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John Anderson

15th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry
The Scandinavian Regiment

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Name at Enlist

John Anderson

Birth Name

ca. 1844 –

Resident of Muster-In

Perry, Dane County, WI

Company at Enlistment


Rank at Enlistment


Muster Date

8 Jan 1862



John 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 Perry, Dane County, WI, age 18, and unmarried. He enlisted for three years on January 8, 1862 at Perry, and mustered at Madison, WI as a Private (Menig). He was sick in the general hospital at Columbus, KY on August 22, 1862. He became unfit for service and was discharged from the service for disease on October 20, 1862. In 1886, John Anderson was living in Des Moines, IA. On October 22, 1920, his widow Martha filed for a pension under his name.


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; Det Femtende Regiment, Wisconsin Frivillage [The Fifteenth Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteers], Ole A. Buslett, Decorah, IA, 1895, p.527; Oberst Heg og hans gutter, Waldemar Ager, 1916, Fremad Publ. Co., Eau Claire, WI, p.311; List of Ex-Soldiers, Sailors and Marines, living in Iowa, William L Alexander, Des Moines, IA 1886, p.705; Civil War Pension Index, Roll #T288_9.