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|Name at Enlist|
ca. 1845 –
|Resident of Muster-In|
Cast Iron, East Troy, Walworth County, WI
|Company at Enlistment|
|Rank at Enlistment|
17 Feb 1864
Anders Pederson joined the WI 15th Infantry, Company H. The men of the company called themselves “Heg’s Rifles” in honor of the 15th commander, Colonel Hans C. Heg. They were also known as the “Voss Company” because of a large number of them who were from the Voss region of Norway.
The army listed him as living in Cast Iron, East Troy, Walworth County, WI, born in Norway, age 18, and a farmer. He had brown eyes, sandy hair, light complexion, and stood 5’6½”. Pederson enlisted for three years on February 3, 1864 at Madison, WI, and mustered there on February 17, 1864 as a Private (Menig). He joined Company H at Strawberry Plains, VA on March 31, 1864. On August 17, 1864, he was sick in the Division hospital and then sent to hospital on October 4, 1864. He was heard from at Nashville, TN. He was temporarily assigned to the WI 24th Infantry on February 13, 1865 and then transferred to I Company of the WI 13th Infantry on June 10, 1865. Pederson mustered out on July 29, 1865 at Prairie du Chien, WI.
Sources: Series 1200: Records of Civil War Regiments, 1861-1900, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, box 76-13; Regimental muster and descriptive rolls, 1861-1865, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, vol. 20, p. 118; Det Femtende Regiment, Wisconsin Frivillige [The Fifteenth Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteers], Ole A. Buslett (Decorah, Iowa, 1894), p. 571 (photo); Oberst Heg og hans gutter, Waldemar Ager, 1916, Fremad Pub. Co., Eau Claire, WI, p. 279 (photo), p. 310.