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William Reeves

15th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry
The Scandinavian Regiment

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Name at Enlist

William Reeves

Birth Name

ca. 1832 –

Resident of Muster-In

Madison, Dane County, WI

Company at Enlistment


Rank at Enlistment


Muster Date

15 Feb 1862

William Reeves 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 Madison, Dane County, WI, age 29, and unmarried. He enlisted for three years on February 15, 1862 at Madison, and mustered there the same day as a Private (Menig). Reeves became unfit for service and was discharged from Mississippi River Island No. 10 on May 22, 1862.

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, IA, 1894), p.427.