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Arne Arneson

15th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry
The Scandinavian Regiment

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Name at Enlist

Arne Arneson

Birth Name
Other Names

Thorvald Andersen


ca. 1835 – 10 Feb 1862

Birth Place


Birth Country


Resident of Muster-In

Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, WI

Company at Enlistment


Rank at Enlistment


Muster Date

2 Dec 1861

Death Location

Madison, Dane County, WI

Burial Location

Military Hospital in Madison, WI

Arne Arneson was born “Thorvald Andersen” at Aalen, Norway. 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 Arneson as living in Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, WI, age 26, and unmarried. He enlisted for three years on October 19, 1861 at Milwaukee, and mustered on December 2, 1861 at Madison, WI as a Private (Menig). He died in the Military Hospital in Madison, WI on February 10, 1862.


Sources: Series 1200: Records of Civil War Regiments, 1861-1900, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, box 76-5,15; Regimental Muster and Descriptive Rolls, 1861-1865, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, vol.20, p.44; Wisconsin in the War of the Rebellion, Wm. DeLoss Love, 1866; Church and Goodman, Chicago p.1082; Det Femtende Regiment, Wisconsin Frivillage [The Fifteenth Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteers], Ole A. Buslett, Decorah, IA, 1895, p.407; 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.