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|Name at Enlist|
ca. 1835 – 28 Nov 1863
|Resident of Muster-In|
Norway Township, Racine County, WI
|Company at Enlistment|
|Rank at Enlistment|
2 Dec 1861
|Cause of Death|
Chattanooga, Hamilton County, TN
Chattanooga National Cemetery; section D, grave 744
Emanuel Swenson 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 Norway Township, Racine County, WI, born in Norway, age 26, a farmer, and unmarried. He had blue eyes, brown hair, fair complexion, and 5’3”. He enlisted for three years on November 7, 1861 at Waterford, WI, and mustered at Madison, WI on December 2, 1861 as a Private (Menig). He died of chronic diarrhea in hospital in Chattanooga, TN on November 28, 1863 and buried in Chattanooga National Cemetery; section D, grave 744.
Sources: Series 1200: Records of Civil War Regiments, 1861-1900, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, box 77-1; 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] by Ole A. Buslett (Decorah, Iowa, 1894), p.430; Nordmaendene i Amerika, Martin Ulvestad, 1907, History Book Co., Minneapolis, MN, p.332; Oberst Heg og hans gutter, Waldemar Ager, 1916, Fremad Pub. Co., Eau Claire, WI, p.300; 1860 Census, Roll: M653_1427, Page: 786, Image: 404, Family History Library Film: 805427.