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Henry Anderson

15th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry
The Scandinavian Regiment

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Name at Enlist

Henry Anderson

Birth Name

ca. 1843 – 4 Dec 1862

Resident of Muster-In

Butte Des Mortes, Winnebago County, WI

Company at Enlistment


Rank at Enlistment


Muster Date

8 Dec 1861

Cause of Death


Death Location

Bowling Green, Warren County, KY

Henry Anderson joined the WI 15th Infantry, Company D. The men of the company called themselves the “Norway Wolf Hunters.” They were also known as the “Waupun Company” because so many of its members were from Waupun.

The army listed Anderson as living in Butte Des Mortes, Winnebago County, WI, and age 18. He enlisted for three years on November 25, 1861, at Oshkosh, WI, and mustered on December 8, 1861, at Madison, WI, as a Private (Menig). He was promoted to Corporal (Korporal) on May 1, 1862. He died of disease at Bowling Green, KY, on December 4, 1862.


Sources: Series 1200: Records of Civil War Regiments, 1861-1900, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, boxes 76-6, 78-3; Regimental Muster and Descriptive Rolls, 1861-1865, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, vol. 20, p. 56; Oberst Heg og hans gutter, Waldemar Ager, 1916, Fremad Pub. Co., Eau Claire, WI, p. 300.