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Gilbert Trondson

15th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry
The Scandinavian Regiment

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Name at Enlist

Gilbert Trondson

Birth Name
Other Names



ca. 1816 – 2 Sep 1862

Resident of Muster-In

Manitowoc County, WI

Company at Enlistment


Rank at Enlistment


Muster Date

12 Dec 1861

Cause of Death


Death Location

Iuka, Tishomingo County, MS

Burial Location

National Cemetery at Corinth, MS; section B, grave 181

Gilbert Trondson 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 45, unmarried. He enlisted for three years on November 5, 1861 at Manitowoc, WI and mustered at Madison, WI on December 12, 1861 as a Private (Menig). On June 1, 1862, he was sick in general hospital at Mississippi River Island No. 10. He was declared to be unfit for service on August 18, 1862 in general hospital at Iuka, MS and was ordered to be discharged. However, he died there September 2, 1862. He was buried in National Cemetery at Corinth, MS; section B, grave 181.

Sources: Series 1200: Records of Civil War Regiments, 1861-1900, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, box 76-8; 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; Oberst Heg og hans gutter, Waldemar Ager, 1916, Fremad Pub. Co., Eau Claire, WI, p.308.