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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

Collins, Erie County, NY

Birth Country

United States

Resident of Muster-In

Bloomfield, Waushara 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

1806-29 Dec 1863


Enoch Albee

Father Lived

22 Nov 1805-28 Mar 1880


Marie/Mary Trost

Spouse Lived

5 May 1858-28 May 1882

Married On

27 Apr 1879

Marriage Location

Douglas Twnshp, Bremer County, IA

2nd Spouse

Lucina Hall

2nd Spouse Lived

ca 1868-aft 1915

2nd Marriage Date

31 Dec 1885

2nd Marriage Location

Waupaca County, WI

Byron Albee was born in Eire County, NY, and was living in the Town of Bloomfield, Waushara Co, WI, by 1860. 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. He was listed as receiving a pension June 19, 1891.

After serving in the war, Albee married Mary Trost in Bremer County, IA.  They had at least two children: Lafayette Grant (1880-1964) and Byron/Byron George Henrichs (1882-1973). He moved back to Wisconsin and married Lucina Hall in Waupaca County. They had at least three children: Walter Frank/Rufus Frank (1886-1918), Earl Leroy (1888-1953), and John Rufus (1891-1973).  They divorced in 1895.  Byron 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;;