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Andrew Peterson

15th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry
The Scandinavian Regiment

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Name at Enlist

Andrew Peterson

Birth Name
Other Names



ca. 1841 – 6 Nov 1862

Resident of Muster-In

Fayette, Lafayette County, WI

Company at Enlistment


Rank at Enlistment


Muster Date

1 Jul 1862

Cause of Death


Death Location

Bardstown, Nelson County, Kentucky

Burial Location

National Cemetery at Lebanon, Marion County, KY, section B, grave 53


Mary Peterson

Andrew Peterson joined the WI 15th Infantry, Company E. The men of the company called themselves “Odin’s Rifles.”

The army listed him as living in Fayette, Lafayette County, WI, age 22, and unmarried. He enlisted for three years on December 26, 1861, in Lafayette County and mustered on January 6, 1862, at Madison, WI, as a Private (Menig). He was promoted to Corporal (Korporal) on July 1, 1862. On October 6, 1862, he was left sick in hospital at Bardstown, KY, and died there on November 6, 1862, of pneumonia. Peterson was buried in National Cemetery at Lebanon, Marion County, KY, section B, grave 53. His mother, Mary Peterson, filed a pension March 31, 1879.

Sources: Series 1200: Records of Civil War Regiments, 1861-1900, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, boxes 76-7, 77-8; Regimental muster and descriptive rolls, 1861-1865, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, vol. 20, p. 70; Payroll muster rolls of WI 15th Company E, saved by Captain T. A. Rossing; Det Femtende Regiment, Wisconsin Frivillige [The Fifteenth Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteers], Ole A. Buslett, 1894, Decorah, IA, p. 490; 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. 305; The National Archives at Washington, D.C.; Washington, D.C.; Record Group Title: Records of the Department of Veterans Affairs, 1773 – 2007; Record Group Number: 15; Series Number: T288.