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John Warp

15th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry
The Scandinavian Regiment

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Name at Enlist

John Warp

Birth Name

ca. 1833 – 20 Jul 1864

Resident of Muster-In

New Lisbon, Juneau County, WI

Company at Enlistment


Rank at Enlistment


Muster Date

8 Dec 1861

Burial Location

West Arkdale Cemetery, Arkdale, WI

John Warp joined the WI 15th Infantry, Company D. The men of the company called themselves the “Norway Wolf Hunters.” They were also known as the “Waupun Company” because so many of its members were from Waupun.

The army listed him as living in New Lisbon, Juneau County, WI, age 28, and unmarried. He enlisted for three years on October 28, 1861 at New Lisbon and mustered at Madison, WI on December 8, 1861 as a Private (Menig). He was wounded and taken prisoner in Battle of Stones River, TN on December 31, 1863 and sent to St. Louis, MO to be exchanged. From June 28, 1863 and after October 31, 1863 he was sick in Nashville, TN. He was also sick in Chattanooga, TN on November 29, 1863. He was furloughed to WI in 1864, “and has not been heard from since”.

Sources:  Oberst Heg og hans gutter, Waldemar Ager, 1916, Fremad Pub. Co., Eau Claire, WI, p.302 states that this soldier was mustered out on February 13, 1865; Series 1200: Records of Civil War Regiments, 1861-1900, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, boxes 76-6, 78-3; Regimental Muster and Descriptive Rolls, 1861-1865, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office; vol.20, p.64; Ole A. Buslett, Det Femtende Regiment, Wisconsin Frivillige [The Fifteenth Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteers] (Decorah, Iowa, 1894), p.459;;