Andrew  Luraas

Andrew Luraas

15th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry

The Scandinavian Regiment

Name at Enlist Andrew Luraas
Birth Name
Lived 1843 - 10 Apr 1862
Residence at Muster-In Chicago, Cook County, IL
Company at Enlistment A
Rank at Enlistment Private
Muster Date 15 Nov 1861
Death Location Mound City, Pulaski County, IL
Burial Location Mound City National Cemetery, Mound City, Pulaski County, IL, Plot F, site 4621

Andrew Luraas 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. The army listed him as living in Chicago, IL. He was 18 years of age and unmarried. Luraas enlisted for three years on October 17, 1861 at Chicago, and mustered on November 15, 1861 at Madison, WI as a Private (Menig). He died of disease in a hospital at Mound City, IL on April 10, 1862. He is buried in Mound City National Cemetery, Mound City, Pulaski County, IL, Plot F, site 4621.


Sources: Series 1200: Records of Civil War Regiments, 1861-1900, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, box 76-3; Regimental muster and descriptive rolls, 1861-1865, Wisconsin; Adjutant General’s Office, vol.20, p.18; Det Femtende Regiment, Wisconsin Frivillige [The Fifteenth Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteers], Ole A. Buslett (Decorah, Iowa, 1894), p.362; Nordmaendene i Amerika, Martin Ulvestad, 1907, History Book Co., Minneapolis, MN, p.308; Oberst Heg og hans gutter, Waldemar Ager, 1916, Fremad Pub. Co., Eau Claire, WI, p.293;

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