Andrew Solla Larson

Andrew Solla Larson

15th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry

The Scandinavian Regiment

Name at Enlist Andrew Solla Larson
Birth Name
Lived ca. 1834 -
Birth Place Stavanger
Birth Country Norway
Residence at Muster-In Chicago, Cook County, IL
Company at Enlistment A
Rank at Enlistment Private
Muster Date 18 Dec 1861

Andrew Solla Larson was born in Stavanger, Norway. He 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 27, a blacksmith, and unmarried. He had blue eyes, blond hair, fair complexion, and stood 5’5½”. Larson enlisted for three years on December 15, 186, at Chicago, and mustered on December 18, 1861, at Madison, WI, as a Private (Menig). He was missing near Springfield, IL, while the regiment was on its way to St. Louis. He was not mustered out and was listed as a deserter on March 3, 1862.


Sources: Series 1200: Records of Civil War Regiments, 1861-1900, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, Wisconsin Historical Society, Madison, box 76-3; Regimental Muster and Descriptive Rolls, 1861-1865, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, Wisconsin Historical Society, Madison, vol. 20, p. 20; Det Femtende Regiment, Wisconsin Frivillige [The Fifteenth Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteers], Ole A. Buslett, 1894, Decorah, IA, p. 359.

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