Andrew  Larson

Andrew Larson

15th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry

The Scandinavian Regiment

Name at Enlist Andrew Larson
Birth Name
Other Names Andreas
Lived ca. 1823 -
Residence at Muster-In Chicago, Cook County, IL
Company at Enlistment A
Rank at Enlistment Private
Muster Date 15 Nov 1861

Andrew Larson 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 38, and married. He enlisted for three years on September 30, 1861 at Chicago, and mustered on November 15, 1861 at Madison, WI as a Private (Menig). Larson was sent to Convalescent Hospital near Murfreesboro 1863. He then transferred to the US Navy on May 6, 1864.

 

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.293; Nordmaendene i Amerika, Martin Ulvestad, 1907, History Book Co., Minneapolis, MN, p.304.


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