Peter  Norman

Peter Norman

15th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry

The Scandinavian Regiment

Name at Enlist Peter Norman
Birth Name
Lived ca. 1839 - 22 Nov 1862
Residence at Muster-In Chicago, Cook County, IL
Company at Enlistment A
Rank at Enlistment Private
Muster Date 15 Nov 1861
Cause of Death Disease
Death Location Bowling Green, Warren County, KY
Burial Location Cemetery in Nashville, TN; section N, grave 480

Peter Norman 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, age 22, and unmarried. He enlisted for three years on October 9, 1861 at Chicago. Norman mustered on November 15, 1861 at Madison, WI as a Private (Menig). He died of disease in Bowling Green, KY on November 22, 1862. He was buried in Cemetery in Nashville, TN; section N, grave 480.

 

Sources: Series 1200: Records of Civil War Regiments, 1861-1900, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, boxes 76-3, 77-8; 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, Iowa, 1894), p.363; Nordmaendene i Amerika, Martin Ulvestad, 1907, History Book Co., Minneapolis, MN, p.314; Oberst Heg og hans gutter, Waldemar Ager, 1916, Fremad Pub. Co., Eau Claire, WI, p.293.


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