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John Bornum

15th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry
The Scandinavian Regiment

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Name at Enlist

John Bornum

Birth Name
Other Names

John Bonum


ca. 1831 – 24 Jun 1864

Resident of Muster-In

Madison, Dane County, WI

Company at Enlistment


Rank at Enlistment


Muster Date

18 Dec 1861

Cause of Death


Death Location

Chattanooga, TN

Burial Location

National Cemetery at Chattanooga; section E, grave 122

John Bornum joined the WI 15th Infantry, Company G. The men of the company called themselves the “Rock River Rangers.”

The army listed Bornum as living in Madison, Dane County, WI, married, and age 30. He enlisted for three years on December 18, 1861 at Madison, and mustered there as a Private (Menig). He was left sick in Louisville, KY on September 12, 1863. He was seriously wounded in his left shoulder at New Hope Church, GA on May 27, 1864 and died of his wounds at a hospital in Chattanooga, TN on June 24, 1864. He was buried in the National Cemetery at Chattanooga; section E, grave 122.


Sources: Series 1200: Records of Civil War Regiments, 1861-1900, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, box 76-9; Regimental Muster and Descriptive Rolls, 1861-1865, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, vol.20, p.100; Wisconsin in the War of the Rebellion, Wm. DeLoss Love, 1866, Church and Goodman, Chicago, p.1082; Det Femtende Regiment, Wisconsin Frivillige [The Fifteenth Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteers], Ole A. Buslett, Decorah, IA, 1894, p.529; Nordmændene i Amerika, Martin Ulvestad, 1907, History Book Co., Minneapolis, MN, p.272.