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Even Christopherson

15th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry
The Scandinavian Regiment

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Name at Enlist

Even Christopherson

Birth Name

ca. 1825 – 15 Oct 1865

Resident of Muster-In

Onalaska, La Crosse County (or Ettrick, Trempealeau County), WI

Company at Enlistment


Rank at Enlistment


Muster Date

10 Feb 1864

Death Location

3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, hospital in San Antonio, TX

Even Christopherson was born in Norway. He joined the WI 15th Infantry, Company E. The men of the company called themselves “Odin’s Rifles.”

The army listed Christopherson as living in Onalaska, La Crosse County (or Ettrick, Trempealeau County), WI, age 39, a farmer, and married. He had blue eyes, light brown hair, fair complexion, and stood 5’8”. He enlisted for three years on February 10, 1864 at La Crosse, WI, and he mustered at La Crosse the same day as a Private (Menig). He joined the company at Knoxville, TN. He was promoted to Sergeant (Sersjant). On July 8, 1864, he was sent to Division Hospital in Nashville, TN. He transferred to Company H at Whiteside, TN; was temporarily assigned to the WI 24th Infantry on February 13, 1865; and transferred to I Company of the WI 13th on June 10, 1865. He died on October 15, 1865 in the 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, hospital in San Antonio, TX. His grandson, Christian Christopherson filed a pension on January 31, 1866.


Sources: Series 1200: Records of Civil War Regiments, 1861-1900, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, box 76-13; Regimental Muster and Descriptive Rolls, 1861-1865, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, vol.18 p.174; vol.20, p.72; Payroll muster rolls of WI 15th Co E, saved by Captain T. A. Rossing; Oberst Heg og hans gutter, Waldemar Ager, 1916, Fremad Publ. Co., Eau Claire, WI, p.303; Det Femtende Regiment, Wisconsin Frivillige [The Fifteenth Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteers], Ole A. Buslett, Decorah, IA, 1894, p. 473; Nordmændene i Amerika, Martin Ulvestad, 1907, History Book Co., Minneapolis, MN, p.259; Civil War Pension Index, Roll #T288_82.