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Knud Thorson

15th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry
The Scandinavian Regiment

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Name at Enlist

Knud Thorson

Birth Name
Other Names

Knut Thoreson


ca. 1838 – 1886

Resident of Muster-In

Clinton, Rock County, WI

Company at Enlistment


Rank at Enlistment


Muster Date

13 Dec 1861


Thare Knudson

Knud Thorson joined the WI 15th Infantry, Company G. The men of the company called themselves the “Rock River Rangers.”

The army listed him as living in Clinton, Rock County, WI, age 23, and unmarried. He enlisted for three years on October 21, 1861 at Beloit, WI and mustered at Madison, WI on December 13, 1861 as a Private (Menig). Thorson was discharged from the service from the general hospital in Cincinnati, OH on August 11, 1862 for disability due to disease.

In 1886, his father, Thare Knudson, filed a pension in his name.

Sources: Series 1200: Records of Civil War Regiments, 1861-1900, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, box 76-9; Regimental Muster and Descriptive Rolls, 1861-1865, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, vol.20, p.106; Ole A. Buslett, Det Femtende Regiment, Wisconsin Frivillige [The Fifteenth Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteers] (Decorah, Iowa, 1894), p.545; Martin Ulvestad, Nordmændene i Amerika, 1907, History Book Co., Minneapolis, MN, p.335; Oberst Heg og hans gutter, Waldemar Ager, 1916, Fremad Pub. Co., Eau Claire, WI, p.313; Civil War Pension Index, Roll #T288_472.