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Daniel Danielson

15th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry
The Scandinavian Regiment

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Name at Enlist

Daniel Danielson

Birth Name

ca. 1836 – 26 Oct 1863

Birth Country


Resident of Muster-In

Muskego, Waukesha County, WI

Company at Enlistment


Rank at Enlistment


Muster Date

12 Dec 1861

Cause of Death


Death Location

Muskego, Waukesha County, WI

Burial Location

Muskego, Waukesha County, WI



Mother Lived




Father Lived


Daniel Danielson was born about 1836 to Gilley and Ellen Danielson in Norway. His siblings included Ole (1832), Isabel (1834), Margaret (1838), Elias (1840), Cornelia (1843), and E.M. (1847).

Danielson joined the WI 15th Infantry, Company C. The men of the company called themselves the “Norway Bear Hunters,” but they were also known as the Color Company because the regimental Color Guard was attached to their company.

The army listed Danielson as living in Muskego, Waukesha County, WI, age 25, and unmarried. He enlisted for three years on December 10, 1861 at Waterford, WI, and mustered on December 12, 1861 at Madison, WI as a Private (Menig). He was sick in Nashville, TN on July 1, 1863. He died of disease in Muskego, WI while on home leave. He was buried at Muskego and the stone reads “d. 26 Oct 1863, aged 26 y 7 m”.


Sources: Series 1200: Records of Civil War Regiments, 1861-1900, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, box 76-5; Regimental Muster and Descriptive Rolls, 1861-1865, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, vol.20, p.44; Det Femtende Regiment, Wisconsin Frivillige [The Fifteenth Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteers], Ole A. Buslett, Decorah, IA, 1894, p.409; Nordmændene i Amerika, Martin Ulvestad, 1907, History Book Co., Minneapolis, MN, p.276; Oberst Heg og hans gutter, Waldemar Ager, 1916, Fremad Publ. Co., Eau Claire, WI, p.298; Wisconsin Cemetery Records; 1850 Census, Roll: M432_1009, Page: 330B, Image: 190.