Herman  Lundgren

Herman Lundgren

15th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry

The Scandinavian Regiment

Name at Enlist Herman Lundgren
Birth Name Henning Harman Lundgren
Other Names Lundgreen
Lived ca. 1811 - 26 Apr 1874
Birth Country Sweden
Residence at Muster-In Winneshiek County, IA
Company at Enlistment A
Rank at Enlistment Private
Muster Date 15 Nov 1861
Death Location Sangatuck, Allegan County, MI
Burial Location Riverside Cemetery, Saugatuck, Allegan County, MI
Father Johan Lundgren
Immigration 6 May 1857
Spouse Severine “Sarah” Elisabet Eriksdtr
Spouse Lived 2 Mar 1819- 14 Apr 1888
Married On 11 Nov 1844
Marriage Location Stravanger, Norway

Herman Lundgren was born Henning Harman Lundgren in Sweden. He married Severine “Sarah” Elisabet Eriksdtr on November 11, 1844 in Stravanger, Norway. In 1851, they moved to a farm near Stavanger, Norway. On May 6, 1857, they and five children came to America.

Lundgren joined the WI 15th Infantry, Company A. The men of the company called themselves the "St. Olaf's Rifles." They were also known as the "Sailor Company" because of the large number of seamen in its ranks, and as the "Chicago Company" because so many of its members were residents of that city. His son John Lundgren also joined the WI 15th. The army listed him as living in Winneshiek County, IA, age 45, and married. He enlisted for three years on September 30, 1861, and mustered on November 15, 1861 at Madison, WI as a Private (Menig). He was assigned to WI 15th Infantry Company D, but was transferred to Company A on May 3, 1862. He was left sick at Humboldt, TN on July 4, 1862. Lundren was sick in Iuka, MS on August 21, 1862. He was then sick in the hospital at Lebanon, KY on October 27, 1862; sick in Nashville on November 11, 1863; and sick in Quincy, IL on November 28, 1863. Lundgren was declared unfit for further service and was discharged in Nashville on January 20, 1864.

After the war, Lundgren and his wife moved to Saugatuck, Allegan County, MI. His son, John, also lived in Saugatuck. Herman died on April 26, 1874 and is buried in Riverside Cemetery in Saugatuck. Sarah returned to Chicago in 1882 and died there of dropsy on April 14, 1888. She is also buried in Riverside.


Sources: Series 1200: Records of Civil War Regiments, 1861-1900, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, boxes 76-6, 78-3; Regimental muster and descriptive rolls, 1861-1865, Wisconsin; Adjutant General’s Office, vol.20, p.20, 62; Det Femtende Regiment, Wisconsin Frivillige [The Fifteenth Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteers], Ole A. Buslett (Decorah, Iowa, 1894), p.361; Oberst Heg og hans gutter, Waldemar Ager, 1916, Fremad Pub. Co., Eau Claire, WI, ppages 293, 302; ; Rogaland fylke, Skåre i Torvastad, Ministerialbok nr. A 11 (1857-1866), Inn- og utflyttede [In and out migration] 1857, side 228; Civil War Pension Index, Roll #T288_291; Headstones Provided for Deceased Union Civil War Veterans; findagrave.com; Norway, Select Marriages, FHL Film #307145, Ref ID: Vol 15.

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