Jens  Larson

Jens Larson

15th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry

The Scandinavian Regiment

Name at Enlist Jens Larson
Birth Name
Lived ca. 1837 - 22 Nov 1862
Residence at Muster-In Columbus, Columbia County, WI
Company at Enlistment B
Rank at Enlistment Corporal
Muster Date 16 Nov 1861
Cause of Death Disease
Death Location Regimental Hospital in Nashville, Davidson County, TN
Burial Location National Cemetery, Nashville, Davidson County, TN
Mother Thore Olson Vangen

Jens Larson 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 Columbus, Columbia County, WI, age 24, and unmarried. He enlisted for three years on October 10, 1861 at Madison, WI, and mustered there on November 16, 1861 as a Corporal (Korporal). He died of disease at Regimental Hospital in Nashville, TN on November 22, 1862. He was buried in National Cemetery there. A pension was filed in his name by his mother, Thore Olson Vangen on June 24, 1879.


Sources: Series 1200: Records of Civil War Regiments, 1861-1900, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, boxes 76-4, 77-8; 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.388; Nordmaendene i Amerika, Martin Ulvestad, 1907, History Book Co., Minneapolis, MN p.264; 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; Civil War Pension Index, Roll #T288_274.

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