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David Crockett

15th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry
The Scandinavian Regiment

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Name at Enlist

David Crockett

Birth Name

David Crockett


ca. 1833 –

Birth Place

Huntsville, AL

Birth Country


Resident of Muster-In

Huntsville, Madison County, AL

Company at Enlistment


Rank at Enlistment


Muster Date

19 Nov 1863

David Crockett was born in Huntsville, AL, in 1833. He joined the WI 15th Infantry, Company E. The men of the company called themselves “Odin’s Rifles.”

The army listed him as a “Negro” servant, age 30. He had brown eyes, curly hair, dark complexion, and stood 5’6”. He sought out Lieutenant Rossing, seeking to enlist. He enlisted for three years on October 10, 1863, at Chattanooga, TN, and mustered on November 19, 1863, at the Cumberland Army’s headquarters. Crockett was assigned as company undercook and Private (Menig). He was sent to hospital at Atlanta, GA, on September 28, 1864. He was transferred to Company H at Whiteside, TN, in Sep 1864; later to the 24th Infantry on February 13, 1865.


Sources: Series 1200: Records of Civil War Regiments, 1861-1900, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, box 76-7; Regimental Muster and Descriptive Rolls, 1861-1865, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, vol.20, p.72; Payroll muster rolls of WI 15th Co E, saved by Captain T. A. Rossing; Det Femtende Regiment, Wisconsin Frivillige [The Fifteenth Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteers], Ole A. Buslett, Decorah, IA, 1894, p.474.