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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. 1825 –

Resident of Muster-In

Dunkirk, Dane County, WI

Company at Enlistment


Rank at Enlistment


Muster Date

28 Jan 1864

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 Dunkirk, Dane County, WI and age 38. He enlisted for three years on December 28, 1863 at Madison, WI, and mustered there on January 28, 1864 as a Private (Menig) and recruit. He joined the company at McDonald’s Station, TN. He then transferred to Company H on December 1, 1864; then to 24th Infantry; and later to I Company in the 13th Infantry.


Sources: Series 1200: Records of Civil War Regiments, 1861-1900, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, box 76-13; Regimental Muster and Descriptive Rolls, 1861-1865, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, vol.20, p.28; Det Femtende Regiment, Wisconsin Frivillige [The Fifteenth Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteers], Ole A. Buslett, Decorah, IA, 1894, p.377; Oberst Heg og hans gutter, Waldemar Ager, 1916, Fremad Publ. Co., Eau Claire, WI, p.294.