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Aslak Torgerson

15th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry
The Scandinavian Regiment

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Name at Enlist

Aslak Torgerson

Birth Name

ca. 1818 – 17 Mar 1864

Birth Country


Company at Enlistment


Rank at Enlistment


Cause of Death


Death Location

Camp Randall Post Hospital, Madison, WI

Burial Location

Madison, Dane County, WI

Aslak Torgerson was born in Norway. He joined the WI 15th Infantry, Company H. His residence is not shown at the time he joined as a Private (Menig). The army listed him as age 44 and a farmer with gray eyes, blond hair, light complexion,and  5’11”. He died of pneumonia at Camp Randall Post Hospital in Madison, WI on March 17, 1864. He was buried in Madison, WI.

Sources: WHS Regimental muster and descriptive rolls, 1861-1865, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office; Det Femtende Regiment, Wisconsin Frivillige [The Fifteenth Regiment Wisconsin Volunteers], Ole A. Buslett (Decorah, IA, 1894), p.848; Nordmaendene i Amerika, Martin Ulvestad, 1907, History Book Co., Minneapolis, MN, p.337.