Austeen  Johnson

Austeen Johnson

15th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry

The Scandinavian Regiment

Name at Enlist Austeen Johnson
Birth Name
Other Names Østen Johnson, Austin Johnson, Austen Johnson
Lived ca. 1822 - 21 Aug 1862
Residence at Muster-In La Crosse, La Crosse County, WI
Company at Enlistment A
Rank at Enlistment Private
Muster Date 20 Dec 1861
Cause of Death sick
Death Location Iuka, Tishomingo County, MS
Burial Location Corinth, Alcorn County, MS

Austeen Johnson joined the WI 15th Infantry, Company A. The men of the company called themselves the "St. Olaf's Rifles." They were also known as the "Sailor Company" because of the large number of seamen in its ranks, and as the "Chicago Company" because so many of its members were residents of that city. The army listed him as living in La Crosse, La Crosse County, WI, age 39, and unmarried. He enlisted for three years on December 16, 1861 at La Crosse, and mustered on December 20, 1861 at Madison, WI as a Private (Menig). Johnson was left sick in Iuka, MS on August 21, 1862. He died the same day and was buried in Corinth, MS.


Sources: Series 1200: Records of Civil War Regiments, 1861-1900, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, box 76-3; Regimental Muster and Descriptive Rolls, 1861-1865, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, vol.20, p.18; Regimental Muster and Descriptive Rolls, 1861-1865, compiled circa 1885, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, vol.20, p.16; Ole A. Buslett, Det Femtende Regiment, Wisconsin Frivillige [The Fifteenth Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteers] (Decorah, Iowa, 1894), p.355; Martin Ulvestad, Nordmændene i Amerika, 1907, History Book Co., Minneapolis, MN, p.296; Oberst Heg og hans gutter, Waldemar Ager, 1916, Fremad Pub. Co., Eau Claire, WI, p.292; Hedberg.

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