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Lars S. Slateen

15th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry
The Scandinavian Regiment

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Name at Enlist

Lars S. Slateen

Birth Name
Other Names

Slatum, Slettum, Stalien, Stalim


ca. 1843 – 12 Nov 1918

Birth Country


Resident of Muster-In

Decorah, Winneshiek County, IA

Company at Enlistment


Rank at Enlistment


Muster Date

11 Feb 1862

Burial Location

State Home Cemetery in Hot Springs, SD, lot 18, grave 57

Lars S. Slateem was born in 1843 in 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 Decorah, Winneshiek County, IA, age 19, and unmarried. He enlisted for three years on January 25, 1862 at Decorah and mustered in Madison, WI on February 11, 1862 as a Private (Menig). Slateem was left behind sick in Iuka, MS on August 20, 1862 and became unfit for service and was discharged for disability at Jackson, TN on October 9, 1862. He enlisted again on March 30, 1864 for G Company of the IA 12th Infantry using the name “Lars L Stalim”. He mustered on April 28, 1864 as a Private and mustered out on January 20, 1866 at Memphis, TN.

After the war, he was granted a pension of $24.99 per month. On November 12, 1918, he died at the age of 75 and was buried at the State Home Cemetery in Hot Springs, SD, lot 18, grave 57. Grave marker shows his unit as G Company of the IA 12th Infantry.

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; ISW-II p531; Det Femtende Regiment, Wisconsin Frivillige [The Fifteenth Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteers], Ole A. Buslett (Decorah, Iowa, 1894), p.643; DGA; Oberst Heg og hans gutter, Waldemar Ager, 1916, Fremad Publ Co., Eau Claire, WI, p.319; Nordmaendene i Amerika, Martin Ulvestad, 1907, History Book Co., Minneapolis, MN, p.329; SDSHS, WPA Veterans Graves Registration, Fall River County.