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Mads Williamson

15th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry
The Scandinavian Regiment

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Name at Enlist

Mads Williamson

Birth Name

14 Aug 1844 – 1 May 1911

Birth Place


Birth Country


Resident of Muster-In

Manitowoc County, WI

Company at Enlistment


Rank at Enlistment


Muster Date

12 Dec 1861

Burial Location

Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery, King, Waupaca County, WI, Sec. 1, Row 15, Site 291/2

Mads Williamson was born in Valdres, Norway on August 14, 1844. He 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.

He is listed as living in Manitowoc County, WI, age 18, and 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). He served with the provision transport from Stevenson, AL in October 1863. He suffered a wound in his face at Kennesaw Mountain. He mustered out with Company F on January 13, 1865 at Chattanooga, TN.

In 1910, he was living in the WI veterans home in Farmington Township, Waupaca, WI. He was buried in Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery, King, Waupaca County, WI, Sec. 1, Row 15, Site 291/2.

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.522;  Oberst Heg og hans gutter, Waldemar Ager, 1916, Fremad Publ. Co., Eau Claire, WI, p.308; Martin Ulvestad, Nordmændene i Amerika, 1907, History Book Co., Minneapolis, MN, p.340;; 1910 Census, Roll: T624_1743, Page: 7A, Enumeration District: 0073, FHL microfilm: 1375756.