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Narve Pederson

15th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry
The Scandinavian Regiment

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Name at Enlist

Narve Pederson

Birth Name
Other Names



ca. 1838 – 19 Nov 1862

Resident of Muster-In

Freeborn County, MN

Company at Enlistment


Rank at Enlistment


Muster Date

11 Feb 1862

Cause of Death


Death Location

Edgefield Junction, Davidson County, TN

Burial Location

National Cemetery in Nashville, Davidson County, TN

Narve Pederson joined the WI 15th Infantry, Company K. 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.

The army listed him as living in Freeborn County, MN, age 24, and unmarried. He enlisted for three years on January 18, 1862 and mustered at Madison, WI on February 11, 1862. He was designated Corporal (Korporal) on February 1, 1862. On June 11, 1862, he was left sick at Mississippi River Island No. 10; sick in the hospital in Farmington, MS, in July; and sick in Corinth, MS in October. He died of disease in Edgefield Junction on November 19, 1862 and buried in National Cemetery in Nashville, TN.

Sources: Series 1200: Records of Civil War Regiments, 1861-1900, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, boxes 76-12, 77-8; Regimental muster and descriptive rolls, 1861-1865, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, vol.20, p.140; Det Femtende Regiment, Wisconsin Frivillige [The Fifteenth Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteers], Ole A. Buslett (Decorah, Iowa, 1894), p.639; Nordmaendene i Amerika, Martin Ulvestad, 1907, History Book Co., Minneapolis, MN, p.265; Oberst Heg og hans gutter, Waldemar Ager, 1916, Fremad Pub. Co., Eau Claire, WI, p.319; Freeborn County Historical Society, Albert Lea, MN, GAR records.