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William Spickerman

15th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry
The Scandinavian Regiment

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Name at Enlist

William Spickerman

Birth Name
Other Names



ca. 1826 – 21 Nov 1863

Resident of Muster-In

Manitowoc County, WI

Company at Enlistment


Rank at Enlistment


Muster Date

12 Dec 1861

Cause of Death


Death Location

general hospital at Nashville, Davidson County, TN

Burial Location

National Cemetery at Nashville, TN; section D, grave 398

William Spickerman joined the WI 15th Infantry, Company F. The men of the company called themselves “KK’s Protectors” in honor of the 15th’s first Lieutenant Colonel, Kiler K. Jones. “F” was also known as the Valdres Company because a large number of its members hailed from the Valdres region of Norway.

The army listed him as living in Manitowoc County, WI, age 35, and married. He enlisted for three years on November 8, 1861 at Manitowoc, WI, and mustered at Madison, WI on December 12, 1861 as a Private (Menig). Spickerman was sick and left behind with the commissary supply train in December 1862. He served as wagoner in June 1863. In September 1863, he was sick in camp hospital at Chattanooga, TN and died of disease in general hospital at Nashville, TN on November 21, 1863. He was buried in National Cemetery at Nashville, TN; section D, grave 398.

Sources: Series 1200: Records of Civil War Regiments, 1861-1900, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, box 76-8; Regimental muster and descriptive rolls, 1861-1865, Wisconsin; Adjutant General’s Office, vol.20, p.92; Det Femtende Regiment, Wisconsin Frivillige [The Fifteenth Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteers], Ole A. Buslett (Decorah, Iowa, 1894), p.518; Oberst Heg og hans gutter, Waldemar Ager, 1916, Fremad Pub. Co., Eau Claire, WI, p.308; General’s Office, vol.20, p.134.