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Anfin Sivertsen

15th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry
The Scandinavian Regiment

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Name at Enlist

Anfin Sivertsen

Birth Name
Other Names

Syverson, Sjurson


ca. 1838 –

Birth Country


Resident of Muster-In

Windsor, Dane County, WI

Company at Enlistment


Rank at Enlistment


Muster Date

14 Nov 1861

Anfin Sivertsen 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 Windsor, Dane County, WI, born in Norway, a laborer, age 23, and unmarried. He had blue eyes, light hair, light complexion, and stood 6’7”. He enlisted for three years on November 11, 1861 at Madison, WI, and mustered there on November 14, 1861 as a Private (Menig). He was wounded and taken prisoner at the Battle of Stones River, TN on December 31, 1862. He mustered out on December 2, 1864 at the expiration of his term of service.

Sources: Series 1200: Records of Civil War Regiments, 1861-1900, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, box 76-15; Regimental muster and descriptive rolls, 1861-1865, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, vol.20, p.36; Nordmaendene i Amerika, Martin Ulvestad, 1907, History Book Co., Minneapolis, MN, p.328; Oberst Heg og hans gutter, Waldemar Ager, 1916, Fremad Pub. Co., Eau Claire, WI, p.297; Blaine Hedberg, NAGC&NL.