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Lars Tallackson

15th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry
The Scandinavian Regiment

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Name at EnlistLars Tallackson
Birth Name
Other NamesLars Tologson, Lars Tallakson, Lars Talacson
Livedca. 1839 - 4 Dec 1863
Resident of Muster-In Portage, Columbia County, WI
Company at EnlistmentD
Rank at EnlistmentPrivate
Muster Date10 Dec 1861
Cause of DeathChronic diarrhea
Death LocationChattanooga, Hamilton County, TN
Burial LocationChattanooga National Cemetery, section D, grave 151

Lars 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 Portage City, Columbia County, WI, a farmer, age 22, and unmarried. He had blue eyes, blond hair, and 5’4½”. He enlisted for three years on November 28, 1861 at Portage City and mustered at Madison, WI on December 10, 1861 as a Private (Menig). He was wounded at Chickamauga, GA and sent from the battlefield to the camp hospital on September 19, 1863. He died of chronic diarrhea at U. S. General Hospital in Chattanooga, TN on December 4, 1863 and was buried in Chattanooga National Cemetery; section D, grave 151. He is on the Roll of Honor of the 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 20th Army Corps.

Sources: Series 1200: Records of Civil War Regiments, 1861-1900, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, boxes 76-6, 78-3; Det Femtende Regiment. Wisconsin Frivillige [The Fifteenth Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteers] by Ole A. Buslett, Decorah, IA, 1894, p.457; Nordmændene i Amerika, Martin Ulvestad, 1907, History Book Co., Minneapolis, MN, p.333; Oberst Heg og hans gutter, Waldemar Ager, 1916, Fremad Pub. Co., Eau Claire, WI, p.302.