Niels  Juul

Niels Juul

15th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry

The Scandinavian Regiment

Name at Enlist Niels Juul
Birth Name
Other Names Niels Emil, Niels Enis
Lived -
Residence at Muster-In Chicago, Cook County, IL
Company at Enlistment A
Rank at Enlistment Musician
Muster Date 4 Jan 1862

Niels Juul 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 Chicago, IL and unmarried. Juul enlisted for three years on December 23, 1861 at Chicago, and mustered on January 4, 1862 at Madison, WI as a Private (Menig) and musician. He was left behind sick in Iuka, MS on August 20, 1862. He disappeared on March 31, 1863. He was reported to be in Chicago, but was not found. The army classified him as deserter.


Sources: Series 1200: Records of Civil War Regiments, 1861-1900, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, box 76-3; Regimental muster and descriptive rolls, 1861-1865, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, vol.20, p.16,18; Det Femtende Regiment, Wisconsin Frivillige [The Fifteenth Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteers], Ole A. Buslett (Decorah, Iowa, 1894), p.358; Nordmaendene i Amerika, Martin Ulvestad, 1907, History Book Co., Minneapolis, MN, p.299.

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