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Lars Stianson

15th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry
The Scandinavian Regiment

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Name at Enlist

Lars Stianson

Birth Name
Other Names



ca. 1834 – 9 Nov 1862

Resident of Muster-In

Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, WI

Company at Enlistment


Rank at Enlistment


Muster Date

2 Dec 1861

Cause of Death


Death Location

Louisville, Jefferson County, KY

Burial Location

Cave Hill National Cemetery, Louisville; area 2, section 13, grave 10

Lars Stianson joined the 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 Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, WI, age 27, and unmarried. He enlisted for three years on October 19, 1861 at Milwaukee and mustered at Madison, WI on December 2, 1861 as a Private (Menig). He was sick in Bowling Green, KY on September 17, 1862. He died of disease in Louisville, KY on November 9, 1862. He was buried in Cave Hill National Cemetery, Louisville; area 2, section 13, grave 10.

Sources: Series 1200: Records of Civil War Regiments, 1861-1900, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, boxes 76-5, 77-8; 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.430; Nordmaendene i Amerika, Martin Ulvestad, 1907, History Book Co., Minneapolis, MN, p.330; Oberst Heg og hans gutter, Waldemar Ager, 1916, Fremad Pub. Co., Eau Claire, WI, p.300.