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|Name at Enlist|
ca. 1840 – 1 Dec 1862
|Resident of Muster-In|
Lafayette County, WI
|Company at Enlistment|
|Rank at Enlistment|
11 Feb 1862
|Cause of Death|
general hospital at Bowling Green, KY
National Cemetery in Nashville, TN; section N, grave 714
Erick Erickson was born about 1841 in Norway. In 1860, he was living with his family in Argyle, Lafayette County, WI. His parents were Erick and Caroline Johnson. His siblings were John (1832), Lewis, (1834), and Andrew (1836). Erickson joined the WI 15th Infantry, Company K. The company called itself “Clausen’s Guards” in honor of the 15th’s first Chaplain, Claus L. Clausen. Most of the company was recruited from Scandinavian communities in MN and IA, with the rest from WI.
The army listed Erickson as living in Lafayette County, WI, age 22, and unmarried. He enlisted on January 22, 1862 in Lafayette County, and mustered at Madison, WI on February 11, 1862 as a Private (Menig). He was sick in Bardstown, KY in October, and in Bowling Green, KY in September and November 1862. He died of disease in general hospital at Bowling Green on December 1, 1862. He was buried at National Cemetery in Nashville, TN; section N, grave 714.
Sources: Series 1200: Records of Civil War Regiments, 1861-1900, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office box 76-12; Regimental Muster and Descriptive Rolls, 1861-1865, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, vol.20, p.144; Det Femtende Regiment, Wisconsin Frivillige [The Fifteenth Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteers], Ole A. Buslett, Decorah, IA, 1894, p.622; Nordmændene i Amerika, Martin Ulvestad, 1907, History Book Co., Minneapolis, MN, p.279; Oberst Heg og hans gutter, Waldemar Ager, 1916, Fremad Publ. Co., Eau Claire, WI, p.317; 1860 Census, Roll: M653_1416, Page: 519, Image: 15, Family History Library Film: 805416.