George  Johnson

George Johnson

15th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry

The Scandinavian Regiment

Name at Enlist George Johnson
Birth Name
Lived ca. 1830 - 14 May 1864
Residence at Muster-In New Centreville, St. Croix County, WI
Company at Enlistment G
Rank at Enlistment Private
Muster Date 13 Dec 1861
Cause of Death killed in action
Death Location Battle of Resaca, GA
Burial Location Chattanooga National Cemetery, TN

George Johnson joined the WI 15th Infantry, Company G. The men of the company called themselves the "Rock River Rangers." The army listed him as living in New Centreville, St. Croix County, WI, age 31, and unmarried. He enlisted for three years on November 11, 1861 at New Centreville, and mustered at Madison, WI on December 13, 1861 as a Private (Menig). Johnson was with the provision transport from Stevenson, AL in October 1863. He was sick in Chattanooga, TN on November 28, 1863. He was killed, shot through his chest, in the Battle of Resaca, GA on May 14, 1864. He was buried in Chattanooga National Cemetery; section L, grave 287.

Series 1200: Records of Civil War Regiments, 1861-1900, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, box 76-9; Regimental Muster and Descriptive Rolls, 1861-1865, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, vol.20, p.102; The Military History of Wisconsin in the War for the Union, Edwin B. Quiner, 1866, Clarke & Co., Chicago, p.628; Det Femtende Regiment. Wisconsin Frivillige [The Fifteenth Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteers], Ole A. Buslett, Decorah, IA, 1894, p.535; 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.312.


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