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|Name at Enlist||Knud Bjorgussen|
|Other Names||Knudt Bjergusson, Knut Bjorgulfson|
|Lived||ca. 1844 -|
|Resident of Muster-In||Oconomowoc, Waukesha County, WI|
|Company at Enlistment||D|
|Rank at Enlistment||Private|
|Muster Date||11 Jan 1862|
Knud Bjorgussen joined the WI 15th Infantry, Company D. The men of the company called themselves the “Norway Wolf Hunters.” They were also known as the “Waupun Company” because so many of its members were from Waupun.
The army listed Bjorgussen as living in Oconomowoc, Waukesha County, WI, age 18, and unmarried. He enlisted for three years on January 7, 1862 at Oconomowoc, and mustered at Madison, WI on January 11, 1862 as a Private (Menig). He was sick in the hospital in Danville, KY on October 21, 1862. He became unfit for service and was discharged in Louisville, KY on December 18, 1862.
Sources: Series 1200: Records of Civil War Regiments, 1861-1900, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, boxes 76-6, 78-3; Regimental Muster and Descriptive Rolls, 1861-1865, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, vol.20, p.58; Det Femtende Regiment, Wisconsin Frivillige [The Fifteenth Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteers], Ole A. Buslett, Decorah, IA, 1894, p.440; Nordmændene i Amerika, Martin Ulvestad, 1907, History Book Co., Minneapolis, MN, p.272; Oberst Heg og hans gutter, Waldemar Ager, 1916, Fremad Publ. Co., Eau Claire, WI, p.300.