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Ole Amundson

15th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry
The Scandinavian Regiment

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Name at Enlist

Ole Amundson

Birth Name

ca. 1840 – 22 Jul 1864

Birth Country


Resident of Muster-In

New Hope, Portage County, WI

Company at Enlistment


Rank at Enlistment


Muster Date

20 Dec 1861

Cause of Death

bilious fever

Death Location

Chattanooga, TN

Ole Amundson was born in Norway. 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.

The army listed Amundson as living in New Hope, Portage County, WI, age 21, and a farmer. He had blue eyes, light hair, light complexion, and stood 5’9½”. He enlisted for three years on November 19, 1861, at Scandinavia, WI, and mustered on December 20, 1861 at Madison, WI, as a Private (Menig). He died in a hospital at Chattanooga, TN, of disease (bilious fever) on July 22, 1864.


Sources: Series 1200: Records of Civil War Regiments, 1861-1900, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, box 76-11, 15; Regimental Muster and Descriptive Rolls, 1861-1865, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, vol. 20, p. 128; Oberst Heg og hans gutter, Waldemar Ager, 1916, Fremad Pub. Co., Eau Claire, WI, p. 313; Wisconsin in the War of the Rebellion, Wm. DeLoss Love, 1866, Church and Goodman, Chicago, p. 1082.