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Knud O. Dokken

15th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry
The Scandinavian Regiment

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Name at Enlist

Knud O. Dokken

Birth Name

Knud Olsen Dokken

Other Names

Knud Doken


ca. 1843 – 7 May 1862

Birth Place


Birth Country


Resident of Muster-In

Perry Township, Dane County, WI

Company at Enlistment


Rank at Enlistment


Muster Date

13 Feb 1862

Cause of Death

typhoid fever

Death Location

Mississippi River Island No. 10

Burial Location

Mississippi River National Cemetery at Memphis, TN


Margit K. Flaaten


Ole L. Fosgaard



Knud Olsen Dokken was born in 1843 at Valdres, Norway, the son of Ole L. Fosgaard and Margit K. Flaaten. He came to America in 1857. 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 Dokken as living in Perry Township, Dane County, WI, age 18, and unmarried. He enlisted for three years on January 23, 1862 in Dane County, and mustered at Madison, WI on February 13, 1862 as a Private (Menig). He died of typhoid fever in the hospital at Mississippi River Island No. 10 on May 7, 1862. He was buried in Mississippi River National Cemetery at Memphis, TN. He was a brother to Private Lars O. Dokken.


Sources: Series 1200: Records of Civil War Regiments, 1861-1900, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, boxes 76-10, 77-3; Regimental Muster and Descriptive Rolls, 1861-1865, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, vol.20, p.114; Det Femtende Regiment, Wisconsin Frivillige [The Fifteenth Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteers, Ole A. Buslett, Decorah, IA, 1894, p.556; Nordmændene i Amerika, Martin Ulvestad, 1907, History Book Co., Minneapolis, MN, p.276; Oberst Heg og hans gutter, Waldemar Ager, 1916, Fremad Pub. Co., Eau Claire, WI, p.102, photo, p.309.