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Kittel Anonsen

15th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry
The Scandinavian Regiment

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Name at Enlist

Kittel Anonsen

Birth Name

Kittel Anonsen Uvaas

Other Names

Kittel Uvaas, Anundson, Amundson, Kittle Anunson


ca. 1835 – 1894

Birth Country


Resident of Muster-In

Winchester, Winnebago County, WI

Company at Enlistment


Rank at Enlistment


Muster Date

16 Nov 1861

Death Location

Winchester, Winnebago County, WI

Burial Location

Winchester Cemetery, Winnebago County, WI



Kittel Anonsen was born “Kittel Uvaas” in Norway in 1836. He joined the WI 15th Infantry, Company B. The men of the company called themselves the “Wergeland Guards” in honor of Henrik Wergeland, the famous Norwegian writer and poet.

The army listed Anonsen as living in Winchester, Winnebago County, WI, age 26, and unmarried. He had blue eyes, light hair, light complexion, and stood 5’10½”. He enlisted for three years on October 24, 1861 at Madison, WI, and mustered there on November 16, 1861 as a Private (Menig). He was left sick in hospital at Mississippi River Island No. 10 on June 11, 1862. He was discharged from the service for disability on October 6, 1862 at Cincinnati, OH. He later enlisted for one year in the A Company of WI 47th Infantry on February 10, 1865 at Dale, WI. He mustered at Madison and was later promoted to Corporal (Korporal). He mustered out on September 4, 1865 at Nashville, TN. After the war, he got married to Thorine and farmed near Winchester. They had at least four childre: Anne (1865), Caroline (1868), Albert (1871), and Martha (1878). He died in 1894. He was buried in Winchester Cemetery; stone reads “Kittle Anunson 1836 – 1894”.


Sources: Series 1200: Records of Civil War Regiments, 1861-1900, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, boxes, 76-4 and 188-2; Regimental Muster and Descriptive Rolls, 1861-1865, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, vol.20, p.28; Det Femtende Regiment, Wisconsin Frivillage [The Fifteenth Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteers], Ole A. Buslett, Decorah, IA, 1895, p.377; Oberst Heg og hans gutter, Waldemar Ager, 1916, Fremad Publ. Co., Eau Claire, WI, p.294; Roster of Wisconsin Volunteers, War of the Rebellion, 1861-1865, Vol I & II, compiled under direction of the Adjutant General, Madison WI, 1886, p.808; Blaine Hedberg, NAGC&NL; History of the Town of Winchester, Winnebago County, Wisconsin, Winchester Area Historical Society, publ. 2002, p.4-7; 1880 Census, Roll: 1453, Family History Film: 1255453, Page: 272A, Enumeration District: 217.