Fredrick  Kammen

Fredrick Kammen

15th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry

The Scandinavian Regiment

Name at Enlist Fredrick Kammen
Birth Name Nils Frederik Severin Olsen Kammen
Other Names Nils Olsen Kammen
Patronymic Name Olsen
Lived 23 Dec 1841 -
Birth Place Henjum farm, Leikanger, Sogn og Fjordane fylke
Birth Country Norway
Residence at Muster-In Mt. Horeb, Dane County, WI
Company at Enlistment D
Rank at Enlistment Private
Muster Date 18 Jan 1862
Mother Elisabeth Arnesdatter
Father Ole Knudsen Kammen
Father Lived 1788 - 1858
Immigration 1861

Nils Frederik Severin Kammen was born on December 23, 1841, in Leikanger parish, Norway.  He left on April 18, 1861 to come to America. Fredrick Kammen, with his brother, Hans, joined the WI 15th Infantry, Company D. The men of the company called themselves the "Norway Wolf Hunters."  They were also known as the "Waupun Company" because so many of its members were from that WI county.

The army listed him as living in Mt. Horeb, Dane County, WI, age 20, and unmarried. He enlisted for three years on January 9, 1862 at Mt. Horeb, and mustered at Madison, WI, on January 18, 1862, as a Private (Menig). Kammen was left behind sick at Mississippi River Island No. 10 on June 11, 1862. He is said to have been discharged from the service from there on July 15, 1862.


Sources: Series 1200: Records of Civil War Regiments, 1861-1900, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, Archives, Wisconsin Historical Society,  Madison, boxes 76-6, 78-3; Regimental Muster and Descriptive Rolls, 1861-1865, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, Archives, Wisconsin Historical Society. Madison, vol. 20, p. 60; Det Femtende Regiment, Wisconsin Frivillige [The Fifteenth Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteers], Ole A. Buslett, 1894, Decorah, IA, p. 449; Nordmaendene i Amerika, Martin Ulvestad, 1907, History Book Co., Minneapolis, MN, p. 300; Oberst Heg og hans gutter, Waldemar Ager, 1916, Fremad Pub. Co., Eau Claire, WI, p. 301;; great granddaughter, Sandra Johnson;, Sogn og Fjordane, Leikanger, Parish register nr. A 7 (1838-1851), note pages, etc. 1856, p. 39, Parish register nr. A 8 (1852-1868), Emigration records, 1860-1861, p. 251; Leikanger Bygdebok Ættesoga, Vol. II, Roald Lyngvær, 1979, Leikanger bygdeboknemnd, p. 245.

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