Skip Navigation

Lewis J. Wright

15th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry
The Scandinavian Regiment

Database Record Change Request

Name at Enlist

Lewis J. Wright

Birth Name

Lewis J. Wright


25 Oct 1844 – 30 May 1895

Birth Place

Summit County, OH

Birth Country


Resident of Muster-In

Beloit, Rock County, WI

Company at Enlistment


Rank at Enlistment


Muster Date

5 Jan 1862

Cause of Death


Burial Location

in Odd Fellows Cemetery, Woodland, Cowlitz County, WA


Hannah Compton


Sylvester Wright


Mary W. Van Nostrand

Married On

23 Sep 1865

Marriage Location

Black River Falls, Jackson, WI

Lewis J. Wright was born on October 25, 1844 to Sylvester Wright and Hannah Compton in Summit, OH. In 1850, he was living with his parents and siblings in Trumbull, Ashtabula County, OH. In 1860, the family was living in Roscoe, Winnebago County, IL. His siblings were Jenevra (1849), Lydia (1842), Sara (1855), and Celic (1848).

He joined the WI 15th Infantry, Company G. The men of the company called themselves the “Rock River Rangers.”

His is listed as living in Beloit, Rock County, WI, 18 years of age and unmarried. He enlisted for three years on January 2, 1862 at Beloit and mustered at Madison, WI on January 5, 1862 as a Private (Menig). He was given leave on June 11, 1863. He was promoted to Corporal (Korporal). He was with the provision transport from Stevenson, AL in October 1863. Wright was sick in Nashville, TN on Janurary 23, 1864. He was promoted to Sergeant on April 25, 1864. He was sick in Evansville in May 1864. Mustered out with Company G at Chattanooga, TN on January 13, 1865.

After the war, her married Mary W. Van Nostrand on September 23, 1865 in Black River Falls, Jackson, WI. Her parents were Isaac and Marcy Van Nostrand.

Sources: Series 1200: Records of Civil War Regiments, 1861-1900, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, box 76-9; Regimental Muster and Descriptive Rolls, 1861-1865, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, vol.2,0 p.98; Ole A. Buslett, Det Femtende Regiment, Wisconsin Frivillige [The Fifteenth Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteers] (Decorah, Iowa, 1894), p.547; Civil War Pension Index, Roll #T288_537;; 1850 Census, Roll: M432_659, Page: 428A, Image: 530; 1860 Census, Roll: M653_240, Page: 589, Image: 589, Family History Library Film: 803240; Wisconsin Marriage Index, Batch # M02588-2, GS Film # 1266680.