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Ole Sorenson

15th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry
The Scandinavian Regiment

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Name at EnlistOle Sorenson
Birth Name
Livedca. 1817 - 24 Oct 1862
Birth PlaceOslo
Birth CountryNorway
Resident of Muster-InWaupun, Fond du Lac County, WI
Company at EnlistmentD
Rank at EnlistmentPrivate
Muster Date8 Dec 1861
Cause of DeathDisease
Death LocationU. S. general hospital at Danville, Boyle County, KY
SpouseMary 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.