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Ole Anderson

15th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry
The Scandinavian Regiment

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Name at Enlist

Ole Anderson

Birth Name

ca. 1829 – 25 Apr 1864

Resident of Muster-In

Door Creek, Dane County, WI

Company at Enlistment


Rank at Enlistment


Muster Date

11 Dec 1861

Cause of Death


Death Location

Danville, VA

Burial Location

anonymous grave in National Cemetery, Danville, VA

Ole Anderson joined the WI 15th Infantry, Company B. The men of the company called themselves the “Wergeland Guards” in honor of Henrik Wergeland, the famous Norwegian writer and poet.

The army listed Anderson as living in Door Creek, Dane County, WI, age 32, and unmarried. He enlisted for three years on December 11, 1861 at Madison, WI, and mustered there the same day as a Private (Menig). He was missing in Battle of Chickamauga, GA on September 20, 1863. Anderson was later found to be a prisoner of war in Libby Prison, Richmond, VA on November 5, 1863. He died from wounds in a military prison in Danville, VA on April 25, 1864. He was buried in an anonymous grave in National Cemetery, Danville, VA.


Sources: Series 1200: Records of Civil War Regiments, 1861-1900, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, box 76-4; Regimental Muster and Descriptive Rolls, 1861-1865, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, vol.20, p.28; Det Femtende Regiment, Wisconsin Frivillage [The Fifteenth Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteers], Ole A. Buslett, Decorah, IA, 1895, p.377; Oberst Heg og hans gutter, Waldemar Ager, 1916, Fremad Publ. Co., Eau Claire, WI, p.294; Roster of Wisconsin Volunteers, War of the Rebellion, 1861-1865, Vol I & II, Compiled under direction of the Adjutant General, Madison, WI, 1886, p.808.