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Amund Pederson

15th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry
The Scandinavian Regiment
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Wisconsin Historical Society, Iconography, ID 31926

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Name at Enlist

Amund Pederson

Birth Name

Amund Pedersen Busberget

Other Names



23 Nov 1842 –

Birth Place

Busberget, Gausdal parish, Oppland fylke

Birth Country


Resident of Muster-In

Martell, Pierce County, WI

Company at Enlistment


Rank at Enlistment


Muster Date

13 Dec 1861


Mari Olsdatter Sønstegård


Peder Bertelsen Busbergbjerget


26 Jul 1849


Karen OlsdatterJahr

Married On

25 Apr 1869

Amund Pederson was born “Amund Pedersen Busbergbjerget” on November 23, 1842 at Busbergbjerget in Gausdal, Oppland fylke, Norway, the son of Peder Bertelsen Busbergbjerget and Mari Olsdatter Sønstegaard. He came to America with his parents and siblings on the Preciosa, which sailed from Drammen, Buskerud on June 2, 1849 and arrived in New York on July 26, 1849. They came to Jefferson County, WI, and moved about 1854 to the town of Martell, Pierce County, WI. Pederson 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 Martell, Pierce County, WI, age 19, and unmarried. He enlisted for three years on November 11, 1861 at Martell, and mustered at Madison, WI on December 13, 1861 as a Private (Menig). He was with the provision transport from Stevenson, AL in October 1863. On January 13, 1865, he mustered out with Company G at Chattanooga, TN. He was married on April 25, 1869 to Karen Olsdatter Jahr and had six children. Some of their names were Peder O. (1870), Melvin (1872), L. Bernhard (1874), and G. Maria (1876).

Sources: Series 1200: Records of Civil War Regiments, 1861-1900, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, box 76-9; Regimental muster and descriptive rolls, 1861-1865, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, vol.20, p.104; Det Femtende Regiment, Wisconsin Frivillige [The Fifteenth Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteers], Ole A. Buslett (Decorah, Iowa, 1894), p.542; Oberst Heg og hans gutter, Waldemar Ager, 1916, Fremad Pub. Co., Eau Claire, WI, p.279, photo, p.313; Nordmaendene i Amerika, Martin Ulvestad, 1907, History Book Co., Minneapolis, MN, p.322; Norwegian Immigrants to the United States. A Biographical Directory, 1825-1850. Volume 4. 1849, Gerhard B. Naeseth and Blaine Hedberg, 2008, Anundsen Publishing Co., Decorah, IA, p. 145, ID 1863; Gausdal parish register #7. born and baptised, p. 36,; 1880 Census, Roll: 1441, Family History Film: 1255441, Page: 115A, Enumeration District: 112.