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Peter Anderson

15th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry
The Scandinavian Regiment

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Name at Enlist

Peter Anderson

Birth Name
Other Names

Andrew P. Anderson


14 Oct 1840 – 17 Jan 1919

Birth Country


Resident of Muster-In

Raymond, Racine County, WI

Company at Enlistment


Rank at Enlistment


Muster Date

2 Dec 1861

Burial Location

Oak Grove Cemetery, Raymond, Racine County, WI





Spouse Lived

17 Sep 1843- 5 Jan 1920

Married On


Peter Anderson was born on October 14, 1840 in Denmark. He immigrated in 1859. When the war began, he joined the WI 15th Infantry, Company C. The men of the company called themselves the “Norway Bear Hunters,” but they were also known as the Color Company because the regimental Color Guard was attached to their company.

The army listed Anderson as living in Raymond, Racine County, WI, age 22, and unmarried. He enlisted for three years on October 20, 1861 at Milwaukee, WI, and mustered on December 2, 1861 at Madison, WI as a Private (Menig). He was wounded at Chickamauga, GA on September 19, 1863. He mustered out with the company on January 1, 1865 at Chattanooga, TN.

After the war, he married Matilda in 1867. They had three children: Albert (1868), Caroline (1871), and George E. (1873). They lived on a farm in Raymond, Racine County, WI. In March 1880, he was granted a pension of $2 a month because of a wound to his right arm and dislocation of his left shoulder. Anderson died on January 17, 1919. He and Matilda are both buried in Oak Grove Cemetery, Raymond, Racine County, WI.


Sources: Series 1200: Records of Civil War Regiments, 1861-1900, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, box 76-5; Regimental Muster and Descriptive Rolls, 1861-1865, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, vol.20, p.44; Det Femtende Regiment, Wisconsin Frivillage [The Fifteenth Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteers], Ole A. Buslett, Decorah, IA, 1895, p.406; Nordmændene i Amerika, Martin Ulvestad, 1907, History Book Co., Minneapolis, MN, p.269; Oberst Heg og hans gutter, Waldemar Ager, 1916, Fremad Publ. Co., Eau Claire, WI, p.297; The Military History of Wisconsin in the War for the Union, Edwin B. Quiner, 1866, Clarke & Co., Chicago, p.625; Pensioners on the Roll as of January 1, 1883 (living in Wisconsin), Park Genealogical Books, Roseville, MN, publ. 1998; Civil War Pension Index, Roll #T288_8; 1880 Census, Roll: 1443, Family History Film: 1255443, Page: 498C, Enumeration District: 168; 1900 Census, Roll: 1814, Page: 17B, Enumeration District: 0047, FHL microfilm: 1241814;