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Bernt Sander

15th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry
The Scandinavian Regiment

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Name at Enlist

Bernt Sander

Birth Name
Other Names



ca. 1826 – 31 Jul 1862

Resident of Muster-In

Winneshiek County, IA

Company at Enlistment


Rank at Enlistment


Muster Date

11 Feb 1862

Cause of Death


Death Location

Jacinto, Tishomingo County, MS

Burial Location

National Cemetery at Corinth, Alcorn County, MS

Bernt Sander joined the WI 15th Infantry, Company K. The company called itself “Clausen’s Guards” in honor of the 15th’s first Chaplain, Claus L. Clausen. Most of the company was recruited from Scandinavian communities in MN and IA, with the rest from WI.

The army listed him as living in Winneshiek County, IA, age 35, and unmarried. He enlisted for three years on January 6, 1862 in Winneshiek County and mustered at Madison, WI on February 11, 1862 as a Corporal (Korporal). He was left behind sick at Mississippi River Island No. 10 on June 11, 1862. Sander died of disease in regimental hospital at Jacinto, MS on July 31, 1862. He was buried in National Cemetery at Corinth, MS.

Sources: WHS Regimental muster and descriptive rolls, 1861-1865, Wisconsin. Adjutant General’s Office, vol.20, p.140; Det Femtende Regiment, Wisconsin Frivillige [The Fifteenth Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteers], Ole A. Buslett (Decorah, Iowa, 1894), p.641; Nordmaendene i Amerika, Martin Ulvestad, 1907, History Book Co., Minneapolis, MN, p.265; Oberst Heg og hans gutter, Waldemar Ager, 1916, Fremad Pub. Co., Eau Claire, WI, p.319.