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Torger Torgerson

15th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry
The Scandinavian Regiment

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Name at Enlist

Torger Torgerson

Birth Name

ca. 1836 – 24 Sep 1864

Resident of Muster-In

Beloit, Rock County, WI

Company at Enlistment


Rank at Enlistment


Muster Date

13 Dec 1861

Cause of Death


Death Location

Andersonville prison, GA

Burial Location

Andersonville National Cemetery, Macon County, GA; grave 9664

Torger Torgerson joined the WI 15th Infantry, Company G. The army listed him as living in Beloit, Rock County, WI, age 25, and unmarried. He enlisted for three years on September 28, 1861 at Beloit and mustered at Madison, WI on December 13, 1861 as Corporal (Korporal). He was promoted to Sergeant (Sersjant) on June 17, 1863 and was with the provision transport from Stevenson, AL in October 1863. On May 27, 1864, he was taken prisoner at New Hope Church, GA and died of scorbutus (scurvy) in Andersonville prison, GA on September 24, 1864. He was buried in the prison cemetery, grave 9664.

Sources: Series 1200: Records of Civil War Regiments, 1861-1900, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, boxes 76-9; 259-2; Regimental Muster and Descriptive Rolls, 1861-1865, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, vol.20, p.98; Ole A. Buslett, Det Femtende Regiment, Wisconsin Frivillige [The Fifteenth Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteers] (Decorah, Iowa, 1894), p.546; Martin Ulvestad, Nordmændene i Amerika, 1907, History Book Co., Minneapolis, MN, p.261; Oberst Heg og hans gutter, Waldemar Ager, 1916, Fremad Pub. Co., Eau Claire, WI, p.313,