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Gudmon Olson

15th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry
The Scandinavian Regiment

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Name at Enlist

Gudmon Olson

Birth Name
Other Names

Gudmund Olson Dalebek


ca. 1822 –

Birth Place

Fron, Gudbrandsdalen

Birth Country


Resident of Muster-In

Manitowoc County, WI

Company at Enlistment


Rank at Enlistment


Muster Date

11 Jan 1862

Gudmon Olson was born at Fron, Gudbrandsdalen, Norway. He joined the WI 15th Infantry, Company F. The men of the company called themselves “KK’s Protectors” in honor of the 15th’s first Lieutenant Colonel, Kiler K. Jones. “F” was also known as the Valdres Company because a large number of its members hailed from the Valdres region of Norway.

The army listed him in living in Manitowoc County, WI, age 39, and married. He enlisted for three years on December 31, 1861 at Manitowoc, WI, and mustered at Madison, WI on January 11, 1862 as a Private (Menig). He was sick in hospital in St. Louis, MO on March 5, 1862, and left sick at Mississippi River Island No. 10 on June 11, 1862. Olson was discharged from the service for disease there on September 9, 1862. After the war, he lived in Liberty, Grant County, WI.

Sources: Series 1200: Records of Civil War Regiments, 1861-1900, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, box 76-8; Regimental muster and descriptive rolls, 1861-1865, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, vol.20, p.90; Det Femtende Regiment, Wisconsin Frivillige [The Fifteenth Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteers], Ole A. Buslett (Decorah, Iowa, 1894), p.513; Oberst Heg og hans gutter, Waldemar Ager, 1916, Fremad Pub. Co., Eau Claire, WI, p.308.