Erik  Larson

Wisconsin Historical Society, Iconography, ID 81633

Erik Larson

15th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry

The Scandinavian Regiment

Name at Enlist Erik Larson
Birth Name Erich Larsen Framstad
Patronymic Name Larsen
Lived 11 Feb 1831 - 27 May 1864
Birth Place Framstad søndre farm, Gran parish, Oppland fylke
Birth Country Norway
Residence at Muster-In Dodgeville, Iowa County, WI
Company at Enlistment G
Rank at Enlistment Private
Muster Date 4 Dec 1861
Cause of Death Killed in action
Death Location New Hope Church, Dallas, GA
Mother Inger Erichsdatter Drøvdal
Mother Lived 1793-
Father Lars Hansen Framstad
Father Lived 24 June 1781- ca. 1860
Immigration 22 Aug 1849

Erich Larsen Framstad was born in Gran parish, Oppland, Norway and emigrated from there with his family when he was 18 years old. Erik, his parents and two brothers, arrived in NY in 1849 on the Benedicte.

Erik Larson joined the WI 15th Infantry, Company G. The men of the company called themselves the "Rock River Rangers." The army listed him as living in Dodgeville, Iowa County, WI, age 30, and unmarried. He, with his brother Hans, enlisted for three years on December 4, 1861, at Dodgeville, and mustered at Madison, WI, as a Private (Menig). Larson was on home leave at Dodgeville from May 11 to June 1, 1862. He was killed, shot through the head, at New Hope Church, GA, on May 27, 1864.


Sources: Series 1200: Records of Civil War Regiments, 1861-1900, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, Archives, Wisconsin Historical Society, Madison, box 76-9; Regimental Muster and Descriptive Rolls, 1861-1865, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office,  Archives, Wisconsin Historical Society, Madison, vol. 20, p. 102; Det Femtende Regiment, Wisconsin Frivillige [The Fifteenth Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteers], Ole A. Buslett, 1894, Decorah, IA, p. 537; Oberst Heg og hans gutter, Waldemar Ager, 1916, Fremad Pub. Co., Eau Claire, WI, p. 312; The Military History of Wisconsin in the War for the Union, Edwin B. Quiner, 1866, Clarke & Co., Chicago, p. 629; Nordmaendene i Amerika, Martin Ulvestad, 1907, History Book Co., Minneapolis, MN, p. 304;, Oppland fylke, Gran, Parish register nr. 10(1824-1842), Birth and baptism records 1831, p. 171-172, Oppland fylke, Gran, Parish register nr. 11 (1842-1856), Migration records 1849, p. 1242-1243; Norwegian Immigrants to the United States, A Biographical Directory, 1825-1850, Volume Four 1849, Gerhard B. Næseth and Blaine Hedberg, 2004, Anundsen Publishing Co., Decorah, IA, p. 213, IDs 2825, 2826, 2828, US Census 1860.

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