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Peter E. Anderson

15th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry
The Scandinavian Regiment

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Name at Enlist

Peter E. Anderson

Birth Name

Peder Andersen Evangerhougen

Other Names

Peder Anderson Evangerhaug


25 Sep 1830 – 11 Sep 1864

Birth Place

Evangerhougen, Voss parish, Hordaland fylke

Birth Country


Resident of Muster-In

Preston, Jackson County, WI

Company at Enlistment


Rank at Enlistment


Muster Date

20 Dec 1861

Cause of Death


Death Location

Government Insane Asylum, Washington, DC.


Gjertu Jacobsdatter Skorve


Anders Sjursen Evanger



Peder Andersen was born  at Evangerhougen, Voss parish, Hordaland, Norway, and left Voss parish April 11, 1857.  He joined the WI 15th Infantry, Company E. The men of the company called themselves “Odin’s Rifles.”

The army listed Anderson as living in Preston, Jackson County, WI, age 30, and unmarried. He enlisted on November 7, 1861, at Preston and mustered on December 20, 1861, at Madison, WI, as a Private (Menig). He was left sick in hospital at Iuka, MS, on August 20, 1862. He later moved to a hospital in Gallatin, TN, and from there to the Government Insane Asylum, Washington, DC. He died there of disease on September 11, 1864. His brother, Iver Anderson also joined Company E.


Sources: Series 1200: Records of Civil War Regiments, 1861-1900, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, box 76-7; Regimental Muster and Descriptive Rolls, 1861-1865, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, vol. 20, p. 72; Det Femtende Regiment, Wisconsin Frivillige [The Fifteenth Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteers], Ole A. Buslett, 1894, B. Anundsen, Decorah, IA, p. 406; Nordmændene i Amerika, Martin Ulvestad, 1907, History Book Co., Minneapolis, MN, p. 269; Payroll muster rolls of WI 15th Co E, saved by Captain T. A. Rossing; Oberst Heg og hans gutter, Waldemar Ager, 1916, Fremad Pub. Co., Eau Claire, WI, p. 303; Lars Gjertveit, Bodo, Norway; Voss parish register #A12, born and baptised, p.83, #A20, in- and out-migrated, p. 257,