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Herman Berg

15th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry
The Scandinavian Regiment

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Name at Enlist

Herman Berg

Birth Name

ca. 1840 –

Resident of Muster-In

Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, WI

Company at Enlistment


Rank at Enlistment


Muster Date

10 Jan 1862

Herman 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 22, and unmarried. He enlisted for three years on December 2, 1861 at Madison, WI, and mustered there on January 10, 1862 as a Private (Menig). He was sick in Springfield, KY on October 7, 1862. He was in the hospital at Bowling Green, KY. He was taken prisoner near Bardstown, KY where he had been left behind because of his illness. He was paroled to General Lew Wallace at a camp in OH in 1863. He served on the military police duty in Columbus, OH on the 1st, 4th and 11th of April 1863. He then transferred to Veteran Reserve Corps on January 15, 1864. He was later discharged.


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.44; Det Femtende Regiment, Wisconsin Frivillige [The Fifteenth Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteers], Ole A. Buslett, Decorah, IA, 1894, p.407; Nordmændene i Amerika, Martin Ulvestad, 1907, History Book Co., Minneapolis, MN, p.271.