Lars  Kydland

Lars Kydland

15th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry

The Scandinavian Regiment

Name at Enlist Lars Kydland
Birth Name
Lived ca. 1829 -
Residence at Muster-In Chicago, Cook County, IL
Company at Enlistment A
Rank at Enlistment Private
Muster Date 15 Nov 1861

Lars Kydland 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, age 32, and married. He enlisted for three years on October 28, 1861 at Chicago, and mustered on November 15, 1861 at Madison, WI as a Private (Menig). Kydland was reported to be sick on June 3, 1862 in St. Louis, MO. He was detached from his company to serve as an orderly in the general hospital in Jefferson Barracks, St. Louis on March 4, 1862. He was sick and became unfit for further service and was discharged on June 27, 1862 at Mound City, IL.


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.18; Det Femtende Regiment, Wisconsin Frivillige [The Fifteenth Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteers], Ole A. Buslett (Decorah, Iowa, 1894), p.359; Oberst Heg og hans gutter, Waldemar Ager, 1916, Fremad Pub. Co., Eau Claire, WI, p.292; Nordmaendene i Amerika, Martin Ulvestad, 1907, History Book Co., Minneapolis, MN, p.303.

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