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Mads Rossum

15th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry
The Scandinavian Regiment

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Name at Enlist

Mads Rossum

Birth Name
Other Names



ca. 1839 – 1864

Birth Place

Nord Fron

Birth Country


Resident of Muster-In

Argyle, Lafayette County, WI

Company at Enlistment


Rank at Enlistment


Muster Date

8 Dec 1861

Mads Rossum was born in 1839 in Nord Fron, Norway. He joined the WI 15th Infantry, Company E. The men of Company E called themselves “Odin’s Rifles.”

The army listed him as living in Argyle, Lafayette County, WI, age 22, and unmarried. He enlisted for three years on November 15, 1861 in Lafayette County. He mustered on December 8, 1861 at Madison, WI as a Private (Menig). Rossum was left sick in hospital at Nashville on November 26 and December 26, 1862. He returned late April. He was left sick again in hospital at Tullahooma, TN on July 1, 1863. At the battle near New Hope Church, GA on May 27, 1864, he was mortally wounded and missing. He was said to have been taken prisoner and died soon after.

Sources: Series 1200: Records of Civil War Regiments, 1861-1900, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, box 76-7; Regimental muster and descriptive rolls, 1861-1865, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, vol.20, p.78; Payroll muster rolls of WI 15th Co E, saved by Captain T. A. Rossing; Det Femtende Regiment, Wisconsin Frivillige [The Fifteenth Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteers], Ole A. Buslett (Decorah, Iowa, 1894), p.491; Nordmaendene i Amerika, Martin Ulvestad, 1907, History Book Co., Minneapolis, MN, p.325; Oberst Heg og hans gutter, Waldemar Ager, 1916, Fremad Pub. Co., Eau Claire, WI, p.305; Lars Gjertveit, Bodo, Norway; Blaine Hedberg, NAGC&NL.