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Andrew T. Thompson

15th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry
The Scandinavian Regiment

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Name at Enlist

Andrew T. Thompson

Birth Name
Other Names

Andreas Tommesen


ca. 1839 – 22 May 1862

Resident of Muster-In

Deerfield, Dane County, WI

Company at Enlistment


Rank at Enlistment


Muster Date

13 Feb 1862

Cause of Death


Death Location

Mississippi River Island No. 10

Burial Location

Mississippi River National Cemetery near Memphis, TN

Andrew T. Thompson joined the WI 15th Infantry, Company H. The men of the company called themselves “Heg’s Rifles” in honor of the 15th commander, Colonel Hans C. Heg. They were also known as the “Voss Company” because of a large number of them who were from the Voss region of Norway.

The army listed him as living in Deerfield, Dane County, WI, age 22, and unmarried. He enlisted for three years on November 15, 1861 at Madison, WI and mustered there on February 13, 1862 as a Sergeant (Sersjant). He died of disease in a hospital at Mississippi River Island No. 10 on May 22, 1862. He was buried in Mississippi River National Cemetery near Memphis, TN.

Sources: Series 1200: Records of Civil War Regiments, 1861-1900, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, 76-10, 77-3; Regimental Muster and Descriptive Rolls, 1861-1865, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, vol.20, p.112; Det Femtende Regiment. Wisconsin Frivillige, p.575; Martin Ulvestad, Nordmaendene i Amerika, 1907, History Book Co., Minneapolis, MN, p.261; Oberst Heg og hans gutter, Waldemar Ager, 1916, Fremad Pub. Co., Eau Claire, WI, p.311.