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Lars Anderson

15th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry
The Scandinavian Regiment

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Name at Enlist

Lars Anderson

Birth Name

ca. 1846 –

Resident of Muster-In

East Troy, Cast Iron, Walworth County, WI

Company at Enlistment


Rank at Enlistment


Muster Date

17 Feb 1864

Lars 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 East Troy, Cast Iron, Walworth County, WI, age 18, and a farmer. He had blue eyes, light hair, light complexion, and stood 5’6”. He enlisted for three years as a substitute for J. H. Johnson on January 16, 1864 at Madison, WI, and mustered there on February 17, 1864 as a Private (Menig). He joined G Company at Strawberry Plains on March 31, 1864. He was wounded in his hand at New Hope Church, GA on May 27, 1864. He transferred to Company H at Whiteside, TN; temporarily assigned to the 24th Infantry on February 13, 1865; and then transferred to I Company of the 13th on June 10, 1865.


Sources: Series 1200: Records of Civil War Regiments, 1861-1900, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, box 76-9,13; 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.528; Oberst Heg og hans gutter, Waldemar Ager, 1916, Fremad Publ. Co., Eau Claire, WI, p.311; Blaine Hedberg, NAGC&NL.