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James P. Brown

15th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry
The Scandinavian Regiment

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Name at Enlist

James P. Brown

Birth Name

ca. 1830 – 15 Jun 1864

Resident of Muster-In

Racine, Racine County, WI

Company at Enlistment


Rank at Enlistment


Muster Date

5 Dec 1862

Cause of Death


Death Location

Racine, Racine County, WI

James P. Brown joined the WI 15th Infantry, Company C. The men of the company called themselves the “Norway Bear Hunters,” but they were also known as the Color Company because the regimental Color Guard was attached to their company.

The army listed Brown as living in Racine, Racine County, WI, a tailor, and age 32. He had blue eyes, brown hair, fair complexion, and stood 5’4”. He enlisted for three years on November 29, 1862 at Racine, and mustered on December 5, 1862 at Madison, WI as a Private (Menig). He joined C Company at Murfreesboro, TN on January 16, 1863. He served with the Brigade Commissary during November 1863. He was sick in Chattanooga, TN in December 1863. He died in Racine, WI on June 15, 1864 of diarrhea.


Sources: WHS Regimental Muster and Descriptive Rolls, 1861-1865, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, vol.20, p.44; Det Femtende Regiment, Wisconsin Frivillige [The Fifteenth Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteers], Ole A. Buslett, Decorah, IA, 1894, p.408; Nordmændene i Amerika, Martin Ulvestad, 1907, History Book Co., Minneapolis, MN, p.273; Wisconsin in the War of the Rebellion, Wm. DeLoss Love, 1866, Church and Goodman, Chicago, p.1081.