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Peter N. Long

15th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry
The Scandinavian Regiment

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Name at Enlist

Peter N. Long

Birth Name

Peter Nilsson

Other Names



5 Dec 1825 – 8 Feb 1893

Birth Place

Wallerstad Storgård, Körda, Jönköping

Birth Country


Resident of Muster-In

Stockholm, Pepin Co, WI

Company at Enlistment


Rank at Enlistment


Burial Location

Sabylund Cemetery, Stockholm, Pepin Co, WI


Stina Ericsdotter

Mother Lived

6 Apr 1797-17 Oct 1868


Nils Pehrsson

Father Lived

11 Mar 1799-aft 1868




Christina Olson/Christina Cajsa Svensdotter or Olsdotter

Spouse Lived

7 Nov 1840-27 Jan 1924

Married On

25 Sep 1868

Marriage Location

Stockholm, Pepin Co, WI

Peter Nelsson left Sweden on July 28, 1854. He joined the WI 15th Infantry, Company I. The men of the company called themselves the “Scandinavian Mountaineers” but were also known as the “Waupaca Company” because so many of them were living in that Wisconsin county when they enlisted.

Peter took the last name Long (Lång).  He was living in Stockholm, Pepin County, WI,  age 35, and unmarried when he enlisted for three years on December 5, 1861. He mustered December 20, 1861, in Madison, WI.  In mustering out paperwork he is described as a lumberman, living in Stockholm, Pepin County, WI, unmarried, 6′ 5″, with a light complexion , blue eyes, and dark hair.

Records show that Long was sick in Bridgeport, AL, in September 1863, and in Chattanooga in November.  He was sick again in Bridgeport, May 1864, and later in Chattanooga.  He mustered out with his company February 11, 1865.

After the war Peter married Christina Olson in 1868.  They had four children:  Frederick Elmer (1869-1948), Anna Mathilda (1871-1901), Hulda Christina (1874-1943), and Carl Emmanuel/Charley (1876-1932).  Peter applied for a pensin on April 14, 1880, and Christina applied April 28, 1893.  Peter and Christina are buried in Sabylund Cemetery, Stockholm, Pepin Co., WI.


Sources: Series 1200: Records of Civil War Regiments, 1861-1900, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, box 76-11; Regimental muster and descriptive rolls, 1861-1865, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, vol. 20, pp. 128, 132; Det Femtende Regiment, Wisconsin Frivillige [The Fifteenth Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteers], Ole A. Buslett, 1894, B. Anundsen, Decorah, IA, p. 597; Oberst Heg og hans gutter, Waldemar Ager, 1916, Fremad Pub. Co., Eau Claire, WI, p. 60; General Index to Pension Files, 1861-1934; Series Number: T288; Roll: 287; ELCA records;