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Lars O. Dokken

15th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry
The Scandinavian Regiment

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Name at Enlist

Lars O. Dokken

Birth Name

Lars Olsen Dokken


ca. 1838 – 1 Apr 1863

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


Death Location

hospital Number 8 at Nashville, TN

Burial Location

National Cemetery in NN; section E, grave 255


Margit K. Flaaten


Ole L. Fosgaard



Lars Olsen Dokken was born in 1838 at Valders, Norway, the son of Ole L. Fosgaard and Margit K. Flaaten. He came to America in 1857. He joined the WI 15th Infantry, Company H. The men of his company called themselves “Heg’s Rifles” in honor of the 15th commander, Colonel Hans C. Heg. They were also known as the “Voss Company” because of a large number of them who were from the Voss region of Norway.

The army listed Dokken as living in Perry Township, Dane County, WI, age 23, unmarried, and a farmer. He had blue eyes, blond hair, fair complexion, and stood 5’8”. He enlisted for three years on December 2, 1861 in Dane County, and mustered at Madison, WI on February 13, 1862 as a Private (Menig). He was wounded at Stones River, TN on December 31, 1862, and died of his wounds at hospital Number 8 at Nashville, TN on April 1, 1863. He was buried in the National Cemetery in Nashville; section E, grave 255. He is the brother of Private Knud O. Dokken.


Sources: Series 1200: Records of Civil War Regiments, 1861-1900, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, box 76-10,16; 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; Foreigners in the Union Army and Navy, Ella Lonn, Publ. Louisiana State University Press, 1951, p.368; Oberst Heg og hans gutter, Waldemar Ager, 1916, Fremad Publ. Co., Eau Claire, WI, p.101, photo, p.309; Hamarsbon-Raaen Genealogy by Aagot Raaen. Privately printed, 1954.