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Peter M. Soderberg

15th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry
The Scandinavian Regiment

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Name at Enlist

Peter M. Soderberg

Birth Name

19 Dec 1828 – 25 Dec 1894

Resident of Muster-In

Waterford, Racine County, WI

Company at Enlistment


Rank at Enlistment


Muster Date

28 Jan 1864

Burial Location

Norway Cemetery, Norway, Racine, WI


Mary Elizabeth Johnson

Spouse Lived

17 Jul 1825-20 Nov 1910

Peter M. Soderberg was born on December 19, 1828. He joined the WI 15th Infantry, Company C. The men of the company called themselves the “Norway Bear Hunters,” but they were also known as the Color Company because the regimental Color Guard was attached to their company.

The army listed him as living in Waterford, Racine County, WI, age 35, and married. His wife was Mary Elizabeth Johnson. He enlisted for three years on December 31, 1863 at Waterford and mustered at Madison, WI on January 28, 1864 as a Private (Menig). He joined the Company at Strawberry Plains, VA and transferred to Company 145, 2nd Battery, of the Veterans Reserve Corps on November 22, 1864. He mustered out at Nashville, TN on August 26, 1865. After the war, he worked as a laborer. He was buried at Norway Cemetery, Norway, Racine, WI.

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.20, p.50; Det Femtende Regiment, Wisconsin Frivillige [The Fifteenth Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteers], Ole A. Buslett (Decorah, Iowa, 1894), p.428; Oberst Heg og hans gutter, Waldemar Ager, 1916, Fremad Pub. Co., Eau Claire, WI, p.299; Wisconsin Cemetery Records;; 1880 Census, Roll: 1443, Family History Film: 1255443, Page: 533A, Enumeration District: 170.