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Axel N. M. Day

15th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry
The Scandinavian Regiment

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Name at Enlist

Axel N. M. Day

Birth Name
Other Names

Axel Dag


ca. 1840 –

Birth Country


Resident of Muster-In

Racine, Racine County, WI

Company at Enlistment


Rank at Enlistment


Muster Date

5 Dec 1862

Axel N. M. Day was born in Sweden. He 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 Day as living in Racine, WI, a soldier, and age 22. He had blue eyes, light hair, light complexion, and stood 5’11”. He enlisted for three years on November 29, 1862, at Racine, and mustered on December 5, 1862, at Madison, WI, as a Private (Menig). He came to the Regiment at Murfreesboro, TN, on February 1, 1863. He became unfit for service and was discharged from the service on April 19, 1863.


Sources: Series 1200: Records of Civil War Regiments, 1861-1900, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, box 76-15; Det Femtende Regiment, Wisconsin Frivillige [The Fifteenth Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteers], Ole A. Buslett, Decorah, IA, 1894, p. 410.