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Sever Severson

15th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry
The Scandinavian Regiment

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Name at Enlist

Sever Severson

Birth Name
Other Names

Syvert Syvertson


ca. 1833 – 1917

Birth Country


Resident of Muster-In

Jackson, La Crosse County, WI

Company at Enlistment


Rank at Enlistment


Muster Date

5 Jan 1864

Burial Location

Trump Coulee Cemetery, Jackson County, WI



Spouse Lived


Sever Severson joined the WI 15th Infantry, Company B. The men of the company called themselves the “Wergeland Guards” in honor of Henrik Wergeland, the famous Norwegian writer and poet.

The army listed him as living in Jackson, La Crosse County, WI, born in Norway, age 30, and a farmer. He had gray eyes, brown hair, dark complexion, and stood 5’8”. He enlisted for three years on January 5, 1864 at La Crosse, WI and mustered there the same day as a Private (Menig) and Recruit. Came to the 15th Regiment in Knoxville, TN on February 19, 1865. He was wounded at New Hope Church (?) and wounded at Resaca on May 14, 1865. On December 1, 1864, he transferred to Company H, assigned temporarily to the 24th Infantry. and transferred to I Company of the 13th Infantry on June 10, 1865. He mustered out November 24, 1865 at San Antonio, TX.

Sources: Series 1200: Records of Civil War Regiments, 1861-1900, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, box 76-13; Regimental muster and descriptive rolls, 1861-1865, Wisconsin; Adjutant General’s Office, vol.18, p.184; vol.20, p.36; Det Femtende Regiment, Wisconsin Frivillige [The Fifteenth Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteers], Ole A. Buslett (Decorah, Iowa, 1894), p.399; Oberst Heg og hans gutter, Waldemar Ager, 1916, Fremad Pub. Co., Eau Claire, WI, p.297;  1905 Wisconsin State Census, pg.3;