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Lars Sebjornson

15th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry
The Scandinavian Regiment

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Name at Enlist

Lars Sebjornson

Birth Name
Other Names



23 Jul 1832 – 23 Mar 1890

Birth Place

Rollag, Buskerud

Birth Country


Resident of Muster-In

Manchester Township, Freeborn County, MN

Company at Enlistment


Rank at Enlistment


Muster Date

11 Feb 1862

Death Location

Manchester Township, Freeborn County, MN

Burial Location

Hartland Township, Freeborn County, MN


Gro Larsdatter


Sebjorn Kittelsen


Siri Olsdatter

Married On

3 Nov 1857

Marriage Location

St. Ansgar, Mitchell County, IA

2nd Spouse

Birgith (Betsey) Cath.

2nd Marriage Date

20 Sept 1863

2nd Marriage Location

St. Ansgar, Mitchell County, IA

Lars Sebjornson was born on July 23, 1832 at Nummedal, Norway. He 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 Manchester Township, Freeborn County, MN, age 29, and married. His first marriage was to Siri Olsdater on November 3, 1857. He enlisted for three years on January 18, 1862 in Freeborn County and mustered at Madison, WI on February 11, 1862 as a Private (Menig). Sebjornson was left behind sick at Mississippi River Island No. 10 on June 11, 1862. He became unfit for service and was discharged for disability in Cincinnati, OH on March 11, 1863.

After the war, he remarried to Birgith (Betsey) Cath. on September 20, 1863. They had 2 children: Siber and Seri. He died in Manchester Township on March 23, 1890 and was buried in an old cemetery east of Hartland Township, Freeborn County. The Freeborn County Historical Society cemetery records show a man by this name is buried in United Lutheran Cemetery with dates “23 Jul 1832- 23 Mar 1899”.

Sources: Series 1200: Records of Civil War Regiments, 1861-1900, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, box 76-12; Regimental muster and descriptive rolls, 1861-1865, Wisconsin; Adjutant General’s Office, vol.20, p.148; Det Femtende Regiment, Wisconsin Frivillige [The Fifteenth Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteers], Ole A. Buslett (Decorah, Iowa, 1894), p.642; Oberst Heg og hans gutter, Waldemar Ager, 1916, Fremad Pub. Co., Eau Claire, WI, p.319; Nordmaendene i Amerika, Martin Ulvestad, 1907, History Book Co., Minneapolis, MN, p.327; Norway Digital Archives; 1865 MN Census, MNSC_1, line 49; Civil War Pension Records, Roll #T288_420.