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Iver Anderson

15th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry
The Scandinavian Regiment

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Name at Enlist

Iver Anderson

Birth Name

Iver Andersen Evangerhougen

Other Names

Iver Anderson Evangerhaug


7 Jun 1828 – 27 May 1864

Birth Place

Evangerhougen, Voss parish, Hordaland fylke

Birth Country


Resident of Muster-In

Preston, Jackson County, WI

Company at Enlistment


Rank at Enlistment


Muster Date

8 Dec 1861

Cause of Death


Death Location

Battle near Allatoona, GA


Gjertu Jacobsdatter Skorve


Anders Sjursen Evanger



Iver Andersen was born at Evangerhougen, Voss, Hordaland, Norway and left Voss parish for America May 6, 1856. 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 Preston, Jackson County, WI, age 30, a farmer, and unmarried. He had blue eyes, sandy hair, fair complexion, and stood 5’7”. He enlisted for three years on November 7, 1861, at Preston, and mustered on December 8, 1861, at Madison, WI, as a Private (Menig). He was wounded at Stones River near Murfreesboro, TN, on December 30, 1862, and sent to hospital at Nashville, TN. He was moved to a hospital at New Albany, IN. He was sick at Chattanooga, TN, on November 28, 1863. On May 27, 1864, he was killed by a gunshot in the battle near Allatoona, GA. His brother, Peter Anderson, also joined Company E.


Sources: Series 1200: Records of Civil War Regiments, 1861-1900, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, box 76-7,15; Regimental Muster and Descriptive Rolls, 1861-1865, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, vol. 20, p. 70; Wisconsin in the War of the Rebellion, Wm. DeLoss Love, 1866, Church and Goodman, Chicago, p. 1080; Payroll muster rolls of WI 15th Co E, saved by Captain T. A. Rossing; Det Femtende Regiment, Wisconsin Frivillige [The Fifteenth Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteers], Ole A. Buslett, 1894, B. Anundsen, Decorah, IA, p. 471; Wisconsin in the War of the Rebellion, Martin Ulvestad, 1907, History Book Co., Minneapolis, MN, p. 268; Oberst Heg og hans gutter, Waldemar Ager, 1916, Fremad Pub. Co., Eau Claire, WI, p. 303; The Military History of Wisconsin in the War for the Union, Edwin B. Quiner, 1866, Clarke & Co., Chicago, pp. 621, 629; Lars Gjertveit, Bodo, Norway; Voss parish register #A12, born and baptised, p. 59, #A20 in- and out-migrated, p 254,