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Newton K. Andrew

15th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry
The Scandinavian Regiment

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Name at Enlist

Newton K. Andrew

Birth Name

ca. 1843 – ca. 1908

Resident of Muster-In

Primrose, Dane County, WI

Company at Enlistment


Rank at Enlistment


Muster Date

27 Jan 1862


Anne C.

Newton K. Andrew joined the 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 WI county when they enlisted.

The army listed Andrew as living in Primrose, Dane County, WI, age 19, and unmarried. He enlisted on January 15, 1862 at Camp Randall, Madison, WI, and mustered there on January 27, 1862 as a Private (Menig). He was with the provision transport from Stevenson, AL in September and October 1863. He served as an orderly in the camp hospital on May 4, 1864. He was promoted to Corporal (Korporal) on September 1, 1864. He mustered out with I Company on February 10, 1865 at Chattanooga, TN. On December 14, 1908, his widow Anne C. Andrew filed a pension in his name.


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; Civil War Pension Index, Roll #T288_9.