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Carl Syverson

15th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry
The Scandinavian Regiment

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Name at Enlist

Carl Syverson

Birth Name
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ca. 1832 – 1927

Birth Country


Resident of Muster-In

Cambridge, Dane County, WI

Company at Enlistment


Rank at Enlistment


Muster Date

26 Nov 1861

Burial Location

Zion Cemetery, Rock Dell, Olmsted, MN





Spouse Lived

Oct 1833-

Carl Syverson joined the WI 15th Infantry, Company B. The men of the company called themselves the “Wergeland Guards” in honor of Henrik Wergeland, the famous Norwegian writer and poet.

The army listed him as living in Cambridge, Dane County, WI, born in Norway, age 29, unmarried, and a laborer. He had blue eyes, light hair, light complexion, and stood 5’8”. He enlisted for three years on November 20, 1861 at Madison, WI and mustered there on November 26, 1861 as a Private (Menig). He was sick several times: in Humboldt, TN; Nashville, TN on December 8-9, 1862; Louisville, Kentucky near the end of December 1862. On October 6, 1863, he was transferred to Veteran Reserve Corps at St. Louis, MO. He was discharged from the service from Company A, 8th Regiment, Veteran Reserve Corps on November 25, 1864 in Chicago, IL at the expiration of his term of service.

By 1870, Carl was married to Guri (born in Norway, immigrated in 1846). He worked as a farmer and they lived in Rock Dell, Olmsted County, MN. They had three children: Louisa (1858), Martin (1860), and Gustav (1870).

Sources: Series 1200: Records of Civil War Regiments, 1861-1900, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, box 76-4; Regimental muster and descriptive rolls, 1861-1865, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, vol.20, p.36; Det Femtende Regiment, Wisconsin Frivillige [The Fifteenth Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteers] by Ole A. Buslett (Decorah, Iowa, 1894), p.399; Nordmaendene i Amerika, Martin Ulvestad, 1907, History Book Co., Minneapolis, MN, p.328; Oberst Heg og hans gutter, Waldemar Ager, 1916, Fremad Pub. Co., Eau Claire, WI, p.297; 1870 Census, Roll: T132_8, Page: 912, Image: 559, Family History Library Film: 830428; 1900 Census, Roll: 779, Page: 4B, Enumeration District: 0120, FHL microfilm: 1240779;