Haakon  Nielson

Haakon Nielson

15th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry

The Scandinavian Regiment

Name at Enlist Haakon Nielson
Birth Name
Lived ca. 1836 - 9 Jun 1862
Residence at Muster-In Madison, Dane County, WI
Company at Enlistment G
Rank at Enlistment Private
Muster Date 16 Jan 1862
Cause of Death Typhoid fever
Death Location hospital at Mississippi River Island No. 10
Burial Location Mississippi River National Cemetery at Memphis, TN

Haakon Nielson 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 Madison, Dane County, WI, age 25, and unmarried. He enlisted for three years on January 16, J1862 at Madison and mustered there as a Private (Menig). Nielson died of typhoid fever in a hospital at Mississippi River Island No. 10 on June 9, 1862. He was buried in Mississippi River National Cemetery at Memphis, TN.


Sources: Series 1200: Records of Civil War Regiments, 1861-1900, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, boxes 76-9, 77-3; 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.540; Nordmaendene i Amerika, Martin Ulvestad, 1907, History Book Co., Minneapolis, MN, p.313.

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