Ole  Johnson

Ole Johnson

15th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry

The Scandinavian Regiment

Name at Enlist Ole Johnson
Birth Name
Lived ca. 1842 - 13 Nov 1862
Birth Place Hallingdal
Birth Country Norway
Residence at Muster-In Winneshiek County, IA
Company at Enlistment A
Rank at Enlistment Private
Muster Date 27 Jan 1862
Cause of Death Disease
Death Location Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee
Burial Location Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee; section A, grave 1335

Ole Johnson was born in Hallingdal, 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 20, and unmarried. He enlisted for three years on January 8, 1862 in IA, and mustered on January 27, 1862 at Madison, WI as a Private (Menig). Johnson was assigned to guard provision stores at Camp Ethridge since June 23, 1862. He was absent left sick in Humboldt, TN on July 4, 1862. He died of disease in Nashville, TN on November 13, 1862 and was buried in cemetery at Nashville; section A, grave 1335.

 

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.357; Oberst Heg og hans gutter, Waldemar Ager, 1916, Fremad Pub. Co., Eau Claire, WI, p.292; Nordmaendene i Amerika, Martin Ulvestad, 1907, History Book Co., Minneapolis, MN, p.298.


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