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Andrew Erickson

15th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry
The Scandinavian Regiment

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Name at Enlist

Andrew Erickson

Birth Name

ca. 1834 –

Birth Country


Resident of Muster-In

La Crosse, La Crosse County, WI

Company at Enlistment


Rank at Enlistment


Muster Date

20 Dec 1861

Andrew Erickson was born in Norway. He joined the WI 15th Infantry, Company I. The men of the company called themselves the “Scandinavian Mountaineers” but were also known as the “Waupaca Company” because so many of them were living in that Wisconsin county when they enlisted.

The army listed him as living in La Crosse, La Crosse County, WI, age 27, a fisherman, and unmarried. He had blue eyes, dark hair, dark complexion, and stood 5’9”. He enlisted for three years on December 18, 1861 at La Crosse. His enlistment was credited to Scandinavia, Waupaca County. He mustered at Madison, WI on December 20, 1861 as a Private (Menig). He was with the provision transport from Stevenson, AL in September and October 1863. His re-enlisted for three years on January 1, 1864 at Strawberry Plains, TN. He re-mustered on April 25, 1864 at McDonald’s Station, TN. He had to have 30-day leave. He was on leave May 5, 1864. He temporarily assigned to the 24th WiI Infantry on February 10, 1865. He transferred to I Company of the WI 13th on June 10, 1865. He mustered out on November 24, 1865.

Sources: Series 1200: Records of Civil War Regiments, 1861-1900, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office box 76-11,14; Regimental Muster and Descriptive Rolls, 1861-1865, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, vol.18 p 174, vol.20 p.128; Det Femtende Regiment, Wisconsin Frivillige [The Fifteenth Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteers], Ole A. Buslett, Decorah, IA, 1894, p.587; 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.59; p.314, e.50.