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Aslak Rasmuson

15th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry
The Scandinavian Regiment

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Name at Enlist

Aslak Rasmuson

Birth Name

ca. 1840 – 6 Aug 1862

Resident of Muster-In

Fillmore County, MN

Company at Enlistment


Rank at Enlistment


Muster Date

11 Feb 1862

Cause of Death

Chronic diarrhea

Death Location

General hospital at Jefferson Barracks, St. Louis, MO

Burial Location

Jefferson Barracks, St. Louis, MO; section 10, grave 8

Aslak Rasmuson 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 Fillmore County, MN, age 21, a farner, and unmarried. He had blue eyes, blond hair, fair complexion, and stood 5’10”. He enlisted for three years on February 11, 1862 in Fillmore County and mustered at Madison, WI, the same day (?) as a Private (Menig). Rasmuson was left sick at Mississippi River Island No. 10 on June 11, 1862. He was in the hospital at Farmington, MS, in July 1862. On August 6, 1862, he died of chronic diarrhea at the general hospital at Jefferson Barracks, St. Louis, MO. He was buried there; section 10, grave 8.

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.148; Det Femtende Regiment, Wisconsin Frivillige [The Fifteenth Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteers], Ole A. Buslett (Decorah, IA, 1894), p.640; Nordmaendene i Amerika, Martin Ulvestad, 1907, History Book Co., Minneapolis, MN, p.324; Oberst Heg og hans gutter, Waldemar Ager, 1916, Fremad Pub. Co., Eau Claire, WI, p.319.