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Gabriel Agar

15th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry
The Scandinavian Regiment

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Name at Enlist

Gabriel Agar

Birth Name
Other Names

Ager, Ayer


ca. 1825 – 28 Aug 1862

Birth Country


Resident of Muster-In

Fillmore County, MN

Company at Enlistment


Rank at Enlistment


Muster Date

13 Feb 1862

Cause of Death


Death Location

Jefferson Barracks, St. Louis, MO

Burial Location

Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, Lemay, St. Louis County, MO, section 37, site 3805.

Gabriel Agar was born in Norway. He joined the WI 15th Infantry, Company H. The men of the company called themselves “Heg’s Rifles” in honor of the 15th commander, Colonel Hans C. Heg. They were also known as the “Voss Company” because of a large number of them who were from the Voss region of Norway.

The army listed Agar as living in Fillmore County, MN, a farmer, age 36, and unmarried. He had blue eyes, blond hair, fair complexion, and stood 5’9”. He enlisted for three years on November 29, 1861, in Fillmore County, and mustered at Madison, WI, on February 13, 1862, as a Private (Menig). He was left behind sick at Mississippi River Island No. 10 on June 11, 1862. He was sick in Monterey, MS, on July 20, 1862. He died of disease in hospital at Jefferson Barracks, St. Louis, MO, on August 28, 1862. He was originally buried in Wesleyan Cemetery, St. Louis, MO, and later reinterred at the Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery (section 37, site 3805).


Sources: Series 1200: Records of Civil War Regiments, 1861-1900, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, boxes 76-10, 16, 77-8; Regimental Muster and Descriptive Rolls, 1861-1865, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, vol. 20, p. 114; Det Femtende Regiment Wisconsin Frivillige [The Fifteenth Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteers], Ole A. Buslett, 1894, B. Anundsen, Decorah, IA, p. 553; Nordmaendene i Amerika, Martin Ulvestad, 1907, History Book Co., Minneapolis, MN, p. 266; Wisconsin Losses In the Civil War, Charles Edward Esterbrook, 1915, Madison, WI, p. 76; Wisconsin in the War of the Rebellion, Wm. DeLoss Love, 1866, Church and Goodman, Chicago, p. 1082; Oberst Heg og hans gutter, Waldemar Ager, 1916, Fremad Pub. Co., Eau Claire, WI, p. 309; Blaine Hedberg, NAGC&NL.