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Robert S. Dingman

15th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry
The Scandinavian Regiment

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Name at Enlist

Robert S. Dingman

Birth Name

Robert S. Dingman


ca. 1824 –

Birth Place

New York

Birth Country


Resident of Muster-In

Caldwell’s Prairie, Racine County, WI

Company at Enlistment


Rank at Enlistment


Muster Date

2 Dec 1861


Caroline E.

Spouse Lived


Married On

31 Dec 1850

Marriage Location

Racine, Wisconsin

Robert S. Dingman was born about 1824 in NY. He was married to Caroline E. on December 31, 1850 in Racine, WI. Together, they had a child named William E. in 1852.

Dingman 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 Dingman living in Caldwell’s Prairie, Racine County, WI, a clergyman, age 38, and married. He had blue eyes, dark hair, fair complexion, and stood 5’5”. He enlisted for three years on November 30, 1861 at Waterford, WI, and mustered on December 2, 1861 at Madison, WI as a Private (Menig). He was missing from Madison on March 2, 1862 and War Department had not heard from him after that. However, the WI Marriage Records list Robert and his wife, Carrie, as being present at the first and second marriages of their son, William. The first marriage was on July 21, 1884 between William and Clara Allen in Chilton, Calumet County, WI. The second marriage was between William and Addie on March 31, 1907.

Sources: Series 1200: Records of Civil War Regiments, 1861-1900, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, box 76-5,15; 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.410; 1850 Census, Roll: M432_1004, Page: 26A, Image: 55; 1860 Census, Roll: M653_1427, Page: 874, Image: 492, Family History Library Film: 805427; Wisconsin Marriage Records, Batch number M00338-7, GS Film number 1275830; Batch number M00881-3, GS Film number 1014023; Wisconsin Marriages, 1820-1907, Vol. 1, p.142.