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Olson Rundberg

15th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry
The Scandinavian Regiment

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Name at Enlist

Olson Rundberg

Birth Name
Other Names

Olson Runberg, Runberg Olson


ca. 1843 – 26 Feb 1862

Birth Country


Resident of Muster-In

Manitowoc County, WI

Company at Enlistment


Rank at Enlistment


Muster Date

12 Dec 1861

Cause of Death


Death Location

Camp Randall, Madison, WI

Olson Rundberg joined the WI 15th Infantry, Company F. 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, born in Norway, age 18, and unmarried. He had blue eyes, dark hair, light complexion, and stood 5’8”. Rundberg enlisted for three years on October 21, 1861 at Manitowoc, WI, and mustered on December 12, 1861 at Madison, WI as a Private (Menig). He died of disease in hospital in Camp Randall, Madison, WI on February 26, 1862.


Sources: Series 1200: Records of Civil War Regiments, 1861-1900, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, box 76-8, -15; 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.