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Tallack Tallacksen

15th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry
The Scandinavian Regiment

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Name at Enlist

Tallack Tallacksen

Birth Name

Tallak Salvesen Birkedal

Other Names

Birkedal, Tallak Salvesen


15 Jul 1839 – 25 Aug 1862

Birth Place

Birkedal, Landvik in Hommedal, Aust-Agder fylke

Birth Country


Resident of Muster-In

Door County, WI

Company at Enlistment


Rank at Enlistment


Muster Date

1 Mar 1862

Cause of Death


Death Location

Iuka, Tishomingo County, MS

Burial Location

National Cemetery, Corinth, Alcorn County, MS


Berthe Omundsdatter Heimdal

Mother Lived



Salve Tallaksen Birkedal

Father Lived

24 De 1805-13 Aug 1881


2 Aug 1844

Tallack Tallackson was born on July 15, 1839 in Landvik, Aust Agder, Norway. He came to America on the “Lorena” which crossed from Havre and reached New York on August 2, 1844. He joined the WI 15th Infantry, Company F. The men of the company called themselves KK 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.

The army listed him as living in Door County, WI, age 23, and unmarried. He enlisted for three years on February 24, 1862 in Door County and mustered at Madison, WI on March 1, 1862 as a Private (Menig). He died of disease in general hospital at Iuka, MS on August 25, 1862 and was buried in National Cemetery at Corinth, MS.

Sources: Series 1200: Records of Civil War Regiments, 1861-1900, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office boxes 76-8, 77-8; Regimental Muster and Descriptive Rolls, 1861-1865, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, vol.20, p.92; Det Femtende Regiment. Wisconsin Frivillige [The Fifteenth Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteers] by Ole A. Buslett, Decorah, IA, 1894, p.519; Nordmændene i Amerika, Martin Ulvestad, 1907, History Book Co., Minneapolis, MN, p.333; Norwegian Immigrants to the United Stats. A Biographical Directory, 1825-1850. Volume Two, 1844-1846, Gerhard B. Naeseth, edited by Blaine Hedberg, 1997, Anundsen Publishing Co., Decorah, IA, p. 63, ID 781; Aust-Agder fylke, Landvik i Hommedal, Klokkerbok nr. B 4 (1836-1849), Fødte og døpte [Births and deaths] 1839, page 9.