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Job Tjerans

15th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry
The Scandinavian Regiment

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Name at Enlist

Job Tjerans

Birth Name
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ca. 1842 – 15 May 1863

Resident of Muster-In

Primrose, Dane County, WI

Company at Enlistment


Rank at Enlistment


Muster Date

8 Dec 1861

Cause of Death

Chronic diarrhea

Death Location

General Field Hospital near Murfreesboro, TN

Burial Location

National Cemetery at Stones River, TN; section J, grave 428

Job Tjerans joined the WI 15th infantry, Company E as a Private (Menig). The men of the company called themselves “Odin’s Rifles.”

The army listed him as living in Primrose, Dane County, WI, a farmer, age 19, and unmarried. He had blue eyes, blond hair, fair complexion, and stood 5’6”. He enlisted for three years on November 1, 1861 at Dane County, and mustered on December 8, 1861 at Madison, WI as a Private (Menig).

Tjerans was left sick at Bird’s Point, MO on March 14, 1862 and moved to the hospital at Mound City, IL on March 18, 1862. On June 3, 1862, he was listed as still at Mound City. Later, he was reported to be absent without leave. He was found to be sick at Bowling Green, KY on November 4, 1862. He was then sent to General Field Hospital near Murfreesboro, TN on March 20, 1863. He died there of chronic diarrhea on May 15, 1863. He was buried in the National Cemetery at Stone’s River, TN; section J, grave 428.


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, IA, 1894, p.494; TAR; Nordmændene i Amerika, Martin Ulvestad, 1907, History Book Co., Minneapolis, MN, p.336; Oberst Heg og hans gutter, Waldemar Ager, 1916, Fremad Pub. Co., Eau Claire, WI, p.306.