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|Name at Enlist|
ca. 1835 – 22 Jun 1864
|Resident of Muster-In|
Hamburg, Bad Ax (Vernon) County, WI
|Company at Enlistment|
|Rank at Enlistment|
20 Dec 1861
|Cause of Death|
Cemetery at Marietta, GA; section A, grave 105
Lawrence Arneson joined the WI 15th Infantry, Company E. The men of his company called themselves “Odin’s Rifles.”
The army listed Arneson as living in Hamburg, Bad Ax (Vernon) County, WI, age 26, and unmarried. He enlisted for three years on December 13, 1861 at La Crosse, WI, and mustered December 20, 1861 at Madison, WI as a Private (Menig). He was left sick in hospital at Mississippi River Island No. 10 on June 11, 1862. He was wounded in Stones River battle near Murfreesboro, TN on December 31, 1862. He was sent to Nashville hospital; then moved to Convalescent Camp at Nashville, TN. He returned to duty in late April 1863. He was sick in General Field Hospital at Chattanooga, TN. He was missing in Battle of New Hope Church, GA on May 27, 1864. He had been wounded and captured and carried to a prison hospital in Atlanta, GA, where he died of his wounds on June 22, 1864. He was buried in Cemetery at Marietta, GA; section A, grave 105.
Sources: Series 1200: Records of Civil War Regiments, 1861-1900, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, box 76-7; Regimental Muster and Descriptive Rolls, 1861-1865, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, vol.20, p.72; Payroll muster rolls of WI 15th Co E, saved by Captain T. A. Rossing; Det Femtende Regiment, Wisconsin Frivillage [The Fifteenth Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteers], Ole A. Buslett, Decorah, IA, 1895, p.472; Wisconsin in the War of the Rebellion, Wm. DeLoss Love, 1866, Church and Goodman, Chicago, p.1081; Oberst Heg og hans gutter, Waldemar Ager, 1916, Fremad Publ. Co., Eau Claire, WI, p.303; Nordmændene i Amerika, Martin Ulvestad, 1907, History Book Co., Minneapolis, MN, p.269.