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Elias Pederson

15th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry
The Scandinavian Regiment

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Name at Enlist

Elias Pederson

Birth Name
Other Names



ca. 1843 – 10 Jun 1862

Resident of Muster-In

Portage City, Columbia County, WI

Company at Enlistment


Rank at Enlistment


Muster Date

8 Dec 1861

Cause of Death


Death Location

Portage City, Columbia County, WI

Elias Pederson 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 Portage City, Columbia County, WI, age 18, and unmarried. He enlisted for three years on November 27, 1861 at Portage City, and mustered at Madison, WI on December 8, 1861 as a Private (Menig). Pederson was sick in the hospital at Mound City, IL on April 6, 1862. On June 3, 1862, he was listed as being sick and on furlough. He died while at his home in Portage City on June 10, 1862. The company clerk wrote on the muster roll that there had been no official notice of Pederson’s death, but that a private letter had been received that said so.

Sources: Series 1200: Records of Civil War Regiments, 1861-1900, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office,boxes 76-6, 77-3, 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.