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Christian Petersen

15th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry
The Scandinavian Regiment

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Name at Enlist

Christian Petersen

Birth Name

26 Oct 1841 – 15 Feb 1920

Resident of Muster-In

Raymond, Racine County, WI

Company at Enlistment


Rank at Enlistment


Muster Date

2 Dec 1861

Burial Location

Raymond Seventh-day Adventist Cemetery, Raymond, Racine County, WI



Spouse Lived

15 Jun 1858- 6 Apr 1912

Christian Petersen was born on October 26, 1841. He joined the WI 15th Infantry, Company C. The men of the company called themselves the “Norway Bear Hunters,” but they were also known as the Color Company because the regimental Color Guard was attached to their company.

The army listed him as living in Raymond, Racine County, WI, age 18, and unmarried. He enlisted for three years on November 4, 1861 at Waterford, WI, and mustered at Madison, WI on December 2, 1861 as a Private (Menig). Petersen was sick at Mississippi River Island No. 10 on June 11, 1862 and left behind at Corinth, MS on June 21, 1862 because of illness. He was discharged from the service for disability in Cincinnati, OH on October 11, 1862.

After the war, he married Mary. He died on February 15, 1920. He is buried in Raymond Seventh-day Adventist Cemetery, Raymond, Racine County, WI.

Sources: Series 1200: Records of Civil War Regiments, 1861-1900, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, box 76-5; Regimental muster and descriptive rolls, 1861-1865, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, vol.20, p.48; Det Femtende Regiment, Wisconsin Frivillige [The Fifteenth Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteers], Ole A. Buslett (Decorah, Iowa, 1894), p.427; Oberst Heg og hans gutter, Waldemar Ager, 1916, Fremad Pub. Co., Eau Claire, WI, p.299;