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Enoch J. Reierson

15th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry
The Scandinavian Regiment

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Name at Enlist

Enoch J. Reierson

Birth Name

Enoch Reiersen

Other Names

Enock Reiersen, Enoch I. Reiersen


26 Aug 1829 –

Birth Place

Stavanger, Rogaland fylke

Birth Country


Resident of Muster-In

Chicago, Cook County, IL

Company at Enlistment


Rank at Enlistment


Muster Date

15 Nov 1861


Johanne Johnsdatter


Reier Reiersen

Enock J. Reierson was born in Stavanger, Rogaland, Norway. His parents names were Reier Reiersen and Johanne Johnsdatter. In 1861, he was living at 149 N. Market, Chicago, IL and working as a sailor.

When the army began, Enock joined WI 15th Infantry, Company D. He was married when the war started. The men of the company called themselves the “Norway Wolf Hunters.” They were also known as the “Waupun Company” because so many of its members were from Waupun.

He had brown eyes, brown hair, fair complexion, and stood 5’5”. Rice enlisted for three years on September 30, 1861 at Chicago, and mustered on November 15, 1861 at Madison, WI as a Private (Menig). He was given leave from Camp Randall and while away he suffered a strain that made him unfit for service. He was discharged from the service for disability on February 6, 1862. The muster rolls for the WI 15th Infantry, Company A indicate that he had been transferred there, and he was listed on that company’s roll for a while; then moved to Company C and on to Company D. He was discharged from the service for disability on February 6, 1862 at Camp Randall, Madison, WI.

Sources: Series 1200: Records of Civil War Regiments, 1861-1900, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, box 76-6,15; Regimental muster and descriptive rolls, 1861-1865, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, vol.20, p.20, p 64; Oberst Heg og hans gutter, Waldemar Ager, 1916, Fremad Pub. Co., Eau Claire, WI, p.302; Nordmaendene i Amerika, Martin Ulvestad, 1907, History Book Co., Minneapolis, MN, p.324; 1861 Chicago Directory, p.294;  Domkirken #A9, born and baptised, p. 105,