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Peter E. Stangeland

15th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry
The Scandinavian Regiment

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Name at Enlist

Peter E. Stangeland

Birth Name

ca. 1818 –

Resident of Muster-In

Norway Township, Racine County, WI

Company at Enlistment


Rank at Enlistment


Muster Date

2 Dec 1861

Burial Location

Norway Cemetery, Norway, Racine County, WI

Peter E. Stangeland joined 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 Norway Township, Racine County, WI, age 43, and married. He enlisted for three years on November 4, 1861 at Waterford, WI, and mustered at Madison, WI, on December 2, 1861 as a Private (Menig). He was wounded at Chickamauga, GA, on September 19, 1863. He was wounded at Resaca, GA on May 14, 1864. Stangeland mustered out with Company C on January 1, 1865 at Chattanooga, TN.

Sources: Series 1200: Records of Civil War Regiments, 1861-1900, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, box 76-5; 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.429; Oberst Heg og hans gutter, Waldemar Ager, 1916, Fremad Pub. Co., Eau Claire, WI, p.300; Nordmaendene i Amerika, Martin Ulvestad, 1907, History Book Co., Minneapolis, MN, p.330;