Ole  Kittilson

Ole Kittilson

15th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry

The Scandinavian Regiment

Name at Enlist Ole Kittilson
Birth Name
Lived ca. 1824 -
Residence at Muster-In Chicago, Cook County, IL
Company at Enlistment D
2nd Company A
Rank at Enlistment Private
Muster Date 13 Feb 1862

Ole Kittilson 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 Chicago, IL, age 38, and unmarried. Kittilson enlisted for three years on February 12, 1862 at Madison, and mustered there the next day as a Private (Menig). He was assigned to Company A at Mississippi River Island No. 10 in April 1862. Then, he was assigned to the provision transport from Stevenson on October 13, 1863. On November 28, 1863, he was sick in Chattanooga, TN and then sick in the camp hospital on July 2, 1864. He mustered out with the company on February 13, 1865 at Chattanooga. He is on the Roll of Honor, 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 20th Army Corps.


Sources: Series 1200: Records of Civil War Regiments, 1861-1900, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, boxes 76-6, 78-3; Regimental muster and descriptive rolls, 1861-1865, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, vol.20, p.60; Det Femtende Regiment, Wisconsin Frivillige [The Fifteenth Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteers], Ole A. Buslett (Decorah, Iowa, 1894), p.450; Oberst Heg og hans gutter, Waldemar Ager, 1916, Fremad Pub. Co., Eau Claire, WI, p.301.

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