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Andrew Asperheim

15th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry
The Scandinavian Regiment

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Name at Enlist

Andrew Asperheim

Birth Name

ca. 1837 – 15 May 1864

Birth Place

Aardal, Stavanger

Birth Country


Resident of Muster-In

Windsor, Dane County, WI

Company at Enlistment


Rank at Enlistment

Private and Wagoner

Muster Date

22 Dec 1862

Cause of Death


Death Location

Resaca, GA

Andrew Asperheim was born in Aardal,  Norway. He joined the WI 15th Infantry, Company B. The men of the company called themselves the “Wergeland Guards” in honor of Henrik Wergeland, the famous Norwegian writer and poet.

The army listed Asperheim as living in Windsor, Dane County, WI, age 25, a laborer, and unmarried. He had blue eyes, blond hair, fair skin, and stood 5’7”. He enlisted for three years on December 22, 1862, at Madison, WI, and mustered there the same day as a Private (Menig). He was assigned as wagoner with the division supply team. He was taken prisoner at La Vergne, TN, on December 29, 1862. He was paroled at St. Louis, MO, on December 31, 1862. He was wounded, shot through his body, at Resaca, GA, on May 14, 1864 and died at hospital the next day. It was said that he had been in eleven battles and been wounded twice.


Sources: Series 1200: Records of Civil War Regiments, 1861-1900, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, Wisconsin Historical Society, Madison, box 76-4; Regimental Muster and Descriptive Rolls, 1861-1865, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, Wisconsin Historical Society, Madison, vol. 20, p. 28; Det Femtende Regiment, Wisconsin Frivillige [The Fifteenth Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteers], Ole A. Buslett, 1895, Decorah, IA, p. 378; Oberst Heg og hans Gutter, Waldemar Ager, 1916, Fremad Publ. Co., Eau Claire, WI, p. 294; Wisconsin in the War of the Rebellion, Wm. DeLoss Love, 1866, Church and Goodman, Chicago, p. 1081; Nordmændene i Amerika, Martin Ulvestad, 1907, History Book Co., Minneapolis, MN, p. 270; Roster of Wisconsin Volunteers, War of the Rebellion, 1861-1865, Vol I & II, Compiled under direction of the Adjutant General, Madison, WI, 1886, p .808.