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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. 1810 –

Resident of Muster-In

Wyoming, Iowa County, WI

Company at Enlistment


Rank at Enlistment


Muster Date

4 Dec 1861

Ole 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 Wyoming, Iowa County, WI, age 51, and a widower. He enlisted for three years on December 4, 1861 at Dodgeville, WI, and mustered at Madison, WI as a Private (Menig). He became unfit for service and was discharged from the service for disease at Mississippi River Island No. 10 on January 30, 1863.

In May 1882, a veteran named Ole Anderson of Dodgeville was granted a pension of $4 a month due to injury to his abdomen and to disease of his eyes.


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 Frivillige [The Fifteenth Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteers], Ole A. Buslett, Decorah, IA, 1894, p.529; Oberst Heg og hans gutter, Waldemar Ager, 1916, Fremad Publ. Co., Eau Claire, WI, p.311; Pensioners on the Roll as of January 1, 1883 (living in Wisconsin), Park Genealogical Books, Roseville, MN, publ. 1998.