Torsten  Larson

Torsten Larson

15th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry

The Scandinavian Regiment

Name at Enlist Torsten Larson
Birth Name
Other Names Tosten; Torstein
Lived ca. 1823 -
Residence at Muster-In Coon Prairie, Bad Ax (Vernon) County, WI
Company at Enlistment G
Rank at Enlistment Private
Muster Date 9 Dec 1861

Torsten 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 Coon Prairie, Bad Ax (Vernon) County, WI, age 38, and married. He enlisted for three years on November 12, 1861 at Coon Prairie, and mustered at Madison, WI on December 9, 1861 as a Private (Menig). Larson was sick in the hospital in 1864. He mustered out with the company on January 13, 1865 at Chattanooga, TN.


Sources: Series 1200: Records of Civil War Regiments, 1861-1900, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, box 76-9; Regimental muster and descriptive rolls, 1861-1865, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, vol. 20, p. 102; Det Femtende Regiment, Wisconsin Frivillige [The Fifteenth Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteers], Ole A. Buslett (Decorah, Iowa, 1894), p. 537; Nordmaendene i Amerika, Martin Ulvestad, 1907, History Book Co., Minneapolis, MN, p .305; Oberst Heg og hans gutter, Waldemar Ager, 1916, Fremad Pub. Co., Eau Claire, WI, p. 312.

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