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Knud Torrison

15th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry
The Scandinavian Regiment

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Name at Enlist

Knud Torrison

Birth Name
Other Names

Thoreson; Knut Torrisen Dovre


ca. 1824 –

Resident of Muster-In

Manitowoc County, WI

Company at Enlistment


Rank at Enlistment


Muster Date

14 Jan 1862



Spouse Lived


Knud Torrison joined the WI 15th Infantry, Company F. The men of the company called themselves “KK’s Protectors” in honor of the 15th’s first Lieutenant Colonel, Kiler K. Jones. “F” was also known as the Valdres Company because a large number of its members hailed from the Valdres region of Norway.

The army listed him as living in Manitowoc County, WI, age 37, and married.  His wife’s name was Sarah. He was working as a farmer. He enlisted for three years on November 5, 1861 at Manitowoc, WI and mustered at Madison, WI on January 13, 1862 as a Wagonmaster. He was designated Sergeant (Sersjant) on January 14, 1862. He was left behind sick in Bowling Green, KY on September 17, 1862. On February 25, 1863, he was in Evansville, IN, and he was demoted and reduced to Private (Menig). By mid-October 1864, he was reported to be in Manitowoc, WI. It was said he was discharged; there is no record of his being mustered out.

Sources: Series 1200: Records of Civil War Regiments, 1861-1900, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, boxes 76-8, 77-2; Regimental Muster and Descriptive Rolls, 1861-1865, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, vol.20, p.92; Ole A. Buslett, Det Femtende Regiment, Wisconsin Frivillige [The Fifteenth Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteers] (Decorah, Iowa, 1894), p.521; 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.308; 1860 Census.