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Olaves Brunes

15th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry
The Scandinavian Regiment

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Name at Enlist

Olaves Brunes

Birth Name
Other Names

Broness, Brons, Bronds, Branes, Broness; Olaus


ca. 1841 – 30 Jun 1864

Resident of Muster-In

Belleville, Dane County, WI

Company at Enlistment


Rank at Enlistment


Muster Date

9 Dec 1861

Cause of Death


Death Location

Andersonville Prison, Macon County, GA

Burial Location

Andersonville National Cemetery, Macon County, GA, grave 2,681

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

The army listed Brunes as living in Belleville, Dane County, WI, age 20, and unmarried. He enlisted for three years on November 11, 1861 at Bellville, and mustered at Madison, WI on December 9, 1861 as a Private (Menig). He was taken prisoner at Battle of New Hope Church, GA on May 27, 1864. He died of diarrhea in Andersonville Prison, GA on June 30, 1864 and was buried there in grave 2,681.


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.530; Nordmændene i Amerika, Martin Ulvestad, 1907, History Book Co., Minneapolis, MN, p.273; Oberst Heg og hans gutter, Waldemar Ager, 1916, Fremad Publ. Co., Eau Claire, WI, p.312.