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Knud Brunson

15th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry
The Scandinavian Regiment

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Name at Enlist

Knud Brunson

Birth Name
Other Names

Knudt Brownson, Knut Brownson


ca. 1815 –

Resident of Muster-In

Norway Township, Racine County, WI

Company at Enlistment


Rank at Enlistment


Muster Date

25 Feb 1862

Knud Brunson 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 Brunson as living in Norway Township, Racine County, WI, age 47, and married. He enlisted for three years on February 25, 1862, and mustered the same day at Madison, WI as a Private (Menig). He was sick in Bowling Green, KY on November 4, 1862. From May 9 until June 29, 1864, he was a hospital orderly. He mustered out with C Company on January 1, 1865 at Chattanooga, TN.


Sources: 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; Oberst Heg og hans gutter, Waldemar Ager, 1916, Fremad Publ. Co., Eau Claire, WI, p.298.