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Engebret Amundson

15th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry
The Scandinavian Regiment

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Name at Enlist

Engebret Amundson

Birth Name

Ingebreth Amundsen Helgagersbraaten

Other Names

Ingebrigt, Engebreyt


24 Mar 1844 – 6 May 1862

Birth Place

Gran parish, Oppland fylke

Birth Country


Resident of Muster-In

Freeborn County, MN

Company at Enlistment


Rank at Enlistment


Muster Date

11 Feb 1862

Cause of Death


Death Location

Mississippi River Island No. 10

Burial Location

Mississippi River National Cemetery, Memphis, Shelby County, TN


Christiane Halsteensdatter

Mother Lived

12 Aug 1819-18 Apr 1891


Amund Ingebretsen Helgagersbraaten

Father Lived

8 Sep 1805-19 Mar 1887



Ingebreth Amundsen was born on the Helgagersbraaten farm in Gran parish, Oppland. He left the parish April 10, 1852, with his parents and three sisters.

Engebret Amundson joined the WI 15th Infantry, Company K. The company called itself “Clausen’s Guards” in honor of the 15th’s first Chaplain, Claus L. Clausen. Most of the company was recruited from Scandinavian communities in Minnesota and Iowa, with the rest from Wisconsin.

The army listed Amundson as living in Freeborn County, MN, and age 18. He enlisted for three years on January 20, 1862, in Freeborn County, and mustered at Madison, WI, on February 11, 1862, as a Private (Menig). He died of disease in the regimental hospital at Mississippi River Island No. 10 on May 6, 1862, and buried in Mississippi River National Cemetery, Memphis, TN.


Sources: Series 1200: Records of Civil War Regiments, 1861-1900, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, boxes 76-12, 77-3; Regimental Muster and Descriptive Rolls, 1861-1865, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, vol. 20, p. 142; Det Femtende Regiment Wisconsin Frivillige [The Fifteenth Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteers], Ole A. Buslett, 1894, B. Anundsen, Decorah, IA, p. 619; Oberst Heg og hans gutter, Waldemar Ager, 1916, Fremad Pub. Co., Eau Claire, WI, p. 316; Wisconsin in the War of the Rebellion, Wm. DeLoss Love, 1866, Church and Goodman, Chicago, p. 1082; Wisconsin in the War of the Rebellion, Martin Ulvestad, 1907, History Book Co., Minneapolis, MN, p. 267;; “Norwegian Immigrants 1850 and later”, database, NAGCNL, #28735.