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Erick Erickson

15th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry
The Scandinavian Regiment

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Name at Enlist

Erick Erickson

Birth Name

ca. 1840 – 1 Dec 1862

Birth Country


Resident of Muster-In

Lafayette County, WI

Company at Enlistment


Rank at Enlistment


Muster Date

11 Feb 1862

Cause of Death


Death Location

general hospital at Bowling Green, KY

Burial Location

National Cemetery in Nashville, TN; section N, grave 714



Mother Lived



Erick Johnson

Father Lived


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.