Ingebrigt  Johnson

Ingebrigt Johnson

15th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry

The Scandinavian Regiment

Name at Enlist Ingebrigt Johnson
Birth Name
Other Names Engebret Johnson
Lived ca. 1823 - 23 Dec 1862
Residence at Muster-In Primrose, Dane County, WI
Company at Enlistment H
Rank at Enlistment Private
Muster Date 13 Feb 1862
Cause of Death diarrhea
Death Location Nashville, Davidson County, TN
Burial Location National Cemetery at Nashville, TN

Ingebrigt Johnson joined the WI 15th Infantry, Company H. The men of the company called themselves "Heg's Rifles" in honor of the 15th commander, Colonel Hans C. Heg. They were also known as the "Voss Company" because of a large number of them who were from the Voss region of Norway. The army listed him as living in Primrose, Dane County, WI, age 38, and unmarried. He enlisted for three years on December 17, 1861 at Moscow, WI, and mustered at Madison, WI on February 13, 1862 as a Private (Menig). He died of diarrhea in hospital at Nashville, TN on December 23, 1862 and was buried in the National Cemetery at Nashville.


Sources: Series 1200: Records of Civil War Regiments, 1861-1900, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, box 76-10; Regimental Muster and Descriptive Rolls, 1861-1865, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, vol.20, p.116; Det Femtende Regiment. Wisconsin Frivillige [The Fifteenth Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteers], Ole A. Buslett, Decorah, IA, 1894, p.563; Nordmændene i Amerika, Martin Ulvestad, 1907, History Book Co., Minneapolis, MN, p.297; Oberst Heg og hans gutter, Waldemar Ager, 1916, Fremad Pub. Co., Eau Claire, WI, p.310.

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