Lars  Larson

Lars Larson

15th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry

The Scandinavian Regiment

Name at Enlist Lars Larson
Birth Name
Lived ca. 1831 -
Residence at Muster-In Mishicot, Manitowoc County, WI
Company at Enlistment H
Rank at Enlistment Private
Muster Date 13 Feb 1862

Lars 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 Mishicot, Manitowoc County, WI, age 30, and unmarried. He enlisted for three years on November 5, 1861 at Manitowoc, WI, and mustered at Madison, WI on February 13, 1862 as a Private (Menig). Larson was sick in the hospital at Louisville, KY on October 27, 1862. He was discharged from the service for disability due to disease in Louisville on November 4, 1862.

 

Sources: Series 1200: Records of Civil War Regiments, 1861-1900, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, box 76-10; Regimental muster and descriptive rolls, 1861-1865, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, vol.20, p.116; Det Femtende Regiment, Wisconsin Frivillige [The Fifteenth Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteers], Ole A. Buslett (Decorah, Iowa, 1894), p.566; Oberst Heg og hans gutter, Waldemar Ager, 1916, Fremad Pub. Co., Eau Claire, WI, p.310.


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