Knud  Johnson

Knud Johnson

15th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry

The Scandinavian Regiment

Name at Enlist Knud Johnson
Birth Name
Lived ca. 1835 - 9 Nov 1862
Birth Place Voss
Birth Country Norway
Residence at Muster-In Winneshiek County, IA
Company at Enlistment A
Rank at Enlistment Corporal
Muster Date 27 Jan 1862
Cause of Death Disease
Death Location Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky

Knud Johnson was born in Voss, Norway. He 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 Winneshiek County, IA, age 26, and unmarried. Johnson enlisted for three years on January 8, 1862 in IA, and mustered on January 27, 1862 at Madison, WI as a Corporal (Korporal). He was absent sick in hospital at Lebanon, KY since October 27, 1862. He died of disease in Louisville, KY on November 9, 1862. It is not known where he was buried.


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, Iowa, 1894), p.356; Nordmaendene i Amerika, Martin Ulvestad, 1907, History Book Co., Minneapolis, MN, p.263; Oberst Heg og hans gutter, Waldemar Ager, 1916, Fremad Pub. Co., Eau Claire, WI, p.292.

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