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Christoffer Anderson

15th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry
The Scandinavian Regiment

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Name at Enlist

Christoffer Anderson

Birth Name
Other Names



ca. 1841 – 18 May 1862

Resident of Muster-In

Martell, Pierce County, WI

Company at Enlistment


Rank at Enlistment


Muster Date

13 Nov 1861

Cause of Death

typhoid fever

Death Location

Mississippi River Island No. 10

Burial Location

Mississippi River National Cemetery at Memphis, TN

Christoffer 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 Martell, Pierce County, WI, age 20, and unmarried. He enlisted for three years on November 12, 1861, at Martell, and mustered at Madison, WI, on November 13, 1861, as a Private (Menig). He died of nerve fever (typhoid fever) at Mississippi River Island No. 10 on May 18, 1862. He was buried at Mississippi River National Cemetery at Memphis, TN.


Sources: Series 1200: Records of Civil War Regiments, 1861-1900, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, box 76-9; Regimental Muster and Descriptive Rolls, 1861-1865, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, vol. 20, p. 100; Wisconsin in the War of the Rebellion, Wm. DeLoss Love, 1866, Church and Goodman, Chicago p. 1082; 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, 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.