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Ole E. Dahl

15th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry
The Scandinavian Regiment

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Name at Enlist

Ole E. Dahl

Birth Name

ca. 1839 – 30 Apr 1862

Birth Country


Resident of Muster-In

Springdale, Dane County, WI

Company at Enlistment


2nd Company


Rank at Enlistment


Muster Date

6 Jan 1862

Cause of Death

nerve fever

Death Location

Mississippi River Island No. 10

Burial Location

Mississippi River Cemetery near Memphis, TN

Ole E. Dahl 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 Dahl as living in Springdale, Dane County, a tailor, age 23, and unmarried. He had blue eyes, light hair, light complexion, and stood 5’8”. He enlisted for three years on January 4, 1862 at Camp Randall, Madison, WI, and mustered there on January 6, 1862 as a Private (Menig). He was then promoted to Sergeant (Sersjant) and then Quartermaster Sergeant of Company H. He died of nerve fever in hospital at Mississippi River Island No. 10 on April 30, 1862. He was buried in Mississippi River Cemetery near Memphis, TN.


Sources: Series 1200: Records of Civil War Regiments, 1861-1900, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office box 76-7,15; Regimental Muster and Descriptive Rolls, 1861-1865, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, vol.20, p.72; Det Femtende Regiment, Wisconsin Frivillige [The Fifteenth Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteers], Ole A. Buslett, Decorah, IA, 1894, p.474. p.332; 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; Roll of Honor, vol.21, p.252.