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|Name at Enlist|
ca. 1834 – 9 Nov 1862
|Resident of Muster-In|
Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, WI
|Company at Enlistment|
|Rank at Enlistment|
2 Dec 1861
|Cause of Death|
Louisville, Jefferson County, KY
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.