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Ivar A. Brandt

15th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry
The Scandinavian Regiment
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Wisconsin Historical Society, Iconography, ID 89255

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Name at EnlistIvar A. Brandt
Birth Name
Livedca. 1834 - 25 May 1925
Birth PlaceValders region, Oppland fylke
Birth CountryNorway
Resident of Muster-InOconomowoc, Waukesha County, WI
Company at EnlistmentD
Rank at EnlistmentCorporal
Muster Date1 Jan 1862
Death LocationDecorah, Winneshiek County, IA
Burial LocationDecorah Lutheran Cemetery, Winneshiek County, IA
MotherAnna Erickson
FatherAndrew Brandt

Ivar A. Brandt was born in Valders, Norway, about 1834 to Andrew Brandt and Anna Erickson. He immigrated in 1853. He 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 Brandt as living in Oconomowoc, Waukesha County, WI, age 27, and unmarried. He enlisted for three years on October 30, 1861 at Oconomowoc, and mustered at Madison, WI on December 8, 1861. He was appointed Corporal (Korporal) on January 1, 1862 and promoted to Sergeant (Sersjant) on May 2, 1862. He was promoted to First Sergeant on December 1, 1862. Brandt was seriously wounded at Stones River, TN on December 31, 1862 and sent to the hospital in Nashville, TN. He went later to a camp at Dennison, OH. He mustered out with D Company at Chattanooga, TN on February 13, 1865. On February 25, 1867, he was commissioned Second Lieutenant (Løytnant) with rank from August 31, 1864.

After the war, he was living in Decorah, IA. Brandt was single and a painter. In 1886, he was living in Decorah, Winneshiek County, IA. He was also living there in 1893. He is buried at Decorah Lutheran Cemetery. He died on May 25, 1925.


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.56; Det Femtende Regiment, Wisconsin Frivillige [The Fifteenth Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteers], Ole A. Buslett, Decorah, IA, 1894, p.437 photo; Nordmændene i Amerika, Martin Ulvestad, 1907, History Book Co., Minneapolis, MN, p.256; Oberst Heg og hans gutter, Waldemar Ager, 1916, Fremad Publ. Co., Eau Claire, WI, p.191 photo, p.300; The Military History of Wisconsin in the War for the Union, Edwin B. Quiner, 1866, Clarke & Co., Chicago, p.621; Lars Gjertveit, Bodo, Norway; List of Ex-Soldiers, Sailors and Marines, Living in Iowa, William L. Alexander, Des Moines, IA, 1886, p.705; DGA; 1885 and 1925 IA Census; 1900 Census, Roll: 466, Page: 8B, Enumeration District: 0129, FHL microfilm: 1240466;