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Peter Bloom

15th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry
The Scandinavian Regiment

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Name at Enlist

Peter Bloom

Birth Name

Dec 1840 – 7 Jun 1905

Birth Country


Resident of Muster-In

Manitowoc County, WI

Company at Enlistment


Rank at Enlistment


Muster Date

12 Dec 1861

Cause of Death

abcess on his lungs

Burial Location

Green Hill Cemetery, Alexandria, SD, lot 1, block 43, grave E





Spouse Lived

Oct 1844- 1920

Peter Bloom was born in December 1840 in Sweden. He immigrated in 1850. He joined the WI 15th Infantry, Company F. The men of the company called themselves “KK’s Protectors” in honor of the 15th’s first Lieutenant Colonel, Kiler K. Jones. “F” was also known as the Valdres Company because a large number of its members hailed from the Valdres region of Norway.

The army listed Bloom as living in Manitowoc County, WI, unmarried, and age 20. H enlisted for three years on November 19, 1861 at Manitowoc, WI, and mustered at Madison, WI on December 12, 1861 as a Private (Menig). He was sick in hospital at Nashville, TN on September 5 and November 5, 1862. He became unfit for service and was discharged from the service for disability on January 22, 1863 at Nashville, TN.

After the war, Peter married Margaret of Sweden. She immigrated in 1869.  Their children included Jerry (1877), Harven (1879), and Grace (1881). Peter and his family lived in Beulah, Hanson County, SD. He worked as a farmer. He died of an abscess on his lungs on June 7, 1905 at 65 and is buried in Green Hill Cemetery, Alexandria, SD , lot 1, block43, grave E. Margaret was buried there in 1920.


Sources: Series 1200: Records of Civil War Regiments, 1861-1900, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, box 76-8; Regimental Muster and Descriptive Rolls, 1861-1865, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, vol.20, p.86; Det Femtende Regiment, Wisconsin Frivillige [The Fifteenth Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteers], Ole A. Buslett, Decorah, IA, 1894, p.500; Oberst Heg og hans gutter, Waldemar Ager, 1916, Fremad Publ. Co., Eau Claire, WI, p.306; SDSHS, WPA Veterans Graves Registration, Hanson County; Civil War Pension Index, Roll #T288_39;; 1900 Census, Roll: 1550, Page: 2B, Enumeration District: 0171, FHL microfilm: 1241550.