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Thomas Emmonson

15th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry
The Scandinavian Regiment
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Wisconsin Historical Society, Iconography, ID 80713

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Name at Enlist

Thomas Emmonson

Birth Name
Other Names



ca. 1840 – 19 Oct 1863

Resident of Muster-In

Norway Township, Racine County, WI

Company at Enlistment


Rank at Enlistment


Muster Date

2 Dec 1861

Cause of Death


Death Location

Stevenson, Jackson County, AL

Thomas Emmonson joined the WI 15th Infantry, Company C. The men of his 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 Emmonson as living in Norway Township, Racine County, WI, age 21, and unmarried. He enlisted for three years on October 31, 1861 at Waterford, WI, and mustered on December 2, 1861 at Madison, WI as a Private (Menig). He was a wagoner with the provision transport on June 20, 1863. He was in Division Quartermaster Corps from June 30, 1863. He died of disease at Stevenson, AL on October 19, 1863. He was the brother of Albert Emmonson.


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.411; Nordmændene i Amerika, Martin Ulvestad, 1907, History Book Co., Minneapolis, MN, p.278; Oberst Heg og hans gutter, Waldemar Ager, 1916, Fremad Publ. Co., Eau Claire, WI, p.139, photo, p.298.