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Frederick R. Berg

15th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry
The Scandinavian Regiment

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Name at Enlist

Frederick R. Berg

Birth Name
Other Names



ca. 1817 – ca. 1890

Resident of Muster-In

Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, WI

Company at Enlistment


Rank at Enlistment


Muster Date

19 Nov 1861


Roda H.

Fredrick R. Berg joined the WI 15th Infantry, Company C. The men of the company called themselves the “Norway Bear Hunters,” but they were also known as the Color Company because the regimental Color Guard was attached to their company.

The army listed Berg as living in Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, WI, age 44, and married. He enrolled on November 19, 1861 at Milwaukee. He was commissioned Captain (Kaptein) on November 22, 1861 effective from the 19th. He mustered on January 1, 1862 at Madison, WI. He resigned and was honorably discharged from the service on June 12, 1862. A pension was filed by his widow, Roda H., on July 18, 1890.


Sources: Series 1200: Records of Civil War Regiments, 1861-1900, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, box 76-5; Regimental Muster and Descriptive Rolls, 1861-1865, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, vol.20, p.42; Lonn p.160; Det Femtende Regiment, Wisconsin Frivillage [The Fifteenth Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteers], Ole A. Buslett, Decorah, IA, 1894, p. 402; Nordmændene i Amerika, Martin Ulvestad, 1907, History Book Co., Minneapolis, MN, p.253; Oberst Heg og hans gutter, Waldemar Ager, 1916, Fremad Pub. Co., Eau Claire, WI, p.297; Civil War Pension Index, Roll # T288_32.