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Albert J Brown

15th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry
The Scandinavian Regiment

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Name at Enlist

Albert J Brown

Birth Name

Anfind Josephsen Grovu

Other Names

Anfin Josefsen Bryn


23 Oct 1841 –

Birth Place

Voss parish, Hordaland fylke

Birth Country


Resident of Muster-In

Beloit, Rock County, WI

Company at Enlistment


Rank at Enlistment


Muster Date

13 Dec 1861


Brite Magnesdatter Rykke

Mother Lived

10 Jan 1818-1850


Josef Anfinsen Bryn

Father Lived

7 Oct 1819-1850


13 Jul 1850

Anfind Josephsen was born on the Grovu farm, Voss parish, Hordaland, Norway.  He arrived in New York July 13, 1850 with his parents, siblings, grandparents and uncles on the Kong Sverre.

He enlisted as Albert J. Brown, joining the WI 15th Infantry, Company G. The men of the company called themselves the “Rock River Rangers.” His uncle, Andrew A. Brown served in Company H.

The army listed Brown as living in Beloit, Rock County, WI, age 20, and unmarried. He enlisted for three years on October 5, 1861 at Beloit, and mustered at Madison, WI, on December 13, 1861, as a Private (Menig). He was on leave to Beloit on July 3, 1863. He was sick in Chattanooga, TN, on November 28, 1863. He mustered out with Company G on January 13, 1865, at Chattanooga.


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; Det Femtende Regiment, Wisconsin Frivillige [The Fifteenth Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteers], Ole A. Buslett, 1895, Decorah, IA,  p. 530; Oberst Heg og hans gutter, Waldemar Ager, 1916, Fremad Pub. Co., Eau Claire, WI, p. 312; Lars Gjertveit, Bodo, Norway;  Norwegian Immigrants to the United States, A Biographical Directory, 1825-1850, Volume Five 1850, Blaine Hedberg and Gerhard B. Naeseth, 2008, Anundsen Publishing Co., Decorah, IA, p. 56, ID 652.