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Asbjorn Torgerson

15th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry
The Scandinavian Regiment

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Name at Enlist

Asbjorn Torgerson

Birth Name

ca. 1832 –

Resident of Muster-In

Spring Valley, Rock County, WI

Company at Enlistment


Rank at Enlistment


Muster Date

26 Feb 1862

Asbjorn Torgerson joined the WI 15th Infantry, Company H. The army listed him as living in Spring Valley, Rock County, WI, age 29, and unmarried. He enlisted for three years on February 22, 1862 at La Crosse, WI and mustered at Madison, WI on February 26, 1862 as a Private (Menig). He was sick in Bowling Green, KY on September 17, 1862 and sent to the Pioneer Corps from November 26 to December 24, 1862. He was at the Chattanooga waterworks in 1862 and again on September 14, 1864. On February 13, 1865, he mustered out with Company H at Chattanooga, TN.

Sources: Series 1200: Records of Civil War Regiments, 1861-1900, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office box 76-10; Regimental muster and descriptive rolls, 1861-1865, Wisconsin; Adjutant General’s Office, vol.20, p.120; Det Femtende Regiment, Wisconsin Frivillige [The Fifteenth Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteers] by Ole A. Buslett (Decorah, Iowa, 1894), p.577; Obert Heg og hans gutter, Waldemar Ager, 1916, Fremad Pub. Co., Eau Claire, WI, p.311; Nordmaendene i Amerika, Martin Ulbestad, 1907, History Book Co., Minneapolis, MN, p.337; Headstones Provided for Deceased Union Civil War Veterans, 1879-1903.