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Iver Olson

15th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry
The Scandinavian Regiment

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Iver Olson

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Iver Olson joined the WI 15th Infantry, Company K as a Private (Menig). The company called itself “Clausen’s Guards” in honor of the 15th’s first Chaplain, Claus L. Clausen. Most of the company was recruited from Scandinavian communities in MN and IA, with the rest from WI.

Sources: Freeborn County, Minnesota, Historical Society.