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Ole Asleson

15th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry
The Scandinavian Regiment

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Name at Enlist

Ole Asleson

Birth Name

ca. 1842 – ca. 1863

Resident of Muster-In

Decorah, Winneshiek County, IA

Company at Enlistment


Rank at Enlistment


Muster Date

11 Feb 1862

Death Location

Confederate prison at Atlanta, GA

Burial Location

National Cemetery at Marietta, GA; section A, grave 216

Ole Asleson 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 Asleson as living in Decorah, Winneshiek County, IA, age 20, and unmarried. He enlisted for three years on January 6, 1862 at Decorah, and mustered at Madison, WI on February 11, 1862 as a Private (Menig). He was detached and on Military Police duty on October 27, 1862. He was wounded at Chickamauga, GA on September 19, 1863 and taken prisoner. He died in the Confederate prison at Atlanta, GA, date not known. In the prison register, he is entered as No. 6473, and the man who bore that number is buried at National Cemetery at Marietta, GA; section A, grave 216.


Sources: Series 1200: Records of Civil War Regiments, 1861-1900, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, box 76-12; 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; DGA; 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; Winneshiek County, IA, Recorder’s Office.