Knud  Knudson

Knud Knudson

15th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry

The Scandinavian Regiment

Name at Enlist Knud Knudson
Birth Name Knud Knudsen Haugen
Other Names Knut Knutson
Patronymic Name Knudsen
Lived 28 Mar 1838 - 16 Oct 1863
Birth Place Haugen under Arnesgaard in Skurdalen, Ål, Buskerud
Birth Country Norway
Residence at Muster-In Clermont, Fayette County, IA
Company at Enlistment H
Rank at Enlistment Private
Muster Date 13 Feb 1862
Cause of Death chronic diarrhea
Death Location Louisville, Jefferson County, KY
Burial Location Cave Hill National Cemetery, Louisville, Jefferson County, KY; section B, grave 19
Mother Birgit Jacobsdatter
Father Knud Olsen Haugen
Immigration 1861
Spouse Ragnhild Thomasdatter Pugerud (later Løverud)
Spouse Lived 01 Apr 1821-25 Nov 1903
Married On 28 Apr 1858
Marriage Location Ål, Buskerud, Norway

Knud Knudsen Haugen was baptised in Ål parish in Buskerud fylke, Norway.  He married Ragnild Thomasdatter Pugerud in the same parish, and emigrated from there April 18, 1861.

Knud Knudson joined WI 15th Infantry, Company H. The men of the company called themselves "Heg's Rifles" in honor of the 15th commander, Colonel Hans C. Heg. They were also known as the "Voss Company" because of a large number of them who were from the Voss region of Norway. The army listed him as living in Clermont, Fayette County, IA, age 25, and married. He enlisted for three years on January 29, 1862, at Clermont, and mustered at Madison, WI, on February 13, 1862, as a Private (Menig). Knudson was sick in a Convalescent Center at New Albany, IN, in August 1863. He died of chronic diarrhea in hospital at Louisville, KY, on October 16, 1863. He was buried in Cave Hill National Cemetery, Louisville; section B, grave 19. In 1894, his widow, Ragnhild Lovend (Løverud), who did not emigrate with Knud, but remained with their two children in Norway, applied for  a pension in his name.


Sources: Series 1200: Records of Civil War Regiments, 1861-1900, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, Wisconsin Historical Society, Madison, box 76-10; Regimental Muster and Descriptive Rolls, 1861-1865, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, Wisconsin Historical Society, Madison, vol. 20, p. 116; Det Femtende Regiment, Wisconsin Frivillige [The Fifteenth Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteers], Ole A. Buslett, 1894, Decorah, IA, p. 565; Oberst Heg og hans gutter, Waldemar Ager, 1916, Fremad Pub. Co., Eau Claire, WI, p. 310; Civil War Pension Index, Roll #T288_267,; Ål parish records, #4, born and baptised, p 120,121, #I 5, born and baptised, p 87, #I 6, married,  p 151, out-migrated, p 281,

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