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Lars Tomaset

15th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry
The Scandinavian Regiment

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Name at Enlist

Lars Tomaset

Birth Name
Other Names

Tommaset; Thomaseth


ca. 1828 – 11 Sep 1862

Resident of Muster-In

Moscow, Iowa County, WI

Company at Enlistment


Rank at Enlistment


Muster Date

1 Jan 1862

Cause of Death

Chronic diarrhea

Death Location

Jackson, Madison County, TN

Burial Location

National Cemetery at Corinth, Alcorn County, MS


Olia Jacobson

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

The army listed him as living in Moscow, Iowa County, WI, age 33, and married. His wife’s name was Olia. He enlisted for three years on December 16, 1861 in Iowa County and mustered January 1, 1862 at Madison, WI as a Private (Menig). He was sick in hospital at Iuka, MS on August 26, 1862 and died in hospital at Jackson, TN on September 11, 1862 of chronic diarrhea. He was buried in National Cemetery at Corinth, MS.

Sources: Series 1200: Records of Civil War Regiments, 1861-1900, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, box 77-8; Regimental Muster and Descriptive Rolls, 1861-1865, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, vol.20, p.78; Payroll muster rolls of WI 15th Co E, saved by Captain T. A. Rossing; Martin Ulvestad, Nordmændene i Amerika, 1907, History Book Co., Minneapolis, MN, p.334; Ole A. Buslett, Det Femtende Regiment, Wisconsin Frivillige [The Fifteenth Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteers] (Decorah, Iowa, 1894), p.494; Oberst Heg og Hans gutter, Waldemar Ager, 1916, Fremad Pub. Co., Eau Claire, WI, p.278, photo, p306; 1890 Veterans Schedules, Roll: 113, Page: 1, Enumeration District: 43.