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Oluf Andreason

15th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry
The Scandinavian Regiment

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Name at Enlist

Oluf Andreason

Birth Name

Oluf Andreasen

Other Names

Olof Andreason, Olaf Anderson, Oluf Anderson


24 Dec 1842 – 1 Sep 1881

Birth Country


Resident of Muster-In

Mt. Morris, Waushara County, WI

Company at Enlistment


Rank at Enlistment


Muster Date

16 Nov 1861

Burial Location

Mount Morris Holden Lutheran Cemetery, Mt. Morris, Waushara County, WI




Andreas Anderson


Anna Maria Nielson

Spouse Lived


Married On

14 Dec 1872

Marriage Location

Milwaukee, WI

Oluf Andreason was born December 24, 1841 in Norway to Andreas and Bertha Anderson. He joined the WI 15th Infantry, Company I. The men of his company called themselves the “Scandinavian Mountaineers” but were also known as the “Waupaca Company” because so many of them were living in that WI county when they enlisted.

The army listed Andreason as living in Mt. Morris, Waushara County, WI, age 21, and unmarried. He enlisted for three years on October 29, 1861 at Mt. Morris, and mustered at Madison, WI on November 16, 1861 as a Private (Menig). He became unfit for service and was discharged from the service at Mississippi River Island No. 10 on January 30, 1863. He re-enlisted in Madison, WI on January 9, 1864 and mustered as a veteran on February 17, 1864. He joined I Company at Strawberry Plains, VA on March 31, 1864. He was wounded in a hand at Allatoona Mountains, GA on June 6, 1864. He was sent to a hospital, then to Madison, WI. He was then transferred to the Veteran Reserve Corps on December 20, 1864.

After the war, he married Anna Maria Nielson on December 14, 1872. She was born in Prussia in 1851. Her parents were Neils and Maria Neilson. In 1880, Oluf and Anna were living in Mount Morris, WI and he was a farmer. He died on September 1, 1881. He was buried in Mount Morris Holden Lutheran Cemetery, Mt. Morris, WI.


Sources: Series 1200: Records of Civil War Regiments, 1861-1900, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, box 76-11; Regimental Muster and Descriptive Rolls, 1861-1865, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, vol.20, p.128; Det Femtende Regiment, Wisconsin Frivillage [The Fifteenth Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteers], Ole A. Buslett, Decorah, IA, 1895, p.585; Oberst Heg og hans gutter, Waldemar Ager, 1916, Fremad Publ. Co., Eau Claire, WI, p.314; Nordmændene i Amerika, Martin Ulvestad, 1907, History Book Co., Minneapolis, MN, p.269; Blaine Hedberg, NAGC&NL; “Notes of a Civil War Soldier“, Bersven Nelson, Norwegian-American Studies, vol.26, by NAHA, 1974, p.140;; 1880 Census, Roll: 1452, Family History Film: 1255452, Page: 318B, Enumeration District: 190; Minnesota Marriage Record, Batch # I00659-5, GS Film #1292035.