Ole  Kjostolson

Ole Kjostolson

15th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry

The Scandinavian Regiment

Name at Enlist Ole Kjostolson
Birth Name
Other Names Kjostenson, Dauve, Kjøstelson
Lived ca. 1826 -
Birth Place Holt
Birth Country Norway
Residence at Muster-In Coon, Bad Ax (Vernon) County, WI
Company at Enlistment E
Rank at Enlistment Private
Muster Date 10 Dec 1861

Ole Kjostolson was from Holt, Norway. He joined the WI 15th Infantry, Company E. The men of the company called themselves "Odin's Rifles." The army listed him as living in Coon, Bad Ax (Vernon) County, WI, age 35, and unmarried. He enlisted for three years on November 22, 1861 in Bad Ax County, and mustered on December 10, 1861 at Madison, WI as a Private (Menig). Kjostolson was detached to WI 8th Battery, Light Artillery, on July 29, 1863, by the order of Col. Hans C. Heg. He re-enlisted in that Battery on January 5, 1864. After the war, he lived in Dane County.


Sources: Series 1200: Records of Civil War Regiments, 1861-1900, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, box 76-7; Regimental muster and descriptive rolls, 1861-1865, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, vol.20, p.76; Payroll muster rolls of WI 15th Co E, saved by Captain T. A. Rossing; Det Femtende Regiment, Wisconsin Frivillige [The Fifteenth Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteers] by Ole A. Buslett (Decorah, Iowa, 1894), p.485; Oberst Heg og hans gutter, Waldemar Ager, 1916, Fremad Publ. Co., Eau Claire, WI, p.304; “Coon Valley”, pub. 1928 by Upper Coon Valley Norwegian Lutheran Church, Coon Valley, WI; Blaine Hedberg, NAGC&NL.


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