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Christian Thompson

15th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry
The Scandinavian Regiment

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Name at Enlist

Christian Thompson

Birth Name

ca. 1840 – 1 Jan 1865

Resident of Muster-In

Spring Grove, Houston County, MN

Company at Enlistment


Rank at Enlistment


Muster Date

25 Feb 1862

Cause of Death


Death Location

Andersonville Prison, Macon County, GA

Burial Location

Andersonville National Cemetery, Macon County, GA; grave 12,374

Christian Thompson joined the WI 15th Infantry, Company E. The men of the company called themselves “Odin’s Rifles.”

The army listed him as living in Spring Grove, Houston County, MN and age 21. He enlisted for three years on January 25, 1862 at La Crosse, WI, but the enlistment credited to La Crosse. He mustered on February 25, 1862 at Madison, WI as a Private (Menig). Thompson was sick in hospital at Nashville, TN on November 26, 1862 and on December 26, 1862, he was moved to hospital at Louisville, KY. He was missing after the Battle of Chickamauga, GA on September 20, 1863 and found to have been taken prisoner of war. He died of scorbutus at Andersonville Prison, GA on January 1, 1865. He was buried there in grave 12,374.

Sources: Series 1200: Records of Civil War Regiments, 1861-1900, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, box 76-7; 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] by Ole A. Buslett (Decorah, Iowa, 1894), p.494; GPO,  p.193; Payroll muster rolls of WI 15th Co. E, saved by Captain T. A. Rossing; Oberst Heg og hans gutter, Waldemar Ager, 1916, Fremad Pub. Co., Eau Claire, WI, p.306;  Martin Ulvestad, Nordmændene i Amerika, 1907, History Book Co., Minneapolis, MN, p.334.