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Andrew E. Anderson

15th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry
The Scandinavian Regiment

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Name at Enlist

Andrew E. Anderson

Birth Name

Endre Endresen Strømøen

Other Names

Andrew Enderson Boe


15 Sep 1843 – 15 Jun 1913

Birth Place

Strømøen, Stord parish, Hordaland

Birth Country


Resident of Muster-In

Deerfield, Dane County, WI

Company at Enlistment


2nd Company


Rank at Enlistment


Muster Date

20 Apr 1864

Death Location

Rochester, MN

Burial Location

Riverside Cemetery, Stoughton, Dane, WI


Matthiane Johannesdatter Lindaas

Mother Lived

28 Dec 1813-26 May 1900


Endre Endresen Eidsvaag

Father Lived

25 Oct 1810-4 Jul 1885


30 Jun 1851


Kari (Carrie) Larsdatter Reque

Spouse Lived

18 Feb 1846-1 Oct 1928

Married On

1 Jan 1869

Marriage Location

Deerfield, Dane County, WI

Endre Endresen was born on the Strømøen farm, Stord parish, Hordaland, Norway, and immigrated with his parents and siblings arriving in New York City on Emmigrant in 1851.  Taking the name Andrew E. Anderson, he joined the WI 15th Infantry, Company B. The men of the company called themselves the “Wergeland Guards” in honor of Henrik Wergeland, the famous Norwegian writer and poet.

The army listed Anderson as living in Deerfield, Dane County, WI, age 20, a tinsmith, and unmarried. He had brown eyes, dark hair, dark complexion, and stood 5’4”. He enlisted for three years on March 15, 1864, at Madison, WI, and mustered there on April 20, 1864, as a Private (Menig). He joined the 15th Regiment at Dallas, GA. He transferred to Company H on December 1, 1864. He was assigned temporarily to the WI 14th; and transferred on June 10, 1865, to K Company of the 13th Infantry. He mustered out November 24, 1865, at San Antonio, TX. He was a brother to John E. Anderson of WI 3rd Infantry (Co K) and Nils Anderson of WI 40th Infantry, (Co C).

After the war, Anderson returned to Dane County and married Kari Larsdatter Reque. He was a tinsmith and farmer and had no children. He died June 15, 1913, and on January 30, 1914, Carrie filed for a pension under his name as a widow.  He is buried in Riverside Cemetery, Stoughton, Dane County, WI.


Sources: Series 1200: Records of Civil War Regiments, 1861-1900, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, box 76-13; Regimental Muster and Descriptive Rolls, 1861-1865, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, vol. 18, p. 190; vol. 20, p. 28; Det Femtende Regiment, Wisconsin Frivillige [The Fifteenth Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteers], Ole A. Buslett, 1894, B. Anundsen, Decorah, IA,  p. 376; Oberst Heg og hans gutter, Waldemar Ager, 1916, Fremad Pub. Co., Eau Claire, WI, p. 294; Roster of Wisconsin Volunteers, War of the Rebellion, 1861-1865, Vol I & II, Compiled under direction of the Adjutant General, Madison WI, 1886, p. 808; Blaine Hedberg, NAGC&NL; “The Story of Father’s Life”, Sophie Boe, pub. 1919, copy at NAGCNL, Madison; Civil War Pension Index, Roll #T288_8; WI 1905 Census, Roll #CSUSAWI1905_7, Line 13; 1880 Census, Roll: 1421, Family History Film: 1255421, Page: 23C, Enumeration District: 067; 1900 Census, Roll: 1784, Page: 14A, Enumeration District: 0068, FHL microfilm: 1241784,; “Norwegian Immigrants 1850 and later”, database, NAGCNL, #26485.