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Lewis Solberg

15th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry
The Scandinavian Regiment

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Name at Enlist

Lewis Solberg

Birth Name

ca. 1826 –

Resident of Muster-In

Chicago, Cook County, IL

Company at Enlistment


Rank at Enlistment


Muster Date

15 Nov 1861

Lewis Solberg joined the WI 15th Infantry, Company D. The men of the company called themselves the “Norway Wolf Hunters.” They were also known as the “Waupun Company” because so many of its members were from Waupun.

The army listed him as living in Chicago, IL, age 35, and unmarried. He enlisted for three years on September 30, 1861 at Chicago, and mustered at Madison, WI on November 15, 1861 as a Private (Menig). He detached to Company A at Mississippi River Island No. 10 from April 1 to May 1, 1862. Solberg stayed behind with the baggage train in Nashville, TN, on December 6, 1862. On May 9, 1863, he was assigned as clerk in the Brigade commissary. He was sick in Stevenson, AL on August 28, 1863 and transferred to the Veteran Reserve Corps on September 1, 1863.

Sources: Series 1200: Records of Civil War Regiments, 1861-1900, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, boxes 76-6, 78-3; Regimental muster and descriptive rolls, 1861-1865, Wisconsin; Adjutant General’s Office, vol.20, p.64; Det Femtende Regiment, Wisconsin Frivillige [The Fifteenth Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteers], Ole A. Buslett (Decorah, Iowa, 1894), p.457; Nordmaendene i Amerika, Martin Ulvestad, 1907, History Book Co., Minneapolis, MN, p.329; Oberst Heg og hans gutter, Waldemar Ager, 1916, Fremad Pub. Co., Eau Claire, WI, p.302.