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Anton Anderson

15th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry
The Scandinavian Regiment

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Name at Enlist

Anton Anderson

Birth Name
Other Names

Anton Andresen


ca. 1843 – 31 May 1862

Resident of Muster-In

Clinton, Rock County, WI

Company at Enlistment


Rank at Enlistment


Muster Date

13 Dec 1861

Cause of Death

Febris Typhoidis

Death Location

Mississippi River Island No. 10

Burial Location

Mississippi River National Cemetery at Memphis, TN

Anton Anderson joined the WI 15th Infantry, Company G. The men of the company called themselves the “Rock River Rangers.”

The army listed Anderson as living in Clinton, Rock County, WI, age 18, and unmarried. He enlisted for three years on October 3, 1861, at Beloit, WI, and mustered at Madison on December 13, 1861, as a Private (Menig). He died of nerve fever (Febris Typhoidis) at Mississippi River Island No. 10 on May 31, 1862. He was buried in Mississippi River National Cemetery at Memphis, TN.


Sources: Series 1200: Records of Civil War Regiments, 1861-1900, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, boxes 76-9, 77-3; Regimental Muster and Descriptive Rolls, 1861-1865, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, vol. 20, p. 100; Det Femtende Regiment, Wisconsin Frivillige [The Fifteenth Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteers], Ole A. Buslett, 1894, B. Anundsen, Decorah, IA, p. 526; 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; Oberst Heg og hans gutter, Waldemar Ager, 1916, Fremad Pub. Co., Eau Claire, WI, p. 311.