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Iver G. Dahl

15th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry
The Scandinavian Regiment

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Name at Enlist

Iver G. Dahl

Birth Name

Iver G. Dahl


ca. 1839 – 10 Mar 1864

Resident of Muster-In

Worth County, IA

Company at Enlistment


Rank at Enlistment


Muster Date

11 Feb 1862

Cause of Death


Death Location

Libby Prison, Richmond, Richmond County, VA

Burial Location

National Cemetery at Danville, Pittsylvania County, VA



Iver G. Dahl joined the WI 15th Infantry, Company K. The company called itself “Clausen’s Guards” in honor of the 15th’s first Chaplain, Claus L. Clausen. Most of the company was recruited from Scandinavian communities in MN and IA, with the rest from WI.

The army listed Dahl as living in Worth County, IA, a carpenter, age 32, and married. He had blue eyes, red hair, fair complexion, and stood 5’5”. He enlisted for three years on November 29, 1861 in Worth County, and mustered at Madison, WI on February 11, 1862 as a Private (Menig). He was left behind sick at Mississippi River Island No. 10 on June 11, 1862. He was sick at Knoxville, TN on December 26, 1863. He was taken prisoner at Chickamauga, GA on September 20, 1863. On March 10, 1864, he died of scurvy in Libby Prison, Richmond, VA. He was buried in the National Cemetery at Danville, VA.

In 1866, his wife, Marin Dahl, filed a pension in his name.

Sources: Series 1200: Records of Civil War Regiments, 1861-1900, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, box 76-12; Regimental Muster and Descriptive Rolls, 1861-1865, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, vol.20, p.142; Det Femtende Regiment, Wisconsin Frivillige [The Fifteenth Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteers], Ole A. Buslett, Decorah, IA, 1894, p.621; 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.317; Civil War Pension Index, roll# T288_109.