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Byron Alby

15th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry
The Scandinavian Regiment

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Name at Enlist

Byron Alby

Birth Name
Other Names

Bjørn Alby, Albee, Allbee


ca. 1845 – 10 Nov 1915

Birth Place

New York

Birth Country

United States

Resident of Muster-In

Bloomfield, Walworth County, WI

Company at Enlistment


Rank at Enlistment


Muster Date

17 Nov 1861

Burial Location

Lakeside Cemetery, Summit Lake, Langlade County, WI


Almira Hazard

Mother Lived



Enoch Alby

Father Lived



Lucina Hall

Married On

31 Dec 1885

Marriage Location

Union, Waupaca County, WI

Byron Alby was born ca. 1845 in New York to Enoch and Amyra Alby. His siblings were Susan, Perry, and Allie.

Alby 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 Alby as living in Bloomfield, Waushara County, WI, age 19, and unmarried. He enlisted for three years on November 17, 1861, at Berlin, WI, and mustered at Madison, WI, on December 8, 1861, as a Private (Menig). On June 3, 1862, he was reported to be sick and on furlough. He was given leave and was sick in Berlin, WI, from March 30 to April 30, 1863. After his leave was done, he stayed home expecting a discharge, but he was arrested as a deserter and delivered to Camp Randall in Madison. He was sick in a hospital on July 2, 1864, and was mustered out with D Company at Chattanooga, TN, on February 13, 1865. The War Department on April 14, 1887, reported that he was a deserter and had been dropped.

After serving in the war, Alby returned to Wisconsin. He married Lucina Hall on December 31, 1885. She was born in Union, Waupaca County, WI, to Rufus Hall. They were married in her birth town of Union and later divorced. In 1900, he was living in Fremont, Waupaca County, WI, with his sons Earle (1888) and John (1891). In 1910, he was still living with his son John. He died on November 10, 1915, and was buried in Lakeside Cemetery, Summit Lake, Langlade County, WI.


Sources: Series 1200: Records of Civil War Regiments, 1861-1900, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, boxes 76-6, 78-3; Regimental Muster and Descriptive Rolls, 1861-1865, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, vol. 20, p. 58; Det Det Femtende Regiment Wisconsin Frivillige [The Fifteenth Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteers], Ole A. Buslett, 1894, B. Anundsen, Decorah, IA, p. 438; Nordmaendene i Amerika, Martin Ulvestad, 1907, History Book Co., Minneapolis, MN, p. 266; 1860 Census, Roll: M653_1435, Page: 774, Image: 24, Family History Library Film: 805435; 1900 Census, Roll: 1823, Page: 10B, Enumeration District: 0121, FHL microfilm; 1910 Census, Roll: T624_1743, Page: 1B, Enumeration District: 0074, FHL microfilm: 1375756; Wisconsin Marriage Records, Batch #M00332-5, GS Film #1275604;