Gunder  Larson

Gunder Larson

15th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry

The Scandinavian Regiment

Name at Enlist Gunder Larson
Birth Name
Lived ca. 1843 - 22 May 1862
Residence at Muster-In Lafayette County, WI
Company at Enlistment K
Rank at Enlistment Private
Muster Date 11 Feb 1862
Cause of Death Disease
Death Location Regimental Hospital at Mississippi River Island No. 10
Burial Location Mississippi River National Cemetery near Memphis, Shelby County, TN

Gunder Larson joined the WI 15th Infantry, Company K. The company called itself "Clausen's Guards" in honor of the 15th's first Chaplain, Claus L. Clausen. Most of the company was recruited from Scandinavian communities in MN and IA, with the rest from WI.

The army listed him as living in Lafayette County, WI, age 19, and unmarried. He enlisted for three years on January, 22 1862 in Lafayette County, and mustered at Madison, WI on February 11, 1862 as a Private (Menig). Larson died of disease in the Regimental Hospital at Mississippi River Island No. 10 on May 22, 1862. He was buried in Mississippi River National Cemetery near Memphis, TN.


Sources: Series 1200: Records of Civil War Regiments, 1861-1900, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, boxes 76-12, 77-3; Regimental muster and descriptive rolls, 1861-1865, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, vol.20, p.146; Det Femtende Regiment, Wisconsin Frivillige [The Fifteenth Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteers], Ole A. Buslett (Decorah, Iowa, 1894), p.631; Oberst Heg og hans gutter, Waldemar Ager, 1916, Fremad Pub. Co., Eau Claire, WI, p.318; Nordmaendene i Amerika, Martin Ulvestad, 1907, History Book Co., Minneapolis, MN, p.304.

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