, p.481; Oberst Heg og hans gutter, Waldemar Ager, 1916, Fremad Pub. Co., Eau Claire, WI, p.304; Nordmændene i Amerika, Martin Ulvestad, 1907, History Book Co., Minneapolis, MN, pp.263, 278, 293.


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