Anton  Monsen

Anton Monsen

15th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry

The Scandinavian Regiment

Name at Enlist Anton Monsen
Birth Name
Lived 1831 -
Residence at Muster-In Chicago, Cook County, IL
Company at Enlistment A
Rank at Enlistment Private
Muster Date 1 Jan 1862

Anton Monsen 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 Monsen as living in Chicago, IL, age 30, and unmarried. He enlisted for three years on December 27, 1861 at Chicago. He mustered on January 1, 1862 at Madison, WI as a Private (Menig). On June 11, 1862, he was sick at Mississippi River Island No. 10. He was sick again in the hospital at Lebanon, KY on October 27, 1862 and became unfit for service because of illness. On April 18, 1863, he was discharged from the service for disability at Quincy, IL.


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.20; Det Femtende Regiment, Wisconsin Frivillige [The Fifteenth Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteers]. Ole A. Buslett (Decorah, IA, 1894), p.362; Nordmaendene i Amerika, Martin Ulvestad, 1907, History Book Co., Minneapolis, MN, p.310; Oberst Heg og hans gutter, Waldemar Ager, 1916, Fremad Pub. Co., Eau Claire, WI, p.293.

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