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Asbjorn Sachariason

15th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry
The Scandinavian Regiment

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Name at Enlist

Asbjorn Sachariason

Birth Name

Asbjørn Zachariasen Lingjerde


8 Mar 1838 – 20 Feb 1904

Birth Place

Luster, Sogn og Fjordane

Birth Country


Resident of Muster-In

Rushford, Fillmore County, MN

Company at Enlistment


Rank at Enlistment


Muster Date

20 Dec 1861

Burial Location

Washington Soldiers Home Cemetery in Orting, WA


Else Andersdatter


Zacharias Asbjornsen

Asbjorn Sachariason was born on March 8, 1838 to Zacharias Asbjornsen and Else Andersdtr in Luster, Sogn Og Fjordane, Norway.

When the Civil War started, he joined the WI 15th Infantry, Company E. The men of the company called themselves “Odin’s Rifles.” The army listed him as living in Rushford, Fillmore County, MN, age 22, and unmarried. He enlisted for three years on December 18, 1861 at La Crosse, WI. His enlistment is credited to La Crosse. He mustered on December 20, 1861 at Madison, WI as a Private (Menig). Sachariason was left sick in hospital at Mississippi River Island No. 10 on June 11, 1862, but returned. He was missing on road between Cave City and Bowling Green, KY on October 31, 1862. He was seriously wounded and taken prisoner in the Battle at Stones River near Murfreesboro, TN on December 30, 1862. He was exchanged and sent to Parole Camp at St. Louis on June 30, 1863. On November 28, 1863, he was in the hospital at Chattanooga, TN and then sick in Nashville, TN on January 31, 1864 and also in Knoxville. He mustered out with Company E in Chattanooga, TN on December 20, 1864.

After the war, he moved to the state of WA. He is buried in the Washington Soldiers Home Cemetery in Orting, WA on February 20, 1904.

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.492; Nordmaendene i Amerika, Martin Ulvestad, 1907, History Book Co., Minneapolis, MN, p.326; Oberst Heg og hans gutter, Waldemar Ager, 1916, Fremad Pub. Co., Eau Claire, WI, p.305; Headstones Provided for Deceased Union Civil War Veterans, 1879-1903; Luster parish register #A5, born and baptised, p. 49,; FHL Film Number 126463; Civil War Pension Records, Roll #T288_410.