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Anders Torgerson

15th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry
The Scandinavian Regiment

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Name at Enlist

Anders Torgerson

Birth Name

ca. 1843 – 18 May 1862

Resident of Muster-In

Martell, Pierce County, WI

Company at Enlistment


Rank at Enlistment


Muster Date

13 Dec 1861

Cause of Death

disease (febris remitteus)

Death Location

Mississippi River Island No. 10

Burial Location

Mississippi River National Cemetery at Memphis, TN

Anders Torgerson joined the WI 15th Infantry, Company G. The army listed him as living in Martell, Pierce County, WI, age 18, and unmarried. He enlisted for three years on December 5, 1861 at Martell and mustered at Madison, WI on December 13, 1861 as a Private (Menig). He died of disease (febris remitteus) in the hospital at Mississippi River Island No. 10 on May 18, 1862. He was buried in Mississippi River National Cemetery at Memphis, TN.

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.104; Det Femtende Regiment, Wisconsin Frivillige [The Fifteenth Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteers] by Ole A. Buslett (Decorah, Iowa, 1894), p.546; Oberst Heg og hans gutter, Waldemar Ager, 1916, Fredmad Pub. Co., Eau Claire, WI, p.313; Nordmaendene i amerika, Martin Ulvestad, 1907, History Book Co., Minneapolis, MN, p.337.