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Ole G. Thompson

15th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry
The Scandinavian Regiment

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Name at Enlist

Ole G. Thompson

Birth Name

ca. 1835 –

Resident of Muster-In

Adams, Green County, WI

Company at Enlistment


Rank at Enlistment


Muster Date

11 Feb 1862

Death Location

Adams, Green County, WI

Ole G. Thompson joined the WI 15th Infantry, Company K. The company called itself “Clausen’s Guards” in honor of the 15th’s first Chaplain, Claus L. Clausen. Most of the company was recruited from Scandinavian communities in MN and IA, with the rest from WI.

The army listed him as living in Adams, Green County, WI, age 26 and unmarried. He enlisted for three years on January 22, 1862 in Green County and mustered at Madison, WI on February 11, 1862 as a Private (Menig). He was sick in Bardstown, KY in July 1862 and in Nashville, TN in December 1862. Thompson was on special guard duty at the prison hospital in Nashville on June 12, 1863. He was with the provisions transport from Stevenson, AL in October 1863. In November 1863, he was sick in Chattanooga, TN. He was sick again in the camp hospital on June 30, 1864. He mustered out with Company K on February 10, 1865 at Chattanooga.

After the war, Thompson filed for a pension as an invalid on November 21, 1890. He was living in Highland, MN in 1893 and was buried in Adams.

Sources: Series 1200: Records of Civil War Regiments, 1861-1900, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, box 76-12; Regimental Muster and Descriptive Rolls, 1861-1865, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, vol.20, p.150; Det Femtende Regiment, Wisconsin Frivillige [The Fifteenth Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteers] by Ole A. Buslett (Decorah, Iowa, 1894), p.645; Oberst Heg og hans gutter, Waldemar Ager, 1916, Fremad Pub. Co., Eau Claire, WI, p.319; Blaine Hedberg, NAGC&NL; Civil War Pension Index, Roll #T288_471.