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Christian Simonson

15th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry
The Scandinavian Regiment

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Name at Enlist

Christian Simonson

Birth Name
Other Names



ca. 1845 –

Birth Country


Resident of Muster-In

Gale, Trempealeau County, WI

Company at Enlistment


Rank at Enlistment


Muster Date

26 Feb 1864

Christian Simonson joined the WI 15th Infantry, Company E. The men of the company called themselves “Odin’s Rifles.”

The army listed him as living in Gale, Trempealeau County, WI, born in Norway, age 18, a farmer, and unmarried. He had blue eyes, light brown hair, fair complexion, and stood 5’6”. He enlisted for three years on February 26, 1864 at La Crosse, WI, but enlistment was credited to La Crosse. He mustered there the same day and is listed as a recruit and a Private (Menig). He joined Company E at Knoxville, TN, transferred to Company H at Whiteside, TN, and was temporarily assigned to the 24th Infantry. On June 11, 1865, he transferred to I Company of the WI 13th. He mustered out at San Antonio, TX, on November 24, 1865.

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.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; Oberst Heg og hans gutter, Waldemar Ager, 1916, Fremad Pub. Co., Eau Claire, WI, p.305.