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Andrew Anderson

15th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry
The Scandinavian Regiment

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Name at Enlist

Andrew Anderson

Birth Name

ca. 1842 –

Birth Country


Resident of Muster-In

Neshonoc, La Crosse County, WI

Company at Enlistment


Rank at Enlistment


Muster Date

5 Jan 1864

Andrew Anderson was born in Norway. He joined the WI 15th Infantry, Company E. The men of the company called themselves “Odin’s Rifles.”

The army listed Anderson as living in Neshonoc, La Crosse County, WI, age 22, and a farmer. He had blue eyes, light brown hair, fair complexion, and stood 5’10”. He enlisted for three years on January 5, 1864, at La Crosse, WI, and he mustered there the same day as a Private (Menig) and Recruit. He joined the company at Knoxville, TN. He was sent to the Division hospital in Nashville, TN, on July 8, 1864 and from there to a hospital in Chattanooga, TN. He was transferred to Company H at Whiteside, TN, on December 20, 1864 and then transferred to I Company of the 13th Infantry on June 18, 1865. He was still sick when he was mustered out.


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. 20, p. 72; Det Femtende Regiment, Wisconsin Frivillige [The Fifteenth Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteers], Ole A. Buslett, 1894, B. Anundsen, Decorah, IA, p. 471; Payroll muster rolls of WI 15th Co E, saved by Captain T. A. Rossing; Oberst Heg og hans gutter, Waldemar Ager, 1916, Fremad Pub. Co., Eau Claire, WI, p. 279, photo, p. 303.