Edward  Johnson

Edward Johnson

15th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry

The Scandinavian Regiment

Name at Enlist Edward Johnson
Birth Name
Other Names Edvard Johnson
Lived ca. 1842 - 2 Dec 1862
Residence at Muster-In Boone County, IL
Company at Enlistment A
Rank at Enlistment Private
Muster Date 8 Jan 1862
Cause of Death disease
Death Location Nashville, Davidson County, TN
Burial Location Nashville National Cemetery, Nashville, Davidson County, TN

Edward 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 Boone County, IL, age 20, and unmarried. He enlisted for three years on January 3, 1862 in Boone County, and mustered on January 8, 1862, at Madison, WI as a Private (Menig). He died of disease in Nashville, TN on December 2, 1862. He was buried in the Nashville National Cemetery.

Sources: Series 1200: Records of Civil War Regiments, 1861-1900, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, boxes 76-3, 77-8; 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; Det Femtende Regiment, Wisconsin Frivillige [The Fifteenth Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteers], Ole A. Buslett, Decorah, IA, 1894, p.356; Nordmændene i Amerika, Martin Ulvestad, 1907, History Book Co., Minneapolis, MN, p.296; Oberst Heg og hans gutter, Waldemar Ager, 1916, Fremad Pub. Co., Eau Claire, WI, p.292.


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