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Bernirt Anderson

15th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry
The Scandinavian Regiment

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Name at Enlist

Bernirt Anderson

Birth Name
Other Names

Bernhard, Bernert


ca. 1844 –

Birth Place

Østfold fylke

Birth Country


Resident of Muster-In

Chicago, Cook County, IL

Company at Enlistment


Rank at Enlistment

Private and Musician

Muster Date

20 Feb 1862

Bernirt Anderson was from Østfold fylke, 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 Anderson as living in Chicago, Cook County, IL, age 17, and unmarried. He enlisted for three years on October 7, 1861, at Chicago, and mustered at Madison, WI, on February 20, 1862, as a Private (Menig). He was assigned as the Company Musician until February 29, 1864, then assigned as a rifleman. He mustered out with I Company on February 10, 1865 at Chattanooga, TN. After the war, he lived at Fergus Falls, Otter Tail County, MN.


Sources: Series 1200: Records of Civil War Regiments, 1861-1900, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, box 76-11; Regimental Muster and Descriptive Rolls, 1861-1865, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, vol. 20, p. 128; Det Femtende Regiment, Wisconsin Frivillige [The Fifteenth Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteers], Ole A. Buslett, 1894, B. Anundsen, Decorah, IA, p. 584; Oberst Heg og hans gutter, Waldemar Ager, 1916, Fremad Pub. Co., Eau Claire, WI, p. 313; Blaine Hedberg, NAGC&NL.