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Ole E. Troan

15th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry
The Scandinavian Regiment
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Wisconsin Historical Society, Iconography, ID 87552

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Name at Enlist

Ole E. Troan

Birth Name

ca. 1844 – 24 Mar 1893

Resident of Muster-In

Madison, Dane County, WI

Company at Enlistment


Rank at Enlistment


Muster Date

16 Nov 1861

Cause of Death

Heart attack

Death Location

Soldiers Home in Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, WI

Burial Location

Wood National Cemetery, Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, WI

Ole E. Troan joined the WI 15th Infantry, Company I. The men of the company called themselves the “Scandinavian Mountaineers” but were also known as the “Waupaca Company” because so many of them were living in that WI county when they enlisted.

The army listed him as living in Madison, Dane County, WI, age 17, and unmarried. He enlisted for three years on September 27, 1861 at Madison and mustered there on November 16, 1861 as a Private (Menig). He was detached and assigned to the 6th Ohio Battery on October 28, 1863. At the Battle of New Hope Church, GA on May 27, 1864, he was seriously wounded in a leg by a shell. He was sick in Jeffersonville, IN in October, November and December 1864. He mustered out from Harvey hospital in Madison, WI on December 8, 1864 on account of his wounds and because his term of service had expired. He died of a heart attack while in the Soldiers Home in Milwaukee, WI on March 24, 1893.

Sources: Series 1200: Records of Civil War Regiments, 1861-1900, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, box 76-11; Regimental Muster and Descriptive Rolls, 1861-1865, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, vol.20, p.134; Ole A. Buslett, Det Femtende Regiment, Wisconsin Frivillige [The Fifteenth Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteers] (Decorah, Iowa, 1894), p.611; Martin Ulvestad, Nordmændene i Amerika, 1907, History Book Co., Minneapolis, MN, p.338;  Oberst Heg og hans gutter, Waldemar Ager, 1916, Fremad Pub. Co., Eau Claire, WI, p.281, photo, p.316, e.51; U.S., Burial Registers, Military Posts and National Cemeteries, 1862-1960, p.616.