|Name at Enlist||Haakon Nielson|
|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.