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Ole Storland

15th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry
The Scandinavian Regiment

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Name at Enlist

Ole Storland

Birth Name

ca. 1842 –

Resident of Muster-In

Madison, Dane County (or Ridgeway, Iowa County), WI

Company at Enlistment


2nd Company


Rank at Enlistment


Muster Date

6 Jan 1862



Spouse Lived


Ole Storland 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 Madison, Dane County (or Ridgeway, Iowa County), WI, age 19, and unmarried. He enlisted for three years on December 29, 1861 at Madison and mustered there on January 6, 1862 as a Private (Menig). He transferred at Mississippi River Island No. 10 on orders from Colonel Hans C. Heg, to the WI 15th Infantry Company E on May 1, 1862. He served as escort with the provision transport from Stevenson, AL on October 13, 1863. On July 18, 1864, he was absent because of illness and mustered out with Company E on December 20, 1864.

After the war, he was living with his wife, Anna, and children in Alden, Polk County, WI. Their children were: Iver (1868), Hans (1869), Peder (1871), Ingeborg (1873), and Juditta (1875).

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.78; Det Femtende Regiment, Wisconsin Frivillige [The Fifteenth Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteers], Ole A. Buslett (Decorah, Iowa, 1894),  p.430; Oberst Heg og hans gutter, Waldemar Ager, 1916, Fremad Pub. Co., Eau Claire, WI, p.300, 306; Nordmaendene i Amerika, Martin Ulvestad, 1907, History Book Co., Minneapolis, MN, p.331; Payroll muster rolls of WI 15th Co E, saved by Captain T. A. Rossing; 1880 Census, Roll: 1442, Family History Film: 1255442, Page: 361D, Enumeration District: 208.