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Oluf Anderson

15th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry
The Scandinavian Regiment

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Name at Enlist

Oluf Anderson

Birth Name
Other Names



ca. 1842 –

Birth Country


Resident of Muster-In

East Troy, Walworth County, WI

Company at Enlistment


Rank at Enlistment


Muster Date

17 Feb 1864

Oluf Anderson was born in Norway. He joined WI 15th Infantry, Company I. The men of the company called themselves the “Scandinavian Mountaineers” but were also known as the “Waupaca Company” because so many of them were living in that Wisconsin county when they enlisted.

The army listed Anderson as living in East Troy, Walworth County, WI, age 22, and a farmer. He had blue eyes, light hair, light complexion, and stood 5’10”. He enlisted for three years on January 9, 1864 at Madison, WI, and mustered there on February 17, 1864 as a Private (Menig). He later mustered out with his company. On September 2, 1872, he filed a pension by himself.


Sources: Series 1200: Records of Civil War Regiments, 1861-1900, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, box 76-13; Oberst Heg og hans gutter, Waldemar Ager, 1916, Fremad Publ. Co., Eau Claire, WI, p.e50; Civil War Pension Index, Roll #T288_9; U.S. Civil War Soldiers, 1861-1865, M559 roll 1.