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Halvor Aslakson

15th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry
The Scandinavian Regiment

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Name at Enlist

Halvor Aslakson

Birth Name

Halvor Aslesen Kleivseie

Other Names

Halvor Aslesen Kleivseie, Aslesen


ca. 1844 – 11 Nov 1862

Birth Place


Birth Country


Resident of Muster-In

Manchester Township, Freeborn County, MN

Company at Enlistment


Rank at Enlistment


Muster Date

11 Feb 1862

Cause of Death


Death Location

Nashville, TN

Burial Location

National Cemetery at Nashville, TN; section A, grave 627



Halvor Aslakson was born “Halvor Aslesen Kleivseie” in Eggedal, Norway. He came to America in 1861. He joined the WI 15th Infantry, Company K. The company called itself “Clausen’s Guards” in honor of the 15th’s first Chaplain, Claus L. Clausen. Most of the company was recruited from Scandinavian communities in MN and IA, with the rest from WI.

The army listed Aslakson as living in Manchester Township, Freeborn County, MN, age 18, and unmarried. He enlisted for three years on January 18, 1862 in Freeborn County, and mustered at Madison, WI on February 11, 1862 as a Private (Menig). He was left behind sick in Iuka, MS on August 20, 1862. He died of disease in a general hospital in Nashville, TN on November 11, 1862. [One military record shows him dying in Farmington, MS]. He was buried in National Cemetery at Nashville; section A, grave 627.


Sources: Series 1200: Records of Civil War Regiments, 1861-1900, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, boxes 76-12, 77-8; Regimental Muster and Descriptive Rolls, 1861-1865, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, vol.20, p.142; Det Femtende Regiment, Wisconsin Frivillage [The Fifteenth Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteers], Ole A. Buslett, Decorah, IA, 1895, p.620; Nordmændene i Amerika, Martin Ulvestad, 1907, History Book Co., Minneapolis, MN, p.270; Oberst Heg og hans gutter, Waldemar Ager, 1916, Fremad Publ. Co., Eau Claire, WI, p.317; Wisconsin in the War of the Rebellion, Wm. DeLoss Love, 1866, Church and Goodman, Chicago, p.1082; FCHS; Rokke.