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Ole Rundberg

15th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry
The Scandinavian Regiment

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Name at Enlist

Ole Rundberg

Birth Name
Other Names

Olson Runberg


ca. 1818 – 4 Oct 1862

Resident of Muster-In

Manitowoc County, WI

Company at Enlistment


Rank at Enlistment


Muster Date

12 Dec 1861

Cause of Death


Death Location

Louisville, Jefferson County, KY

Burial Location

Cave Hill National Cemetery in Louisville; section B, grave 1176



Ole Rundberg joined the WI 15th Infantry, Company F as a Private (Menig). The men of the company called themselves “KK’s Protectors” in honor of the 15th’s first Lieutenant Colonel, Kiler K. Jones. “F” was also known as the Valdres Company because a large number of its members hailed from the Valdres region of Norway. The army listed him as living in Manitowoc County, WI. He died of disease in Louisville, KY, and is buried at the Cave Hill Cemetery, section B, grave 1176.


Sources:  Regimental Muster and Descriptive Rolls, 1861-1865, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, vol 20, p 90; Det Femtende Regiment. Wisconsin Frivillige [The Fifteenth Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteers], Ole A. Buslett, Decorah, IA, 1894, p 517; Nordmændene 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. 308; Civil War Pension Record, Roll #T288_407.