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Ole Sorenson

15th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry
The Scandinavian Regiment

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Name at Enlist

Ole Sorenson

Birth Name

ca. 1817 – 24 Oct 1862

Birth Place


Birth Country


Resident of Muster-In

Waupun, Fond du Lac County, WI

Company at Enlistment


Rank at Enlistment


Muster Date

8 Dec 1861

Cause of Death


Death Location

U. S. general hospital at Danville, Boyle County, KY


Mary Sorenson

Ole Sorenson 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, WI

The army listed him as living in Waupun, Fond du Lac County, WI, born in Kristiania (now Oslo), Norway, age 44, and married. His wife was Mary Sorenson. He enlisted for three years on October 23, 1861 at Waupun, and mustered at Madison, WI, on December 8, 1861 as a Private (Menig). He was missing and believed to have been taken prisoner during a skirmish near Lancaster, TN on August 15, 1862. He died of disease in the U. S. general hospital at Danville, KY on October 24, 1862.

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; DGA; Nordmaendene i Amerika, Martin Ulvestad, 1907, History Book Co., Minneapolis, MN, p.333; Oberst Heg og hans gutter, Waldemar Ager, 1916, Fremad Pub. Co., Eau Claire, WI, p.302; Civil War Pension Index, Roll #T288_444.