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Ole Christopherson

15th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry
The Scandinavian Regiment

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Name at Enlist

Ole Christopherson

Birth Name
Other Names



ca. 1836 – 6 Sep 1862

Resident of Muster-In

Barre, La Crosse County, WI

Company at Enlistment


Rank at Enlistment


Muster Date

20 Dec 1861

Cause of Death


Death Location

Cincinnati, OH

Burial Location

Spring Grove Cemetery near Cincinnati, OH; lot B grave 140

Ole Christopherson joined the WI 15th Infantry, Company E. The men of his company called themselves “Odin’s Rifles.”

The army listed Christopherson as living in Barre, La Crosse County, WI, age 25, and unmarried. He enlisted for three years on December 8, 1861 in La Crosse County, and mustered on December 20, 1861 at Madison, WI as a Private (Menig). He was sick in the hospital at Mississippi River Island No. 10 on June 11, 1862 and sick in the general hospital on July 28, 1862. He died of disease in the hospital in Cincinnati, OH on September 6, 1862. He was buried in Spring Grove Cemetery near Cincinnati, OH; lot B grave 140.


Sources: Series 1200: Records of Civil War Regiments, 1861-1900, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office boxes 76-7, 77-8; Regimental Muster and Descriptive Rolls, 1861-1865, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, vol 20, p 72; 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] by Ole A. Buslett, Decorah, IA, 1894, p 473; Payroll muster rolls of WI 15th Co E, saved by Captain T. A. Rossing; Nordmændene i Amerika, Martin Ulvestad, 1907, History Book Co., Minneapolis, MN, p 275; Oberst Heg og hans gutter, Waldemar Ager, 1916, Fremad Publ. Co., Eau Claire, WI, p 303.