Hans  Jacobson

Wisconsin Historical Society, Iconography, ID 80714

Hans Jacobson

15th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry

The Scandinavian Regiment

Name at Enlist Hans Jacobson
Birth Name
Other Names Hans Jacobsen Rynning
Lived ca. 1836 -
Birth Country Norway
Residence at Muster-In Norway Township, Racine County, WI
Company at Enlistment C
Rank at Enlistment Sergeant
Muster Date 2 Dec 1861

Hans Jacobson was born “Hans Jacobsen Rynning” in Norway. He joined the WI 15th Infantry, Company C. The men of the comapny 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 him as living in Norway Township, Racine County, WI, age 25, and unmarried. He enlisted for three years on November 6, 1861 at Waterford, WI, and mustered on December 2, 1861 at Madison, WI as a Sergeant (Sersjant). Jacobson was taken prisoner in Battle at Stones River, TN on December 31, 1862. He was exchanged on parole at St. Louis, MO; he was then sent to Columbus, OH, still on parole. On January 1, 1864 and September 25, 1864, he was sick in Annapolis, MD. He was mustered out with the Company on January 1, 1865 at Chattanooga, TN. His bounty due then was $100. After the war, he moved to IA.


Sources: Series 1200: Records of Civil War Regiments, 1861-1900, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, boxes 76-5, 79-1; Regimental Muster and Descriptive Rolls, 1861-1865, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, vol.20, p.42; Ole A. Buslett, Det Femtende Regiment, Wisconsin Frivillige [The Fifteenth Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteers] (Decorah, Iowa, 1894), p.417; Martin Ulvestad, Nordmændene i Amerika, 1907, History Book Co., Minneapolis, MN  p.260; Oberst Heg og hans gutter, Waldemar Ager, 1916, Fremad Pub. Co., Eau Claire, WI, p.275 (photo), p.298; Wm. Sayles.

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