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Thomas C. Thompson

15th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry
The Scandinavian Regiment

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Name at Enlist

Thomas C. Thompson

Birth Name
Other Names



ca. 1832 – 1892

Resident of Muster-In

Preston, Fillmore County, MN

Company at Enlistment


Rank at Enlistment


Muster Date

20 Dec 1861

Thomas C. 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 Preston, Fillmore County, MN, age 29, and unmarried. His enlistment is credited to La Crosse, WI. He enlisted for three years on November 25, 1861 at La Crosse and mustered on December 20, 1861 at Madison, WI as a Sergeant (Sersjant). He left sick in Nashville, TN on November 26, 1862, and on December 26, 1862. He became unfit for service and was discharged from the service for disability at Nashville, TN on March 23, 1863 by order of Major General Rosecrans.

After the war, he moved to IA. In 1886, he was living in Lake Mills, IA. In 1880, he was living in Mount Valley, Winnebago, IA. He was working as a farmer and had two children: Mary and Edward. He died there in 1892.

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.70; Payroll muster rolls of WI 15th Co E, saved by Captain T. A. Rossing; Ole A. Buslett, Det Femtende Regiment, Wisconsin Frivillige [The Fifteenth Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteers] (Decorah, Iowa, 1894), p.494 photo; Oberst Heg og hans gutter, Waldemar Ager, 1916, Fremad Pub. Co., Eau Claire, WI, p.257 photo, p306; William L Alexander, List of Ex-Soldiers, Sailors and Marines, living in Iowa, Des Moines, IA, 1886, p.705; 1880 Census, Roll: 370, Family History Film: 1254370, Page: 636C, Enumeration District: 231, Image: 0174; 1885 Iowa Census, p.32-33.