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James Young

15th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry
The Scandinavian Regiment

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Name at Enlist

James Young

Birth Name

ca. 1842 –

Company at Enlistment


2nd Company


Rank at Enlistment


Muster Date

23 Nov 1863

James Young joined the WI 15th Infantry, Company G at age 21. The men of the company called themselves the “Rock River Rangers.” His residence is not shown. Young enlisted for three years on July 15, 1863 at Mississippi River Island No. 10. He mustered at Chattanooga, TN on November 23, 1863. He was a recruit and enlisted as a Private (Menig). He transferred to Company H at Whiteside, TN on January 27, 1865. He transferred to I Company of the WI 13th Infantry Regiment on June 10, 1865.

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. 20, p.106; Ole A. Buslett, Det Femtende Regiment, Wisconsin Frivillige [The Fifteenth Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteers] (Decorah, Iowa, 1894), p. 548.