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Arne Arneson

15th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry
The Scandinavian Regiment
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Wisconsin Historical Society, Iconography, ID 89044

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Name at EnlistArne Arneson
Birth NameArne Arnesen Eidebakken
Livedca. 1839 - 26 Dec 1902
Resident of Muster-InMt. Horeb, Dane County, WI
Company at EnlistmentD
Rank at EnlistmentPrivate
Muster Date16 Dec 1861
Death LocationHouston County, MN
Burial LocationSt. Peters Cemetery, Houston, Houston County, MN
SpouseIngebor Isabelle Thompson
Spouse Lived1842- 1921

Arne Arneson was born “Arne Arnesen Eidebakken” in 1839. He married Ingebor Isabelle Thompson. When the war began, he joined the WI 15th Infantry, Company D. The men of the company called themselves the “Norway Wolf Hunters.” They were also known as the “Waupun Company” because so many of its members were from Waupun.

The army listed Arneson as living in Mt. Horeb, WI, age 22, and married. He enlisted for three years on December 15, 1861 at Mt. Horeb, and mustered at Madison, WI, on December 16, 1861 as a Private (Menig). He was wounded at Stones River, TN, and taken prisoner and later exchanged. He was sick in Chattanooga, TN, on November 28, 1863, and sick in Nashville, TN, on June 15, 1864. He mustered out with the company on February 13, 1865 at Chattanooga, TN. In 1886, he was living in Belmond, Wright County, IA.

After the war, Arneson and his wife had at least five children, including Sam (1876), Albert (1879), Mary (1882), Theodor (1884), and Anna (1884). He died on December 26, 1902 and is buried in St. Peters Cemetery, Houston, Houston County, MN. His wife is buried in the same cemetery.


Sources: Series 1200: Records of Civil War Regiments, 1861-1900, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, Wisconsin Historical Society, Madison,  boxes 76-6, 78-3; Det Femtende Regiment, Wisconsin Frivillige [The Fifteenth Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteers], Ole A. Buslett, 1895 Decorah, IA, p. 438; Oberst Heg og hans gutter, Waldemar Ager, 1916, Fremad Publ. Co., Eau Claire, WI, pp. 277, 300; List of Ex-Soldiers, Sailors and Marines, Living in Iowa, William L. Alexander, 1886, Des Moines, IA, p. 705; Civil War Pension Index, Roll #T288_12;