Knud  Larson

Wisconsin Historical Society, Iconography, ID 25425

Knud Larson

15th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry

The Scandinavian Regiment

Name at Enlist Knud Larson
Birth Name Knut Larsen Gjerme
Other Names Larsen Gjermo
Patronymic Name Larsen
Lived 11 Apr 1841 - 18 Jul 1863
Birth Place Voss, Hordaland
Birth Country Norway
Residence at Muster-In Leeds Centre, Columbia County, WI
Company at Enlistment H
Rank at Enlistment Private
Muster Date 13 Feb 1862
Cause of Death Wounds
Death Location Hospital No. 14 in Nashville, Davidson County, TN
Burial Location Nashville National Cemetery, Nashville, Davidson County, TN; section B, grave 704
Mother Asgjerd Rognaldsdatter Glimme
Mother Lived ca. 1801- 20 May 1885
Father Lars Pedersen Gjerme
Father Lived ca. 1797- Sep 1847
Immigration 30 Jun 1845

Knud Larson was born on April 11, 1841 in Voss, Hordaland, Norway, the son of Lars Pedersen Gjerme and Asgjerd Rognaldsdatter Glimme. Knud came to America with his parents and four siblings reaching NY on June 30, 1845, on the Kong Sverre out of Bergen.

Larson joined the WI 15th Infantry, Company H. The men of the company called themselves "Heg's Rifles" in honor of the 15th commander, Colonel Hans C. Heg. They were also known as the "Voss Company" because of a large number of them who were from the Voss region of Norway. The army listed him as living in Leeds Centre, Columbia County, WI, age 21, unmarried, and a farmer. He had blue eyes, auburn hair, fair complexion, and stood 6’ tall. He enlisted for three years on January 29, 1862, at Madison, WI, and mustered there on February 13, 1862, as a Private (Menig). He was wounded by a gunshot into his hip at Stones River, TN, on December 31, 1862, and sent to the hospital. He died of his wound at hospital No. 14 in Nashville, TN, on July 18, 1863. He was buried in Nashville National Cemetery; section B, grave 704.


Sources: Series 1200: Records of Civil War Regiments, 1861-1900, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, Archives, Wisconsin Historical Society, Madison, boxes 76-10,-18, 77-8; Regimental Muster and Descriptive Rolls, 1861-1865, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, Archives, Wisconsin Historical Society, Madison, vol. 20, p. 116; Det Femtende Regiment, Wisconsin Frivillige [The Fifteenth Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteers], Ole A. Buslett, 1894, Decorah, IA, p. 565; Nordmaendene i Amerika, Martin Ulvestad, 1907, History Book Co., Minneapolis, MN, p. 304; Oberst Heg og hans gutter, Waldemar Ager, 1916, Fremad Pub. Co., Eau Claire, WI, pp. 289 (photo), 310; The Military History of Wisconsin in the War for the Union, Edwin B. Quiner, 1866, Clarke & Co., Chicago, p. 621; Norwegian Immigrants to the United States. A Biographical Directory, 1825-1850. Volume Two. 1844-1846, Gerhard B. Naeseth, 1997, Anundsen Publishing Co., Decorah, IA, 1845, p. 108, ID 235.

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