Edwin  Larson

Edwin Larson

15th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry

The Scandinavian Regiment

Name at Enlist Edwin Larson
Birth Name
Lived ca. 1830 -
Birth Country Norway
Residence at Muster-In Madison, Dane County, WI
Company at Enlistment B
Rank at Enlistment Private
Muster Date 8 Sep 1862

Edwin Larson was born in Norway. He joined the WI 15th Infantry, Company B. The men of the company called themselves the "Wergeland Guards" in honor of Henrik Wergeland, the famous Norwegian writer and poet. The army listed him as living in Madison, Dane County, WI, age 32, and a sailor. He had blue eyes, light hair, light complexion, and stood 5’10”. Larson enlisted for three years on September 8, 1862 at Madison, and mustered there the same day as a Private (Menig). He had a bounty $100. Larson was absent without leave on December 31, 1862 (during the Battle of Stones River). He was discharged from the service because of disability on April 3, 1863 at Murfreesboro, TN.


Sources: Series 1200: Records of Civil War Regiments, 1861-1900, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, box 76-15; Regimental muster and descriptive rolls, 1861-1865, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, vol.20, p.32; Det Femtende Regiment, Wisconsin Frivillige [The Fifteenth Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteers], Ole A. Buslett (Decorah, Iowa, 1894), p.387; Oberst Heg og hans gutter, Waldemar Ager, 1916, Fremad Pub. Co., Eau Claire, WI, p.296; Roster of Wisconsin Volunteers, War of the Rebellion, 1861-1865, Vol I & II, compiled under direction of the Adjutant General, Madison, WI, 1886, p.809; Nordmaendene i Amerika, Martin Ulvestad, 1907, History Book Co., Minneapolis, MN, p.304.


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