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Thomas O. Wool

15th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry
The Scandinavian Regiment

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Name at Enlist

Thomas O. Wool

Birth Name

ca. 1832 –

Resident of Muster-In

Ossian, Winneshiek County, IA

Company at Enlistment


Rank at Enlistment


Muster Date

19 Feb 1862

Thomas O. Wool 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.

He is listed as living in Ossian, Winneshiek County, IA, age 29, and unmarried. He enlisted for three years at Madison, WI, on February 16, 1862 and mustered there on February 19, 1862 as a Private (Menig). He was absent without leave during November 1862. He disappeared from hospital in Cave City, KY on March 31, 1863 or November 1, 1862 and, according to War Department records, was not heard from after that. He was listed as a deserter on November 1, 1863.

Sources: Series 1200: Records of Civil War Regiments, 1861-1900, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, box 76-5; 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.432.