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Ole Olson

15th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry
The Scandinavian Regiment

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Name at Enlist

Ole Olson

Birth Name
Other Names

Ole Olson Hoiseth


ca. 1836 – 28 Sep 1862

Resident of Muster-In

Mt. Horeb, Dane County, WI

Company at Enlistment


Rank at Enlistment


Muster Date

18 Dec 1861

Cause of Death


Death Location

U. S. General Hospital in Jackson, TN

Burial Location

National Cemetery at Corinth, MS

Ole Olson joined the WI 15th Infantry, Company D. The men of the company called themselves the “Norway Wolf Hunters.” They were also known as the “Waupun Company” because so many of its members were from Waupun.

The army listed him as living in Mt. Horeb, Dane County, WI, age 25, and unmarried. He enlisted for three years on December 15, 1861 at Mt. Horeb, Springdale Township, and mustered at Madison, WI on December 18, 1861 as a Private (Menig). Olson was left behind in the hospital at Iuka, MS on August 20, 1862. He died of disease on September 28, 1862 at U.S. General Hospital in Jackson, TN. He was buried in National Cemetery at Corinth, MS.

Sources: Series 1200: Records of Civil War Regiments, 1861-1900, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, boxes 76-6, 77-8, 78-3; Regimental muster and descriptive rolls, 1861-1865, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, vol.20, p.62; Det Femtende Regiment, Wisconsin Frivillige [The Fifteenth Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteers], Ole A. Buslett (Decorah, Iowa, 1894), p.454; Oberst Heg og hans gutter, Waldemar Ager, 1916, Fremad Pub. Co., Eau Claire, WI, p.302.