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Dreng Arneson

15th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry
The Scandinavian Regiment

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Name at Enlist

Dreng Arneson

Birth Name
Other Names

Dreng Anderson


ca. 1830 – 4 Feb 1864

Resident of Muster-In

Scandinavia, Waupaca County, WI

Company at Enlistment


Rank at Enlistment

Private and Wagoner

Muster Date

20 Dec 1861

Cause of Death

chronic diarrhea

Death Location

Knoxville, TN


Isabel Arnesen

Dreng Arneson 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 Arneson as living in Scandinavia, Waupaca County, WI, age 31, unmarried, and a farmer. He had blue eyes, blond hair, fair complexion, and stood 5’10”. He enlisted for three years on November 20, 1861 at Scandinavia, and mustered at Madison, WI on December 20, 1861. He was assigned as company Wagon Master. He was sick in Columbus, KY on December 30, 1862. He was with the provision transport from Stevenson, AL in September and October 1863. He was sick in Knoxville, TN on December 16, 1863 and also January 22, 1864. He died of chronic diarrhea at hospital in Knoxville on February 4, 1864. His mother, Isabel Arnesen, filed for a pension under his name in 1868.


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; 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.314; Wisconsin in the War of the Rebellion, Wm. DeLoss Love, 1866, Church and Goodman, Chicago, p.1082; Civil War Pension Index, Roll #T288_12.