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Anfin Thompson

15th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry
The Scandinavian Regiment

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Name at Enlist

Anfin Thompson

Birth Name
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ca. 1832 – ca. 1916

Birth Place


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Resident of Muster-In

Hampden, Columbia County, WI

Company at Enlistment


Rank at Enlistment


Muster Date

13 Feb 1862

Death Location

Hazel Run, Yellow Medicine County, MN



Anfin Thompson was born at Voss, Norway. He 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 Hampden, Columbia County, WI, age 29, and married. He enlisted for three years November 15, 1861 at Leeds, WI and mustered in Madison, WI on February 13, 1862 as a Private (Menig). He ustered out with Company H at Chattanooga, TN on February 13, 1865. He died at Hazel Run, MN some time before 1907.

Sources: Series 1200: Records of Civil War Regiments, 1861-1900, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, box 76-10; Regimental Muster and Descriptive Rolls, 1861-1865, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, vol.20, p.120; Det Femtende Regiment, Wisconsin Frivillige [The Fifteenth Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteers] by Ole A. Buslett (Decorah, Iowa, 1894), p.575; Martin Ulvestad, Nordmaendene i Amerika, 1907, History Book Co., Minneapolis, MN, p.334; Oberst Heg og hans gutter, Waldemar Ager, 1916, Fremad Pub. Co., Eau Claire, WI, p.311; Civil War Pension Index, Roll #T288_470.