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William Wall

15th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry
The Scandinavian Regiment

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Name at Enlist

William Wall

Birth Name

ca. 1845 –

Resident of Muster-In

Waterford, Racine County, WI

Company at Enlistment


2nd Company


Rank at Enlistment


Muster Date

28 Jan 1864

William Wall joined the WI 15th Infantry, Company C. The men of the company called themselves the “Norway Bear Hunters,” but they were also known as the Color Company because the regimental Color Guard was attached to their company.

The army listed him as living in Waterford, Racine County, WI and 18 years old. He enlisted for three years on January 4, 1864 at Waterford and mustered at Madison, WI on January 28, 1864 as a Private (Menig). He was recruited and joined the Company at Strawberry Plains, VA on March 31, 1864. On August 4, 1865, he was sick at Pine Station. He transferred to Company H at Whiteside, TN on January 1, 1865, temporarily assigned to the 24th Infantry, and then transferred to K Company of the WI 13th on June 18, 1865.

Sources: Series 1200: Records of Civil War Regiments, 1861-1900, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, box 76-13; Regimental Muster and Descriptive Rolls, 1861-1865, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, vol.20, p.50; Ole A. Buslett, Det Femtende Regiment, Wisconsin Frivillige [The Fifteenth Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteers] (Decorah, Iowa, 1894), p.431.